The Lulu Series: Bing ThomBing Thom
(Vancouver) have produced a portfolio of built work that garners praise not only for its inspired spaces and forms, but for the inspirational role their buildings play in the lives of the communities they call home. Founding Principal, Bing Thom, will share his experience in the transformative power of architecture to uplift the physical, economic and social environment. Bing Thom Architects
Thom is one of Canada’s most admired, celebrated and accomplished architects. A dedicated and artful city-builder, his global reputation has risen in consort with that of Vancouver, the city he has done much to protect, and to improve.
Among Thom’s successes are the master plans for the City of Dalian and the City of Yuxi in China; the creation of a new city centre for Surrey, BC with Surrey Central City; the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC; the Aberdeen Centre in Richmond, BC; the Pacific Canada Pavilion at the Vancouver Aquarium and Marine Science Centre; the Trinity Uptown Plan for Fort Worth, Texas; Vancouver’s Sunset Community Centre; and the recently completed Arena Stage theatre complex in Washington, DC.
This talk will be preceded by a short performance by Sheri-D Wilson, a.k.a."The Mama of Dada" and one of the Top 10 Poets in Canada (CBC, 2009.) Wilson has performed around the world and published seven collections of poetry, two CDs and four VideoPoems. Since 2004, she has been the Artistic Director of the Calgary Spoken Word Festival and since 2007, Director of the Spoken Word Program at the Banff Centre.
More at www.sheridwilson.com and www.calgaryspokenwordfestival.com