The newest lunchtime discussion series to hit Vancouver is City Conversations. A partnership between SFU Urban Studies, SFU Vancouver, Bing Thom Architects, and the SFU City Program, this new series of Thursday noontime meet-ups will be held at Simon Fraser University’s Vancouver campus.
This first meet-up topic? Vancouver’s art and culture scene.
Vancouver is a vibrant city, but its cultural quantity and quality are not often compared to New York or Toronto, or even San Francisco – a city of similar size. What will it take to raise Vancouver’s (and the Lower Mainland’s) cultural star? Philanthropy? Government investment? Affordable artists spaces? Big arts institutions? Cross-cultural sharing with other West Coast cities?
Join Norman Armour (PuSh Festival), Charlie Smith (The Georgia Straight) and Vanessa Leigh (ION Magazine) on April 19, for a discussion exploring these issues and more with our inaugural City Conversations: State of the Arts.
Join us next Thursday, April 19, 12:30 in Harbour Centre Room 1425. Bring your lunch!