Habitat Forum 1976

April 14, 2012
Presenter/ Lindsay Brown

Curated by Catherine Pulkinghorn

As part of the United Nations Habitat Conference on Human Settlements, Habitat Forum took place at Jericho Beach in Vancouver from May 31-June 11, 1976. Within the largest conference the UN had ever assembled, the forum allowed international delegates to discuss pressing issues of homelessness, environmental and social sustainability, women’s rights, poverty, and the growing challenges of design, planning and urbanization.

Attended by countless major figures in public policy, architecture and the arts, Habitat ’76 was one of Vancouver’s defining historical events - on a similar scale to Expo ’86 or the 2010 Olympics - influencing the culture and politics of the city, though the site and event have largely been eclipsed in public memory.

Please join writer Lindsay Brown in an active exploration of her extensive research, to re-imagine the Habitat Forum site and experience while discovering the subterranean legacy of Vancouver’s beautiful vintage modern hangars - demolished after the event.

This event aims to engage a range of community members.
Bring your friends and family.

Fundraiser: Walk
Arrive at: 12:45pm
Walk Starts: 1:00pm (2 hours max, No late-comers)
Rain or Shine, Dress Weather Appropriate
Where: Jericho Sailing Centre, pay-parking lot, at the payment kiosk (map)
We encourage you to ride your bicycle, walk or take public transit to the meeting point.
The pay parking at Jericho Sailing Centre is regularly monitored and expensive.

Register Online: $25 suggested donation

Register by Email or Phone: $25 suggested donation
hello@artistswalkinghome.ca, 778 709 2075

Donations of $25+ will receive a charitable tax receipt from 221A Artist Run Centre.
Donations will support the upcoming Artists Walking Home community project Re-Imagining Wayfinding starting Spring 2012.

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