Posts Tagged ‘Rize’

Fire/Fire – Vancouver art exhibition addressing, among other things, development by fire

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

These photos are from a long Japanese ukiyo-e scroll dating from the 1890s. The art work is on loan to Vancouver’s Centre A Gallery as part of a collaborative installation by Vancouver artists Marina Roy and Abbas Akhavan, titled Fire/Fire. It’s an interesting show; I viewed it last night at the opening.

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On Rize (Or Forcing A Luxury Highrise On A Neighbourhood That Really Doesn’t Want It)

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

UPDATE: This disastrous, precedent-setting development was passed by our City Council, dominated by supposedly “green” Vision Vancouver, in a 9-1 vote.  It was not sent back to design; only vague requests to the developer to make it smaller and less ugly were uttered. They mean nothing and have no weight; they were only meant to appease community rage.

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