Dwellings Talk Series: Housing Matters
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
808 Richards Street
Where we live—and how we inhabit that space—shapes our experiences, our culture, and even who we are.Each month, the Dwellings Talk Series invites you to join a conversation about the idea of “dwellings” from three distinct perspectives: urban ecology, housing matters and urban design.
On December 13, meet Corin Browne and Patti Fraser as we talk about how art can be a powerful tool to understand why Housing Matters.
Housing Matters is a collaborative media project created by community engaged artists Patti Fraser and Corin Browne. Convened in 2012, with a community of 10 young artists, youth mentors, professional ¬ lm makers, planners, activists and academics, the group created a suite of ¬ films responding to the lack of affordable, adequate and safe housing in the Lower Mainland.
Patti and Corin have partnered for more than ten years of collaborative work in the ¬ field of community engaged arts practice. In addition to their collaborative work, Patti and Corin have been individually engaged in other community art based projects. They have worked with diverse communities including urban First Nations youth, immigrant and refugee communities, single mothers, young parents, Indo-Canadian farm workers and in the public health sector. Their community art projects have explored a wide range of issues including public health, HIV/AIDS, youth citizenship and activism, media democratization, memory and place, as well as other social justice issues.
Engage in this knowledge exchange with the rest of our community and join the conversation after the talk.