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Wandering the Leq'leq'i Portage - Vancouver

Jane's Walk

Sunday, May 2, 2010 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM (PDT)

Wandering the Leq'leq'i Portage - Vancouver

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Tour Description

Tour Host: Annabel Vaughan

This walk traces a thread of Vancouver's story, taking you from CRAB Park on Burrard Inlet to the eastern edge of False Creek.

The ideas behind the Leqleqi portage grew out of a response to the public process around the development of the Carrall St. Greenway. The greenway open houses reduced the street to a series of paving choices, planting patterns and the coordination of street banners, light standards and street furniture. The street was treated as a corporate product that was in need of branding. This deliberate misread denied the rich narrative that had developed over time along this fascinating Vancouver street. One of Carrall St.'s most compelling notions is that the history of the city can be traced along its spine.

Block by block, the decades have imprinted their indelible mark along its edges and across its surface. These tracings, sometimes subtle and at other times palpable, create a vivid timeline from Burrard Inlet to False Creek. This walk was originally given as part of the exhibit Territory, a co-production of Artspeak and Presentation House Gallery. Territory was a visual art project concerned with mapping urban experience, civic space and contested terrains. The walks involved navigating real and imagined territories, articulating the notion of the derive, or wandering, as a way to investigate urban environments.

Special Instructions

This tour is wheelchair accessible.

Tour Host Bio

Annabel Vaughan is an intern architect working in Vancouver. She is an adjunct professor in the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of British Columbia and has been an active voice in shaping the direction of her neighbourhood, Mount Pleasant. She is passionate about understanding how Vancouver has come to be the city it is, where it is headed in the future and how citizen engagement can affect the outcome.

More Information and Other Walks

Please visit the Think City website.

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When & Where

Registrants will be notified of starting location by email.

Sunday, May 2, 2010 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM (PDT)

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Jane's Walk

Jane's Walk is held simultaneously in cities across Canada and other countries around the world. Inspired by Jane Jacob's and her belief that in order to know your city "you have to get out and walk," Jane's Walk is a simple idea. It is free, it connects people and builds communities by promoting urban literacy and citizen engagement.

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