Friday, September 25, 2009


Check out
V.I.A./Vancouver Is Awesome.

It's a non-profit organization and website dedicated to all things cultural and artistic in the city, including architecture and the urban landscape.

It's an angle we here at Vancouver Lights can appreciate.

Erickson and Japan

The Arthur Erickson Conservancy is presenting a lecture exploring Erickson's formative travel to Japan in 1961.

In 2009, Texas-based Architecture Professor Michelangelo Sabatino retraced Erickson's visit to the country to explore its influence on the Canadian architect. Sabatino will present his findings in an illustrated talk and Q & A session at 7pm on November 25, 2009 at the Vancity Theatre + Atrium.

Considering the deep impression left on Erickson by his early travels, and Japan in particular, it should be an engaging talk.

For further information, contact Cheryl Cooper at

Friday, September 11, 2009

Moveable City

Check out
Moveable City, opening tonight in Vancouver.

The exhibition is organized by Cineworks and is an exploration of the potential of the city's built environment. Featured artists include Sean Arden, Ross Birdwise, Katarina Elven, Holly Schmidt and Jamie Ward.

The works focus on the subjective experience we have as we move through the city, and the less tangible qualities such as "the histories, the lost, the imagined, the remembered, the desired, the retold, the destroyed and the phantasmagoric."

Things get started at 7pm at the Cineworks annex space in the Ironworks Building at 235 Alexander Street. The exhibition runs until September 18th.