Author Archives: Aska

Protected: Digital Realities Final

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Protected: Digital Realities

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Community Design Critique


Provocations through Signage and Wayfinding

November 17th marked our last walk and workshop in our Re-Imagining Wayfinding series this Autumn, and what better way to end our series with “another wet one,” as one of our participants quickly pointed out.  Rainclouds and umbrellas became the apparent theme throughout our workshops which was neatly summarized by that drizzly Saturday afternoon. However, […]

Internship Reflection Sandy Wang

Over the past several years I’ve grown increasingly curious about Vancouver. As a city I’ve lived in for most of my life, I’ve come to develop a kind of affection for the beauty, the faults, and the peculiarities of what I can comfortably call my home. As an almost corny sentiment I feel as though […]

Mentorship: Internship

Internship Reflection Christine Carino

CHRISTINE CARINO INTERNSHIP REFLECTION ARTISTS WALKING HOME RE-IMAGINING WAYFINDING IN YALETOWN SUMMER, AUTUMN 2012 Life is strange, isn’t it? We succumb to pressure and transform for the sake of conformity and social constructs. It’s crazy how deep in your heart, you can feel that something is missing. I think about the past few years and […]

Internship Reflection Aska Djikia

AWH Intern Reflection Essay Aska Djikia, Project Coordinator This summer marks my fourth consecutive year as a Vancouver dweller; I moved here at the age of 17 to attend university, and would like to believe that I quickly adapted to the Vancouver pace and life. In my third year, I began to experiment beyond my […]

Internship Reflection Madeleine Hebert

I met Catherine Pulkinghorn at one of my final studio exhibitions at the Salt Building (in Olympic Village) in Vancouver. The studio exhibition was for my final studio of the Environmental Design Program at UBC. We were looking at the Mt. Pleasant neighborhood and spent half a semester mapping and analyzing the area and the […]

Signage & Wayfinding

Exploring Architectural Features through a Heritage District Scavenger Hunt

This week, I facilitated the third workshop in the Artists Walking Home Autumn Re-Imagining Wayfinding in Yaletown workshop series. I chose to focus on architectural features because it is in my field of study and I have always been interested in Heritage architecture. Creating a scavenger hunt for participants was a way to create an […]

Architectural Features

Community & Transportation

A Reflection: From Seed to Bloom: Nature in the City

Very suddenly, it all came whirring to an end. For once, I did not have to pull an all-nighter to finish my work on time: my compulsive editing had ceased a week prior to showtime, with a few minor alterations here and there. My mind, split down the centre, woke me up at 6 in […]