Culture + Community is an annual gathering of artists, and cultural practitioners, community leaders and citizens addressing and celebrating the current state of social practice and community arts practice.

This year, the event was held in dialogue with New York-based Creative Time’s annual summit Art, Place and Dislocation in the 21st Century, which shares a focus on culture and the urban environment. By linking to Creative Time, Culture + Community aims to connect local and global discussions on community engaged arts and social practice as active ingredients in the construction and shaping of the contemporary city.

On October 25th, visiting artist and educator Ted Purves delivered a keynote, Endless Occupations: Art, Social Forms and the World-at-Large. Day two of Culture + Community brings the debate to Vancouver, to consider the impact and implications – from gentrification to arts districts, public art space and urban planning – of artistic practices to making and remaking our city.

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