A Note to Artists:
One member of this Design Panel represents all Vancouver Artists. Please check out what Vincent Dumoulin has to say about public art at Little Mountain. His comments begin after the 52 minute mark.
Considering that artists in Vancouver live in a state of deepening crisis owing to the scarcity of acceptable studio and live-work space in the city, what do you think should be built BY or FOR artists at Little Mountain? Will there be any live-work studios built at Little Mountain? Will they be similar to the ARC BUILDING? Currently, the answers are MAYBE and ARE YOU KIDDING? Artists need to tell the city how they want the city to spend the MASSIVE public art monies (in the $100,000's) generated by the redevelopment of Little Mountain. Arts works, art spaces, gallery spaces, artist-in-residence spaces? One thing or a combination of all things? As the project goes into the Re-zoning phase in 2014, 2015...we need to join the conversation.
I have the admiration for the artistic accomplishments of Mr. Dumouin, however, I wonder if he is prepared to go to battle for artists at Little Mountain within this elite urban design forum.
At last, something of beauty arises from the seemingly endless conflict of community and government at Little Mountain.
This Urban Design Panel meeting will give you all the details that you need to know, about the FIRST social housing to be built at Little Mountain. It is the 3rd Urban Design Panel to critique Little Mountain redevelopment, and you can see for yourself why this plan was so easy to approve. The Architect and city are generally praised for their work. Please note, that observers to this forum are not allowed to comment on the proceedings.
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