Open Doors Project


Lost & Found
Lost and Found is a web based project out of a creative residency with Wayde Compton, Judy Chartrand, and Haruko Okano. This project was created out of residency with PSFS and VAARC. Three artists were asked to consider lost and forgotten “histories”(Japantown, Hogan’s Alley, Squamish Nation) that both linger and disappear within the context of the Downtown Eastside in Vancouver, B.C.

South Hill Community Project
An ongoing community project for the South Hill neighbourhood (Fraser Street 41st to 51st).

Traces Projecting  Neighborhood Stories Inspired by Strathcona and Downtown Eastside Neighbourhoods

TRACES: Projecting Neighbourhood Stories was a community engaged public art project that involved youth, seniors, and artists from East Vancouver’s Strathcona and Downtown Eastside neighbourhoods. TRACES resulted in outdoor projections of three multimedia artworks inspired by stories about the neighbourhood.

map sense is a community-generated map that gives a multi-sensory view of a neighbourhood. This version begins with Vancouver's Downtown Eastside and Chinatown. Conceived by Germaine Koh and Gillian Jerome. Commissioned for the CO-LAB series by Centre A and Vancouver New Music.

Further Readings
Kobayashi, Audrey. Memories of Our Past: a brief history and walking tour of Powell Street. Vancouver: NRC Publishing. 1992. 

Morita, Katsuyoshi. Powell Street Monogatari. Live Canada Publishing Ltd. 1989.

Wakayama, Tamio. Coming Home to Powell Street. Harbour. 1992.

Marlatt, Daphne. Opening Doors: In Vancouver's East End: Strathcona. Harbour. 2011.