Past Richmond, BC Event: VOL 4

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November 29, 2013
@ Richmond Cultural Centre

PechaKucha Night Richmond, Vol. 4 - Planes, Trains and Automobiles

The final volume of PechaKucha Night Richmond for 2013 will explore the theme of Planes, Trains and Automobiles.  Man-made inventions and innovations in public and private realms of transportation systems have shaped our cities throughout history. They have been a major influence in defining our social, cultural and economic histories, locally and world-wide. The City of Richmond is experiencing a vast level of growth and development. It is a municipality that is home to YVR International Airport, the Canada Line, historic tram lines and is characterized by an urban landscape that owes much of its design to the automobile. The evening will aim to provoke inquiry and dialogue between municipal government representatives, transportation professionals, public artists and designers on the past, present and future of civic transportation infrastructure in Richmond. 

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On Planes, Trams, and F1

@ VOL 4 ON NOV 29, 2013

Terry Crowe touches on a few topics set as the theme to Richmond's Vol. 4: planes, trains, and automobiles. He speaks on his personal genetic origins, flight patterns above British Columbia, as well as automobiles of the past and present.

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Inspiration Negates Advertising

@ VOL 4 ON NOV 29, 2013

Kelly Lycan, a loyal member of Instant Coffee, explains the artist's collective to manipulate the modal of advertising on buses and signs to incorporate cheerful art installations throughout cities. She highlights contributions from several artists and focuses on the goal of inspiring people in their daily lives.  

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Nets, Copper Piping, Fiber Optics

@ VOL 4 ON NOV 29, 2013

Artist Caralyn Yandle was asked to localize the design of a crosswalk, which set her on a path of developing numerous city art projects and installations. She speaks on her research methods as well as her works involving intricate copper piping and giant fiber optics cabling.

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The Great Big Beaver Dam in the Sky

@ VOL 4 ON NOV 29, 2013

Doug Shearer and Nathan Lee have been at the helm of numerous quirky, whimsicla installations projects throughout the greater Vancouver area, and this time they're keen to profess their love for an iconic member of Canada's wildlife: the beaver. Doug and Nathan discuss their plans to construct a giant beaver dam. 

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Better Wayfinding for Transit in Metro Vancouver

@ VOL 4 ON NOV 29, 2013

Jeff Deby, leader of the Translink wayfinding unit, explains how the Vancouver transit system accurately communicates information to passengers through 11 simple principles. He highlights the importance of predictability and consistency in maps, routes, and directions for people who wish to travel most efficiently. 

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Transporting People and Ideas

@ VOL 4 ON NOV 29, 2013

Karen Quinn Fung and Celia Chung are advocators of the Vancouver Public Space Network, which aims to bring people together in a tangible way and remind them of the importance of a public experience. They demonstrate the differences between mono-modal and multi-modal thinking, and explore the relationship between patterns of activity and the way people think about their lives.  

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Land Sea Sky

@ VOL 4 ON NOV 29, 2013

When Vancouver International Airport (YVR) required a thematic makeover in terms of experience, numerous local artists answered the call. Rita Beiks discusses the concept behind YVR's renewal -- namely "Land Sea Sky" -- and how the installations and exhibits of Aboriginal Canadian art serve to welcome travelers to the city. 

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At the Crossroads of Art and Science: Transport in 30 Years

@ VOL 4 ON NOV 29, 2013

As Director of Transportation in Richmond, Victor Wei spends his professional life pondering the future of all movement within the city. He discusses the symbiotic relationship of art and engineering, and expounds upon his projections for Richmond's bright future.


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