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'Do Rainbows Come in Green?' Roundtable Public Event

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Forest Sciences Centre

2424 Main Mall

University of British Columbia

Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4

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Photo exhibition and panel debate at the Faculty of Forestry, October 23rd, 2017

A public event hosted as a part of a 3-day Roundtable, will celebrate the diversity of our relationships with trees and forests in cities. Supported by the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies and co-hosted by the Canadian Urban Forest Network (Pacific Region), the event’s activities will demonstrate the importance of trees in our lives, and the many forms that relations between trees and people can take.

A photo exhibition titled, Human Faces, Forest Places, will be held in the atrium of the Forest Sciences building will present work from professional and amateur photographers, under the theme ‘people and their trees’. The exhibition will be opened with a performance by Polymer Dance (www.polymerdance.com), a Vancouver-based contemporary dance improvisation ensemble. This is followed by a panel debate on the topic of 'Urban Forests and Multicultural Citizenship', with involvement of leading international scholars such as Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, sociologist and author of books such as ‘Paradise Transplanted: Migration and the Making of California Gardens’. Panel members Arjen Buijs (Wageningen University, Netherlands) and Alan Simson (Leeds Beckett University, UK) have studied the impact of multiculturalism on the use, design and management of urban nature. Local and Canadian perspectives will also be addressed. The panel, which will be interspersed with brief, personal ‘tree stories’, will be moderated by Cecil Konijnendijk, professor of urban forestry at UBC.

Light snacks and drinks will be served.

To participate in the photo exhibition, register and tell us your story here: https://tinyurl.com/y8shrm7z. For more information on the Roundtable, visit http://greenrainbows.pwias.ubc.ca/.

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