Indian Summer Festival is produced by Indian Summer Arts Society, a not-for-profit charitable arts organization based in Vancouver, Canada. This year's festival theme is 'Tales of War and Peace.' The line-up includes an outstanding array of award-winning artists who have the courage to say what they think, to hold up a mirror to ugly truths, but also to transcend, offer hope and celebrate creation when the world looks dispiriting. For more information visit: www.indiansummerfest.ca
Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street
ISF 2017: A Tale of Two Markets
FREE, registration required.
When: Sat, July 8, 2017. 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM.
Where: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St.
Additional Info: Presented by the Indian Summer festival. Simon Fraser University is a Founding Partner of the Indian Summer Festival.
Co-presenter: SFU Woodward's Cultural Programs
Community Partners: Hua Foundation and SACHA.
Vancouver's Chinatown and Punjabi Market sit in an urban twilight zone — the question is whether they are at a sunrise or a sunset. For a hundred and thirty-five years in the case of Chinatown, and half a century in the case of Punjabi Market, these two neighbourhoods have been more than just places where commerce happens. They have been the heart of their communities, nurturing businesses, human relationships, artists, food systems and cultural legacies. Today they stand on the brink of extinction. How do we imagine their future?
What is the role of places such as Chinatown and Punjabi Market in the face of global flows of people and capital shaped by local histories of exclusion, marginalization, and colonization? How does a civic memory in Vancouver get developed, shared, and erased? Who gets to determine this? These are questions that are not only about these neighborhood, but about how to build cities beyond just buildings. Our panel of thinkers is steered by noted urban planner Andy Yan and features Melissa Fong, Tyler Russell, Meera Bains, and Paneet Singh.
On the morning of this panel, join us for two guided walking tours of Chinatown and the Punjabi market: A Cultural Walking Tour: Punjabi Markets & Chinatown.
ASL is available for this event! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request ASL services before June 23.