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Bios:Justine A. ChambersJustine A. Chambers is a dance artist living and working on the unceded Coast Salish territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, Musqueam and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.Her movement based practice considers how choreography can be an empathic practice rooted in collaborative creation, close observation, and the body as a site of a cumulative embodied archive. Privileging what is felt over what is seen, she works with dances that are already there – the social choreographies present in the everyday. She is Max Tyler-Hite's mother. Alana GereckeBased in Vancouver, on the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəjˀəm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil Waututh) First Nations, Alana Gerecke is a settler scholar, mother, and dance artist of mixed European descent.She researches choreography in public space, asking questions about how bodies are cast into relation with natural and built environments, and with other bodies. Her current book project, Moving Publics, examines the social and spatial politics of site-based dance in Vancouver. A former Trudeau Scholar and Banting Postdoctoral Fellow, Alana is currently a Jack and Doris Shadbolt Fellow in the Humanities (Urban Studies, SFU) and Artist-in-Residence at Vancouver's Dance Centre (2021-22).Annabel VaughanAnnabel Vaughan is an architect and project manager at ERA Architects, she recently returned to Vancouver to manage projects in BC.She received her Master of Architecture from The School of Architecture at the University of British Columbia, where her master's thesis examined the use of heritage buildings as mnemonic devices for the collective memory of cities and their public lives. Annabel joined ERA Architects in 2015 after two decades in Vancouver, including 10 years at Birmingham & Wood where she was involved in all aspects of design and construction, including the award-winning Mountain View Cemetery. A project that revitalized an important cultural heritage landscape in the middle of the city. Her professional work includes heritage conservation, small-scale landscape architecture insertions, civic and residential building design, urban design and research, performance art lectures, and curatorial projects.She writes, teaches and participates regularly in discussions concerning the role that architecture and public art can play as agents of political change in the city.Resources: — Alana Gerecke's website: https://agerecke.wixsite.com/alanagerecke— Justine A. Chambers's website: https://justineachambers.com/— About Annabel Vaughan: https://www.eraarch.ca/person/annabel-vaughan/— Everyday Choreographies (2016) event recording: https://soundcloud.com/sfu_voce/everyday-choreographies-alana-gerecke-and-justine-chambers?in=sfu_voce/sets/public-event-recordings
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Date created: 2015-05-27
PANELISTSBerdine Jonker | Berdine Jonker is Acting Manager, Heritage Programs and Services with the BC Heritage Branch, Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations. She has worked in the heritage conservation field since 1998, and currently leads the development of provincial heritage conservation policy for Crown Land management. Berdine has worked extensively in building local government capacity for heritage conservation planning and values based management of historic resources. She is a co-instructor of Heritage Resource Management in the University of Victoria’s Cultural Resource Management Program, and is currently a member of the Esquimalt Community Heritage Committee. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Art History), a Diploma in Cultural Resource Management, and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Victoria.Gerry McGeough | Gerry McGeough is the UBC University Architect and steward of the built environment and landscapes for UBC’s three campuses. His responsibilities include leading integrated planning and design of campus precincts, infrastructure, buildings and public realm. He is a Board Member of ICOMOS Canada, Chair of the Association of University Architect Sustainability Committee and member of the Advisory Committee on the Official Residences of Canada. He is also a member of the ICOMOS Canada’s Working Group – National Conversation on Cultural Landscapes. Prior to his start at UBC, Gerry had 21 years of professional architectural, planning and heritage practice as the Senior Heritage Planner for the City of Vancouver, adjunct professor with the University of Victoria Cultural Resource Management Program, and an architect specializing in infill and adaptive-reuse projects in Montreal. He has an Architectural degree from McGill University (1986) and a Master’s Degree in Real Estate Development from Columbia University (1992).Henry Yu | Dr. Henry Yu is an Associate Professor of History, and the Principal of St. John’s College, UBC. He was the Project Lead for the id="mce_marker".17 million “Chinese Canadian Stories” public history and education project (2010-2012). Currently, Yu and his research team are completing a project on Chinese and First Nations heritage sites along the Fraser River corridor, and he serves as the Co-Chair for the Legacy Initiatives Advisory Council for the Province of British Columbia overseeing legacy projects following its historic apology in May 2014 for BC’s history of anti-Chinese legislation. Between 2009-2012, he was the Co-Chair of the City of Vancouver’s project, “Dialogues between First Nations, Urban Aboriginal, and Immigrant Communities” and in 2012 received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his community service and leadership.Gordon Price | Gordon Price is the director of The City Program at Simon Fraser University. In 2002, he finished his sixth term as a city councillor in Vancouver, B.C. He blogs on urban issues with a focus on Vancouver at Price Tags. In July 2013, he received the President’s Award at the annual meeting of the Canadian Institute of Planners “in recognition of an outstanding lifetime contribution to education and professional planning in Canada.” MODERATORStewart Burgess | Stewart is an intern architect in Vancouver with Bruce Carscadden Architect. In just a decade of practice, BCA has designed and executed numerous building types with an emphasis on public and community recreation projects in the Lower Mainland and across Canada. Outside of this practice, Stewart is interested in public space activism, heritage and city building. He was part of the team that created Vancouver's first crowd-funded parklet on Commercial Drive and serves as a director of the Vancouver Public Space Network and Heritage Vancouver. Stewart is a graduate of the UBC Master in Architecture program.
Date created: 2015-04-16
PANELISTSJulie Schueck | Julie Schueck has been the Heritage Planner for the City of New Westminster in British Columbia since 2007and has been a heritage consultant since 1991. She has a Bachelor of Arts (History) from the University of British Columbia, a Bachelor of Environmental Design Studies (Architecture) and a Masters of Environmental Design Studies (Heritage Conservation) from the Technical University of Nova Scotia (now Dalhousie University). Her experience includes municipal heritage planning, heritage policy work, heritage management and strategic plans, research, analyses, heritage registers, statements of significance, and heritage rehabilitation projects. She is a founding member of the BC Association of Heritage Professionals.Pete Fry | Pete Fry is a 25-year resident of Strathcona and the Downtown Eastside. A impassioned advocate for neighbourhood, livability, and heritage: Pete has worked and spoken on issues of preservation, affordability, community, and transportation. Pete formerly served as chair of the Strathcona Resident's Association, as a community representative on the City's controversial Downtown Eastside Local Area Plan, and helped to organize a multicultural festival celebrating Strathcona's storied diversity and history as part of the City's 125 Celebration. In 2014, Fry received over 46,000 votes as an underdog Green Party candidate for Vancouver City Council, running on issues of affordability, heritage and empowering communities as partners in urban planning. Pete and his family live in one of the city's oldest houses, a 110-year old Victorian in the heart of Strathcona.Clinton Cuddington | Clinton Cuddington, a graduate of the UBC School of Architecture, is the founding principal of Measured Architecture Inc., an award-winning full-service architectural firm specializing in high quality, high performance modern buildings. Measured Architecture creates buildings that are stimulating to occupy and are fundamental to their surroundings. From its inception in 2007, Measured has demonstrated an ability to craft considered, quality projects. In order to support the professional work, and put into practice what Measured preaches, Clinton remains involved with volunteer work, sitting on a number of Advisory Design Panels and other public bodies; he is active as an AIBC Professional Representative for the First Shaughnessy District Advisory Panel, a guest academic lecturer and Thesis Advisor/Guest Critic at the University of British Columbia.Helen Cain | Helen Cain is a professional planner specializing in policy, public engagement, new development and heritage. She is Vice-Chair of the Heritage Society of BC and a Senior Planner at the City of Victoria where her past responsibilities have included Heritage Conservation Areas in their award-winning Official Community Plan, 2012. She is the author of the policy paper “Heritage and Sustainability in Community Planning” on the environmental, economic, social and cultural value of preservation, and a Cascadia Green Building Council report connecting heritage and green building practices. She was consultant planner on City of Vancouver heritage projects in historic Japantown and Mount Pleasant, and is a past Heritage Vancouver Board member. Helen is passionate about place making through new design and retaining historic fabric. Alec Smith | Together with Nick Sully, Alec Smith founded SHAPE Architecture in 2007. SHAPE has undertaken numerous heritage revitalization projects in Vancouver’s Strathcona neighborhood in which revitalization of historic buildings is combined with modern laneway infill. This unromantic approach to urban density reflects a conviction that careful urban design and planning can greatly enrich existing historic districts. SHAPE’s work suggests modern and historic buildings can coexist and enrich one another by creating a considered ensemble in which the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Alec is an adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture teaching design and theory. In the summer of 2011 Alec served on the jury of the American Architecture Awards. MODERATORHelen Phillips | Helen is a consultant and researcher with a strong background in urban planning, heritage conservation and environmental sustainability. She trained as an urban planner in the UK, has qualifications in urban design and a PhD in heritage conservation. She previously worked as a researcher and lecturer at Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK, where she taught on urban planning, sustainable development and heritage conservation courses. She has published a variety of work on heritage and environmental sustainability. Her past consultancy projects have included working on a substantial heritage register update in Europe. Helen serves on the Board of Directors for Heritage Vancouver.
Date created: 2015-02-27