PROVOKING THE IMAGINATION

Panel Session: “Citizens and City Futures” 

An in-class panel session was organized with the aim of generating intellectual conversation around the emergent challenges and opportunities within urban public space and civic engagement. Three presenters were invited not only to share inspiring examples of their practice/work in relation to city-making, but also to offer provocative insights on the future possibilities of (re)energizing urban public space and civic engagement. The panel session was followed by a fast-paced segment in which student teams delivered 1-minute preliminary pitches of their projects to the presenters and other invited guests for constructive feedback.

Presenters

  • Paul Krueger (Senior Public Space Planner, City of Vancouver)
  • Holly Schmidt (Artist and Sessional Instructor, Emily Carr University of Art and Design)
  • Jared Korb (Product Designer and Design Thinking Facilitator)

 

Paul Krueger speaking on the VIVA Vancouver initiative / Nov-17-2017. Photographed by Jacqueline Hunter.

 

Holly Schmidt speaking on her research-based artistic practice / Nov-17-2017. Photographed by Jacqueline Hunter.

 

Jared Korb speaking on the ideation process from an industry perspective / Nov-17-2017. Photographed by Jacqueline Hunter.

 

Course instructor Su-Jan Yeo with panelists responding to questions from the student audience / Nov-17-2017. Photographed by Jacqueline Hunter.