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October 23, 2014 / 7:00 PM
Built City @MOV: Cornelia Hahn Oberlander and Friends: Past and Future Landscapes | Oct 23

Renowned landscape architect Cornelia Hahn Oberlander joins Susan Herrington, author of Cornelia Hahn Oberlander: Making the Modern Landscape, in an illustrated conversation. The pair will be joined by intervenors from Oberlander’s creative life. This is an unique opportunity to share in the ongoing journey of one of the world’s foremost landscape architects.

Date: Thursday, October 23, 2014
Time: 7:00pm
Admission: $14 General | $11 Seniors & Students | $11 RAIC Members | $10 MOV Members
Get Tickets: https://oct23builtcityoberlander.eventbrite.ca

Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, OC, a national treasure in Canada, has been creating innovative landscapes for more than sixty years. She has contributed to the designs of homes, high-profile buildings and other sites around the world, including Robson Square, the Law Courts, and the Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver; and the Gardens of the National Gallery of Canada. Oberlander’s designs combine social service, collaboration, and deep environmental responsibility. Her recent work on the Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly Building in Yellowknife addresses the complex issues of place and ecology in the fragile North.
 
Susan Herrington is a professor in the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at The University of British Columbia. She is author of Schoolyard Park, On Landscapes, and most recently Cornelia Hahn Oberlander: Making the Modern Landscape.

Special Guests:

Maureen Connelly is Director at the Centre for Architectural Ecology at the BCIT School of Construction and the Environment. She has received numerous awards for her outstanding research into the uses and benefits of green roofs.

Scot Hein is the Campus Urban Designer at the University of British Columbia. Prior to this recent appointment, he managed the City of Vancouver’s high profile Urban Design Studio as the city’s senior urban designer for the past 10 years. He teaches in the new Masters of Urban Design Program of UBC’s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. He is a tireless advocate for urbanism excellence and the importance of built environment education for young people. 

Eva Matsuzaki is a retired architect. Many of her projects at Arthur Erickson Architects, Matsuzaki Wright Architects, and Matsuzaki Architects were designed and executed in collaboration with Cornelia Hahn Oberlander. Most of these projects were based on the principles of low-tech sustainability, low maintenance, and delight for the users.

Wendy Oberlander is an interdisciplinary artist whose award-winning documentaries have screened across North America and Europe. The recipient of numerous grants over the past thirty years, her other projects include site-specific gallery installations and permanent public art projects. Oberlander has taught in diverse settings, including Emily Carr University of Art + Design and Simon Fraser University, prior to joining King David High School.

Bill Pechet holds degrees in Geography, Fine arts and Architecture, and leads an interdisciplinary design and art practice in Vancouver. His  plazas, urban lighting, street furnishings, playgrounds, water-parks, cemeteries and public art are all embedded with a commitment to reinforcing the public realm as a space of imagination and inspiration. Projects such as the lighting design for Granville Street, a giant water and fog fountain in Winnipeg, and the pier redevelopment of North Vancouver have been widely celebrated as exceptional experiments in city-making.

About the Built City @MOV 2014/2015: Fashion, Fabrication & Futures in Form series:

Built City @MOV is an annual trio of visually animated conversations, during which city-shaping ideas converge and collide. Thinkers and doers from architecture, planning, design, and other disciplines help us imagine the future of Vancouver.

This year we examine fashion, fabrication, and futures in design and architecture. Where is the line between fashion and innovation? How do the materials we use influence the act of creation in clothing, landscape, and architecture? How do past notions of the future live on and enrich our experience of today’s city?

Built City @MOV is curated and presented in partnership with Architecture Canada. The October 23, 2014 talk is also presented in partnership with the Jewish Museum and Archives of BC. This program is made possible through the support of our major sponsors and institutional funders: Homes & Living Magazine, the City of Vancouver, and the British Columbia Arts Council. We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

October 26, 2014 / 2:00 PM
MOV Members Only: Curator Talk & Tour with Ivan Sayers: From Rationing to Ravishing | Oct 26

From Rationing to Ravishing: The Transformation of Women’s Clothing in the 1940s and 1950s is an exhibition featuring rare examples of haute couture and Vancouver-made clothing and accessories that reflect how WWII changed society. During the war, fashion designers emphasized manliness. In peacetime, a womanly silhouette returned. Then, in the 1950s, girlishness became the rage. Presenting more than 80 garments from the collections of guest curators Ivan Sayers and Claus Jahnke and the vaults of the Museum of Vancouver, highlights include: wartime wedding dresses, Boeing Vancouver overalls, cocktail dresses, and fashions designed by renowned European couturiers, such as Christian Dior, Cristóbal Balenciaga, and Elsa Schiaparelli.

Date: Sunday October 26
Time: 2:00pm
Admission: Free. Only open to MOV Members | Pre-registration is required, space is limited.
Reserve tickets / purchase membership: http://oct26memberstour.eventbrite.ca

It's a great time to become a member!

Join Vancouver's preeminent fashion historian and From Rationing to Ravishing guest curator Ivan Sayers for an informative stroll amongst the displays of historic clothing within the exhibition space. Follow along as Ivan describes the evolution of women's fashion from wartime utility to postwar extravagance, and demonstrates how historical events shape our daily lives and have lasting impacts.

From Rationing to Ravishing and this program are made possible through the support of our major sponsors and institutional funders: Oakridge Centre, ARM & A LEG Mannequins for Hire, Homes & Living Magazine, The Georgia Straight, Vancouver is Awesome, the City of Vancouver, and the British Columbia Arts Council. We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

 

October 30, 2014 / 7:00 PM
RainCheque: NeighbourMaker Design Jam! | Oct 30

Inspiration.

Come hear from this summer’s NeighbourMaker team as they share stories and learnings about the development of projects that promote inclusion and connectivity in Vancouver. We will review the inspiring work of the participating student Neighbourmaker designers: The Campfire Project, Peeple Panorama, and Big Picture, Small Space. These projects are described in the new NeighbourMaker mini-catalogue, which will be presented. For additional inspiration, we have invited movers and shakers of Vancouver’s placemaking community: Krisztina Kassey (VIVA Vancouver), Caroline Ballhorn (Tin Can Studio), and Ryan Betts (Bazinga!), to share brief presentations.  

Action.

In the spirit of NeighbourMaking, we’ve invited the Vancouver Design Nerds to host a special Design Jam entitled RainCheque! It will focus on the question: How can we make new social connections in the rain? The Museum of Vancouver’s NeighbourMaker challenges you to design tools that encourage Vancouverites to connect with each other in rainy public spaces, rather than waiting until spring. What would this look like? Enormous umbrellas that a crowd holds up? A mobile hairdryer station?

Thanks.

Thanks to the support of the Vancouver Foundation and Bazinga!, NeighbourMaker is offering mentorship and assistance with the funding of the development of a prototype of the top RainCheque concept developed during the Design Jam hosted by the Vancouver Design Nerds. This program is made possible through the support of our major sponsors and institutional funders: Homes & Living Magazine, the City of Vancouver, and the British Columbia Arts Council. We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia. Additional support for Neighbourmaker provided by CityStudio and VIVA Vancouver.

Tickets.

Date: Thursday, October 30, 2014
Time: 7:00pm
Admission: $15 General | $11 MOV Members | A limited number of subsidized tickets are available, contact Paul Carr for more information.
Get Tickets: https://raincheque.eventbrite.ca

November 08, 2014 / 2:00 PM
MOV Members Only: Curator Talk & Tour with Ivan Sayers: From Rationing to Ravishing | Nov 8

From Rationing to Ravishing: The Transformation of Women’s Clothing in the 1940s and 1950s is an exhibition featuring rare examples of haute couture and Vancouver-made clothing and accessories that reflect how WWII changed society. During the war, fashion designers emphasized manliness. In peacetime, a womanly silhouette returned. Then, in the 1950s, girlishness became the rage. Presenting more than 80 garments from the collections of guest curators Ivan Sayers and Claus Jahnke and the vaults of the Museum of Vancouver, highlights include: wartime wedding dresses, Boeing Vancouver overalls, cocktail dresses, and fashions designed by renowned European couturiers, such as Christian Dior, Cristóbal Balenciaga, and Elsa Schiaparelli.

Date: Saturday November 8
Time: 2:00pm
Admission: Free. Only open to MOV Members | Pre-registration is required, space is limited.
Reserve tickets / purchase membership: http://nov8memberstour.eventbrite.ca

It's a great time to become a member!

 Join Vancouver's preeminent fashion historian and From Rationing to Ravishing guest curator Ivan Sayers for an informative stroll amongst the displays of historic clothing within the exhibition space. Follow along as Ivan describes the evolution of women's fashion from wartime utility to postwar extravagance, and demonstrates how historical events shape our daily lives and have lasting impacts.

From Rationing to Ravishing and this program are made possible through the support of our major sponsors and institutional funders: Oakridge Centre, ARM & A LEG Mannequins for Hire, Homes & Living Magazine, The Georgia Straight, Vancouver is Awesome, the City of Vancouver, and the British Columbia Arts Council. We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

 

November 22, 2014 / 7:00 PM
Fashion Show: From Rationing to Ravishing, with Ivan Sayers | Nov 22

From Rationing to Ravishing: The Transformation of Women’s Clothing in the 1940s and 1950s is an exhibition featuring rare examples of haute couture and Vancouver-made clothing and accessories that reflect how WWII changed society. During the war, fashion designers emphasized manliness. In peacetime, a womanly silhouette returned. Then, in the 1950s, girlishness became the rage. Presenting more than 80 garments from the collections of guest curators Ivan Sayers and Claus Jahnke and the vaults of the Museum of Vancouver, highlights include: wartime wedding dresses, Boeing Vancouver overalls, cocktail dresses, and fashions designed by renowned European couturiers, such as Christian Dior, Cristóbal Balenciaga, and Elsa Schiaparelli.

Date: Saturday, November 22, 2014
Time: 7:00pm
Admission: $20 General | $18 Seniors & Students | $14 MOV Members | Limited space, advance tickets recommended
Get Tickets: http://nov22ravishingfashionshow.eventbrite.ca

Enhance your knowledge of 1940s and 1950s women’s fashions at this live fashion show produced and narrated by fashion historian and guest curator Ivan Sayers. It will feature exceptional examples from Ivan’s private collection and collections of his friends, complementing the exhibition experience.

From Rationing to Ravishing and this program are made possible through the support of our major sponsors and institutional funders: Oakridge Centre, ARM & A LEG Mannequins for Hire, Homes & Living Magazine, The Georgia Straight, Vancouver is Awesome, the City of Vancouver, and the British Columbia Arts Council. We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

December 04, 2014 / 7:00 PM
SOLD OUT - Curator's Talk & Tour: From Rationing to Ravishing, with Ivan Sayers | Dec 4

From Rationing to Ravishing: The Transformation of Women’s Clothing in the 1940s and 1950s is an exhibition featuring rare examples of haute couture and Vancouver-made clothing and accessories that reflect how WWII changed society. During the war, fashion designers emphasized manliness. In peacetime, a womanly silhouette returned. Then, in the 1950s, girlishness became the rage. Presenting more than 80 garments from the collections of guest curators Ivan Sayers and Claus Jahnke and the vaults of the Museum of Vancouver, highlights include: wartime wedding dresses, Boeing Vancouver overalls, cocktail dresses, and fashions designed by renowned European couturiers, such as Christian Dior, Cristóbal Balenciaga, and Elsa Schiaparelli.

Date: Thursday, December 4, 2014
Time: 7:00pm
Admission: Included with general admission | MOV Members attend free | Limited space, advance tickets recommended
Get Tickets: https://dec4ravishingtour.eventbrite.ca

Join Vancouver's preeminent fashion historian and From Rationing to Ravishing guest curator Ivan Sayers for an informative stroll amongst the displays of historic clothing within the exhibition space. Follow along as Ivan describes the evolution of women's fashion from wartime utility to postwar extravagance, and demonstrates how historical events shape our daily lives and have lasting impacts.

From Rationing to Ravishing and this program are made possible through the support of our major sponsors and institutional funders: Oakridge Centre, ARM & A LEG Mannequins for Hire, Homes & Living Magazine, The Georgia Straight, Vancouver is Awesome, the City of Vancouver, and the British Columbia Arts Council. We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

February 07, 2015 / 10:00 AM
Winter Wander
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Bring your family down to Vanier Park for a day of music, history, science, and art - with performances by Vancouver Academy of Music students and Bard on the Beach.

Best of all? Your $5 admission includes entry to:

  • Museum of Vancouver
  • H.R. MacMillan Space Centre
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum
  • Vancouver Academy of Music
  • City of Vancouver Archives
  • with performances by Bard on the Beach

Kids under 5 years old are free!

How it works

  • Purchase your admission ticket at either the Museum of Vancouver, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, or the Vancouver Maritime Museum.
  • Take your card with you to each location to receive a stamp.
  • Enter your card at the end of the day to be entered to win memberships and other great prizes!
February 28, 2015 / 2:00 PM
Fashion Show: From Rationing to Ravishing, with Ivan Sayers | Feb 28

From Rationing to Ravishing: The Transformation of Women’s Clothing in the 1940s and 1950s is an exhibition featuring rare examples of haute couture and Vancouver-made clothing and accessories that reflect how WWII changed society. During the war, fashion designers emphasized manliness. In peacetime, a womanly silhouette returned. Then, in the 1950s, girlishness became the rage. Presenting more than 80 garments from the collections of guest curators Ivan Sayers and Claus Jahnke and the vaults of the Museum of Vancouver, highlights include: wartime wedding dresses, Boeing Vancouver overalls, cocktail dresses, and fashions designed by renowned European couturiers, such as Christian Dior, Cristóbal Balenciaga, and Elsa Schiaparelli.

Date: Saturday, February 28, 2015
Time: 2:00pm
Admission: $20 General | $18 Seniors & Students | $14 MOV Members | Limited space, advance tickets recommended
Get Tickets: https://feb28ravishingfashionshow.eventbrite.ca

Enhance your knowledge of 1940s and 1950s women’s fashions at this live fashion show produced and narrated by fashion historian and guest curator Ivan Sayers. It will feature exceptional examples from Ivan’s private collection and collections of his friends, complementing the exhibition experience.

From Rationing to Ravishing and this program are made possible through the support of our major sponsors and institutional funders: Oakridge Centre, ARM & A LEG Mannequins for Hire, Homes & Living Magazine, The Georgia Straight, Vancouver is Awesome, the City of Vancouver, and the British Columbia Arts Council. We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.