Exhibition Symposium & Opening Reception
Home Made Home: Germaine Koh
Saturday, June 16
2:00 - 6:00 pm Symposium: Resistance Begins at Home
In conjunction with the exhibition Germaine Koh: Home Made Home, the gallery will present an afternoon of discussion highlighting creative approaches to housing alternatives and ways cities may develop in the future. Please join us for the free event to learn and share information on small space living with local artists, planners, historians and activists. The symposium will begin at 2:00 pm and includes the following three sessions.
Session 1: Historical Perspectives: How Did We Get Here?
Panelists: Dr. Leonora Angeles of UBC School of Community and Regional Planning and the Women’s and Gender Studies Undergrad Program, Denise Cook, Heritage Conservation Planner and researcher of Richmond’s Suburban History report Terry Point, Research and Public Outreach at Musqueam First Nation
Moderator – Dr. Nathanael Lauster, Author of The Death and Life of the Single Family House: Lessons from Vancouver on Building a Livable City
Session 2: Local Housing Activists: Innovative Solutions
Panelists: David Dorrington of Finn Slough Heritage and Wetland Society
Caitlin Jones, Executive Director of Western Front, Representative from Tiny House Warriors
Moderator – Dr. Jeff Shantz, of KPU Department of Criminology and Social Justice Centre
Session 3: Artist Responses
Anastasia Koutalianos of BC Tiny House Collective and media worker/researcher Irwin Oostindie in Conversation with Germaine Koh.
Vancouver artist Germaine Koh contributes to the housing discourse through her exploration of small-scale dwelling as social sculpture in her new solo exhibition, Home Made Home opening on June 16th at 7:00 pm. An advocate of creative space design, accessibility, sustainability and self-sufficiency, Koh’s compact structures probe the complex housing issues relevant to the Lower Mainland. Koh's newest construction, Home Made Home: Lululiving is a 160 square foot micro-dwelling built on a flatbed trailer located outside the Art Gallery. The tiny home will be open to the public every Tuesday, from 1:00 - 3:00 pm for the duration of the exhibition, June 17 - August 26.
For more information, go to Richmond Art Gallery