This past fall, participants in SFU’s Semester at CityStudio designed and launched 5 experiments in North East False Creek with a term-long project we called the Imagination Zone. These experiments ask, what future behaviours would make our city more engaged, liveable and sustainable?
- Umbrella Taxi: Vancouver’s Driest Conversation and walk through North East False Creek inspiring friendly citizen behaviour
- TeaTalk: A traveling mobile tea cart offering rich conversations over free cups of tea
- Stare Chairs: An urban furniture installation that invites community members to sit and participate through interactive mural art on the steps of the Plaza of Nations
- Illumilane: An illuminated interactive cyclist and pedestrian path through Creekside Park that integrates art into transportation to promote walking and cycling as safe and fun transportation choices
- Food Recovery Project: A food waste reduction initiative aimed to build a Zero Waste Food Future located at the Science World Gazebo
The Imagination Zone was developed collaboratively with the City of Vancouver’s Public Art Program. Students engaged city staff, artists, urban planning mentors and other local creatives throughout the project development process. “The uniqueness of the CityStudio approach and model allows the City to directly support artists to collaborate.” says George Rahi, Hadden Fieldhouse Resident Artist.
“I am really excited to bring more public art to the North East False Creek,” says Nick Gregson Vancouver mural artist, “it is my hope that painting interactive murals in the Imagination Zone will really help shift people’s perspectives about interacting with and becoming a part of art in Vancouver”.
- Stuart Ward & Ben Z Cooper, Hfour
- Nick Gregson, Vancouver Mural Artist
- Michael Bean, Biz Studio
- George Rahi, Hadden Park Fieldhouse
- Bryce Aspinall, Visual Artist
- Clara Tsang, SFU Systems Engineering Student
Students are offering free guided tours at 1:00 pm, 2:15 pm, 3:30 pm & 5:00 pm.