Vancouverism: Architecture Builds the City is conceived and curated by architecture critic Trevor Boddy. It was presented as part of the 2008 London Festival of Architecture and at the Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris in 2009, the exhibition showed at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver.

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Brand and exhibition design by Cause+Affect

Building An Idea

“This is no demure Canadian exhibition. This is architecture as performance art.”
– The Guardian, London, June 2008

“In terms of dynamic urbanism and architecture, Vancouver is in North America’s avant-garde, its influence spreading from Dallas to Dubai.”
– Architectures a Vivre, Paris, Nov 2008

After showings in London and Paris, the Vancouverism exhibition comes home in time for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games – a mirror for our most innovative design and city-building, a catalyst for debate and reflection. With photographs, drawings, videos, scale models, and full size building details, it will show in Woodwards’ Atrium, East Cordova Street between Cambie and Abbott.

Look for the opening dates/hours for this free public exhibition, plus booking information for our special program of talks and “City Salons” co-sponsored with SFU Woodwards, including “Arthur Erickson’s Vancouver.”

Trevor Boddy
Vancouverism Curator and Producer
September 2009