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Working Wood

Thursday, November 12, 2009 to Sunday, February 7, 2010

In Vancouver, wood is where history, landscape, and economy intersect. It is the central feature of our material culture, bridging the divide between the province's resource and design sectors.

WORKING WOOD presents the work of an emerging group of woodworkers. Though each piece offers a distinct viewpoint, there is a common emphasis on sustainable materials and wood products, and simple forms that highlight the qualities of the wood itself.

WORKING WOOD originated as a pilot project with Business Innovation Partnership, a collaboration between BC Wood and FP Innovations funded by the Government of British Columbia's Forestry Innovation Investment agency. In the spring of 2009, each of the firms attended a series of seminars developed to provide tools for the management, growth, and marketing of their business.

Presented by IDSwest and the Museum of Vancouver.