I Know What I Want: Open Studio (Event)
I Know What I Want: Open Studio
July 22 – 28, 2013
Mon – Sat 11am – 7pm | Sun 11am – 5pm
370 East Broadway
This summer Other Sights is collaborating with The Western Front and 221A on a publicly-sited research intensive about the possible futures of the Kingsway, Broadway and Main Street neighbourhood in Vancouver. In addition to conducting interviews with local independent business people, cultural leaders and members of the design and planning community, we have gathered and circulated ideas from neighbours at the recent Western Front 40th Anniversary party.
Between July 22 and 28, members of the Other Sights collective are creating an Open Studio at the Kingsgate Mall and we invite you to drop by. Using an aerial view of the intersection, we will model the desires that have been offered thus far, plus those delivered on site and through othersights.ca. The model will adapt, combine and recombine these ideas throughout the week. You will find us between Mon – Sat 11am – 7pm & Sun 11am – 5pm close to the east entrance of the mall.
To be clear: the Open Studio is not a protest, a development proposal, or an exercise in nostalgia. Instead, we seek to evaluate space using the tools that artists have immediately at their disposal: our networks and our ideas. Central to this endeavor is the idea that these everyday spaces possess potential for creative projects and can be envisioned beyond the familiar narrative of building up and over what exists. What if artists, curators, architects, thinkers and citizens were invited to imagine these potentials? What surprising things might we find?
We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.