Join us for a conversation with the Blue Cabin project founding partners, Glenn Alteen, Esther Rausenberg, and Barbara Cole, as they talk about their four-year process of saving, remediating, and repurposing the cabin. They will also speak about the project as it moves into its next phases of development, drawing us closer to its launch as a floating artist residency and heritage engagement site.
Carole Itter will present an informal talk about her artwork and writings during her 35-year residency at the Blue Cabin. She will be joined by artist Krista Lomax for a conversation about their times spent at the cabin, and a screening of Lomax’s 11-minute documentary entitled the blue cabin.
Squatters have been a fixture in Burrard Inlet since before Vancouver was created. Their story encompasses the history of Gastown and Kitsilano, the dispossession of Indigenous people, the evolution of Stanley Park, the hobo jungles of the Great Depression, and the search for affordable housing in an always-expensive metropolis. Author Daniel Francis describes this history, illustrating his talk with photographs both archival and contemporary.