Sense of Place provides a meeting ground, for Vancouverites of all stripes to tell their story about how they experience difference in our city. Minelle Mahtani, has created the scaffolding to help people locate and share their multiple stories about pluralism and explore Vancouver residents’ different relationships to place – may it be a coffee shop on Commercial Drive, a community centre in Kitsilano or many other locations in our city. What defines our sense of place here? What systemic architecture allows individuals to feel at home – or not – in Vancouver? These are the key questions fuelling this this provocative and real show.

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What a great week it’s been on Sense of Place. This week we devoted time to exploring acknowledgments of First Nations territory. What do we mean by that? Well, it is becoming increasingly customary to acknowledge the host First Nation Peoples...

Race And Architecture

What’s the relationship between race and space? It’s a question that has preoccupied my thinking for more than two decades now, and it’s so...

Hope Has Two Daughters

Some of you will know I lost my Iranian and Muslim Mom to an aggressive form of tongue cancer earlier this year. Just as...

The Cat In The House

“I know it is wet and the sun is not sunny – but we can have lots of good fun that is funny!” I must...
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Selling Unity? Our Obsession With Tear-Jerking Ads In A Trump Era

If you’re like me, you probably tuned into the Super Bowl not just to catch the game, but to watch the ads.  I come...

Reporting On The QC Shooting As A Muslim Journalist

I had just returned from watching Justin Trudeau wave to crowds at the Vancouver Chinese New Year Parade on Sunday. Our noses were red...

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