Advocacy, education and outreach in support of Vancouver's public spaces


April 19, 2015 at 9:00 AM

Tagged with

IN PHOTOS: Vancouver Especially

No Comments  |  Leave a comment

photos and text by Geoffrey Daniel

Ken Lum critiques Vancouver’s housing affordability and architecture through the new public art exhibit Vancouver Especially. The piece lives at 271 Union St in Chinatown and lampoons the Vancouver special style housing. The boxy and boring architectural styling is typical of single family dwellings built from 1965 through to 1985. Lum was given $45,000 to produce the piece, which is roughly what a Vancouver special home would cost in the 1970s. Lum’s original thought was to create a replica at the same price and scale relative to the present day price of that kind of home. However, the size of the piece would be far too small, so the dimensions were multiplied by eight.






Post a comment

Your email address will not be displayed

Sign up for our newsletter

Recent Posts

Monthly Meetup: An Update on Transportation 2040 – What’s Happened & What’s Next?
January 15, 2019

Happy Holidays + Best Wishes for 2019
December 24, 2018

121,000 wasted ballots in Vancouver? No thanks! We’re voting for Proportional Representation
November 20, 2018