GHETTO: How can we live together?

2023, Equity + Justice, Arts + Culture, Cities, Engage in Global Challenges, Make a Difference for B.C.

GHETTO, created by Henriquez Partners Architects, is a theoretical rezoning project that imagines a physical conduit for redistributing wealth from tourists through the sale of timeshare units to fund refugee housing — first in Venice and now in Vancouver. The exhibition aims to encourage meaningful dialogue on our collective responsibility to care for one another through the creation of inclusive cities.

Henriquez Partners’ GHETTO exhibition and Open House at the Museum of Vancouver (MOV) was a joint collaboration with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, ECC and MOV, with SFU Public Square supporting the public facing Open House.

GHETTO was originally exhibited at the 2021 ECC Venice Architecture Biennale, the Art Gallery of Ontario Annex in 2022, and was on display at the MOV from August 23 to November 12, 2023. GHETTO has been honoured with awards from the European Cultural Centre, Architecture MasterPrize, Architizer A+ and Azure Magazine.

Thu, 14 Sep 2023

Museum of Vancouver (MOV)

1100 Chestnut Street

Vancouver, BC V6J 3J9

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The event will be hosted at the Museum of Vancouver (MOV).

The building is wheelchair and scooter accessible, including washrooms, ramps and elevators, and wide entrances and exits. There are a mix of single stalled, multi-stalled, and accessible bathrooms located in the Lower Lobby of MOV, which can be accessed by elevator or stairs.

The building is accessible by several bus lines. Plan your trip with TransLink’s Trip Planner.

Find detailed directions to the MOV on their website