Walks

Sus­tain­abil­i­ty” is a prob­lem­at­ic term with an ambigu­ous def­i­n­i­tion. It encom­pass­es a vari­ety of con­cerns about the envi­ron­ment from a range of fields.  In this spec­trum there is move­ment between sta­t­ic def­i­n­i­tions of sus­tain­abil­i­ty focused on the util­i­ty of things and dynam­ic def­i­n­i­tions that focus on the com­plex rela­tions between all things. How can sus­tain­able prac­tices sus­tain and yet encom­pass the dynam­ic forces of life? This is the pri­ma­ry ques­tion to be explored in this series of walks.

 

Grow: Exploring  Sustainability and Urban Agriculture

Duane Elverum and Holly Schmidt

May 7, 2011, 1:30–3:00
Begins at the entrance to Creek­side Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre (1 Ath­letes Way)

Please join sus­tain­abil­i­ty edu­ca­tor, Duane Elverum and artist Hol­ly Schmidt for a walk­ing dia­logue through SEFC.  Duane will draw from his expe­ri­ence in design think­ing, archi­tec­ture and com­mu­ni­ty engage­ment to con­sid­er the con­cerns of social and eco­log­i­cal sus­tain­abil­i­ty in the con­text of Vancouver’s green­est devel­op­ment, as well as the urban design chal­lenges of our grow­ing and chang­ing cities.  Hol­ly will explore the ques­tion of how sus­tain­abil­i­ty can be enact­ed not just built into our urban envi­ron­ments in the con­text of Grow, an urban agri­cul­ture project in SEFC. This walk will pro­voke ques­tions, spark curios­i­ty and stim­u­late a cre­ative response to sus­tain­able futures.

Learn more about the pre­sen­ters here.

 

Sustainability in Relationship: Conscious, Connected and Creative Living

Rajdeep Singh Gill and Fabiola Nabil Naguib

June 25, 2011, 1:30–3:00
Begins at the entrance to Creek­side Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre (1 Ath­letes Way)

Please join cura­tor and schol­ar Rajdeep Singh Gill and artist, writer, and activist Fabi­o­la Nabil Naguib for this talk, dis­cus­sion and walk­ing jour­ney in expand­ing notions of sus­tain­abil­i­ty. This dynam­ic cou­ple, part­ners in life and work for almost a decade, will explore con­cepts and prac­tices of con­scious, cre­ative, and con­nect­ed liv­ing and how they cul­ti­vate and nur­ture sus­tain­abil­i­ty as a rela­tion­ship between all things. They will share some of their insights, speak to the impor­tance of engag­ing the inter­con­nec­tions of sus­tain­abil­i­ty and facil­i­tate an open dis­cus­sion. This walk is sure to stir those already com­mit­ted to sus­tain­abil­i­ty and those awak­en­ing to its expan­sive possibilities.

Learn more about the pre­sen­ters here.

 

Discussing  Green Features of the Olympic Village: How these inno­va­tions reflect the chang­ing land­scape of sus­tain­able design

Jason Packer

November 12, 2011, 1:30–3:00
Begins at the entrance to Creek­side Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre (1 Ath­letes Way)

Please join Jason Pack­er, sus­tain­abil­i­ty con­sul­tant with Rec­ol­lec­tive for a live­ly walk through the Olympic Vil­lage.  Jason will dis­cuss the green fea­tures of the devel­op­ment and how these inno­va­tions reflect the chang­ing land­scape of sus­tain­able design.  How can sus­tain­abil­i­ty be built into our urban envi­ron­ments and enact­ed in every­day life will be explored in this walk­ing dialogue.

Learn more about the pre­sen­ter here.