Please join Blueimprint and READ Books at the Charles H. Scott Gallery to celebrate the launch of Vancouver Matters, a book that attempts to document what the city of Vancouver is made of and what it might yet become.


Vancouver Matters presents a reading of the city through multiple points of view; from professors and students at the UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture to artists, architects, and designers living and working in Vancouver.


Representing Vancouver’s history and present materiality through writing, drawing, and photography, Vancouver Matters offers a critical examination of the city’s faults and opportunities. The text is organized by material condition, ranging from trees, views, and water to intimacy, iconography, and residue. Each investigation uses the specific material as a lens through which the city can be seen anew.


Vancouver Matters is edited by James Eidse, Mari Fujita, Joey Giaimo, Lori Kiessling and Christa Min. The publication includes contributions from Aaron Knorr, Christopher Macdonald, Sherry McKay, Courtney Miller, Kelty Miyoshi McKinnon, Stacy Moriarty, Andrea Nunes, Matthew Soules, Lyndsay Sung, Hannah Teicher, Kenneth Terriss, Annabel Vaughan, and Rob Brownie.


Vancouver Matters is published by Blueimprint books.

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