This summer Other Sights looks forward to working with a UBC Sustainability Scholar on Fraser River Estuary Programming for Currents and Waves. The call for UBC scholar applicants for the role is currently open until January 29th. About the Role: Other Sights would like to work with a Sustainability Scholar who will create an engaging […]
The Foreshore Invasion Day event on the water at the Blue Cabin had many supporters. Thanks to all those who came out under the grey skies on January 25th to listen to some spectacular performances from local artists Christie Lee Charles, Jeneen Frei Njootli, and Senaqwila Wyss. Also featured in this performance set was We […]
This is a conversation between Coll Thrush, Kamala Todd & attendees. Creating home and a sense of place means building relationships. How well do we relate/give back/listen to the land and waters that are our home? This is a conversation towards decolonizing the city, asking questions about learning the laws and expectations and responsibilities before we assume permission and right mindedness to “come ashore” and be good visitors. This conversation will be held at the Mount Pleasant Community Centre, in collaboration with the Contemporary Art Gallery.
Carmen Papalia and Joulene Tse Parent will discuss issues of cultural accessibility and human rights in the city, including Tse’s ongoing research on the history of Indigenous workers on the waterfront, as well as Papalia’s projects leading up to and including his recent conceptual work Open Access, a new, relational model for accessibility that sets a precedent for considerations of agency and power in relation to the disabling social, cultural, and political conditions in a given context.
Presented as part of Flotilla: National Conference of Artist Run Centres, this last Session of The Foreshore Part I is co-presented by Marie Burge and Journée sans culture. Burge will review the history and concrete engagement work of the PEI Working Group for a Livable Income to establish Basic Income Guarantee (BIG) as a formal public program in PEI. Journée Sans Culture will discuss the methods, aspirations, and challenges that have shaped the group’s activities since 2015.
Presented as part of Flotilla: National Conference of Artist Run Centres, this second last Session of The Foreshore Part I is co-presented by Lindsay Dobbin and Harmony Wagner. Drawing upon a lifelong relationship with sound, landscape and water, artist and musician Dobbin will share stories about their creative practice of listening, and how it is a method to deeply communicate with, and be in relation to, the living land. Wagner will speak to how our bodies navigate this ever-changing, yet cyclical state, as seen through the lens of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Martial Arts.