Author Archives: Aska

Nature in the City

Re-Imagining Wayfinding in Yaletown

Presenters / Catherine Pulkinghorn, Aska Djikia, Sandy Wang, Christine Carino, Madeleine Hebert, Michelle Fu, Danielle Bauer Re-Imagining Wayfinding in Yaletown Nature In The City Community & Transportation Architectural Features Signage & Wayfinding Posters designed by Aska Djikia This autumn, Roundhouse Community Centre Artist in Residence Catherine Pulkinghorn is facilitating four public sessions of the Re-Imagining […]

Stroller Walk with Cygnus: Essay

Wayfinding in Yaletown: An Exploratory Walk Morning in Vancouver is a chilly affair, and that cool September morning of our wayfinding walk was no exception.  After commuting downtown, the sun soon broke through and cut through the crisp air, revealing another blue-skied day to add to our radiant streak of sunshine this past summer.  Overdressed […]

Stroller Walk with Cygnus

Heritage or Not: A Guide to Architecture

We met Denis in the plaza in front of the Roundhouse Community Centre. He kindly gave us two hours of his time, despite being in the midst of an office crisis! I had met with Denis in his office the previous week and we had discussed his work on heritage preservation and his creations of […]

Architectural Heritage

Youth Scavenger Hunt Pilot – Architectural Features

In preparation for our autumn Re-Imagining Wayfinding in Yaletown intergenerational series at the Roundhouse Community Centre, we invited youth to join Madeleine Hebert’s pilot walk for her scavenger hunt, an exercise that ties together wayfinding and architecture in Yaletown. Madeleine’s refined version will be presented to the public in her November 3rd 2012 workshop “Architectural […]

Youth Scavenger Hunt

Commuting & Transportation Public Intervention

The early evening August air is toasty with mild tones of gray. As I type away on the commute home from Los Angeles to my hometown of San Diego, public transit flashbacks of Vancouver resonate within. I sit in the passenger’s seat next to my father; he is proud to tell me about all the […]

Commuting & Transportation Intervention

Installations and Anarchists:

Installations and Anarchists: A colourful walk through Granville Street’s Public Art and Street Culture This morning marked my fourth time on Granville Street, wherein a perpetual glow of vibrancy has left me in awe each time. Although I am among one of the many summer tourists in Vancouver, my participation and experience as an intern […]

Street Culture & Public Art

Intuitive Wayfinding

Intuitive Wayfinding

Intuitive Wayfinding and the Awkward Social Parameters On a beautiful sunny Vancouver afternoon, we took advantage of the shady tree-made canopy behind the Roundhouse Community Centre as we sat down for introductions. Our guest speaker today, Henry Tsang, was invited to come and discuss his works along the seawall; his solo piece “Welcome to the […]

Take A Walk on the Wild Side!

Review of walk with Will Woods and Aaron Chapman. It was an awkwardly warm but grey Saturday morning when I pulled up on my bike to meet the group of morning walkers after losing my way to Granville St. (for Vancouverites, this is an embarrassing mistake to admit), just in time for the beginning of […]