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ANOTHER CITY IS POSSIBLE: Come hear some of the best thinkers in Vancouver and talk about the future of the city


ANOTHER CITY IS POSSIBLE: Come hear some of the best thinkers in Vancouver and talk about the future of the city

A series of coffeehouse events hosted by Matt Hern and following up on his new book COMMON GROUND IN A LIQUID CITY: ESSAYS IN DEFENSE OF AN URBAN FUTURE. Each event will feature presentations by featured speakers and a short reading, with lots of time for conversation, questions and discussion. It’s a great opportunity to meet, talk, argue and consider the future of Vancouver with some compelling thinkers.

These events are all free. Please pre-register. You are welcome to just show up – but if you pre-register we’ll save you a seat " there are only 30 spots and they’ll all be full. To sign up contact Matt Hern â€" [email protected]

SUNDAY, JANUARY 17th, 6:00 pm

Rhizome Café (Broadway and Kingsway) All great cities have a certain flavour and vitality. How does a city get that life and vitality? How does Vancouver get some flavour?

-with-David Beers, Michael Geller, Joan Seidl, Marcus Youssef and Matt Hern

THURSDAY, JANUARY 28th, 7:00 pm

Riddim and Spice (1945 Commercial Dr. – at 3rd)

A great city has to take care of its people. But what does security mean? What is real safety? Who has a right to the city? How might Vancouver be designed so that ‘city air’ really does make people free?

-with-Am Johal, David Eby, Harsha Walia, Lance Berelowitz and Matt Hern

SATURDAY, JANUARY 30th, 7:00 pm

Riddim and Spice (1945 Commercial Dr. – at 3rd)

What is a great city? Should Vancouver even be trying to be one? What would a great city look like here?

-with-Frances Bula, Erick Villagomez, Gord Price, Carm Mills, Dustin Rivers and Matt Hern

SUNDAY, JANUARY 31st, 1:00 pm

The Purple Thistle Centre (975 Vernon Dr. at Parker)

A great city has to be an ecological city. What should urban agriculture look like here? What does ‘food security’ really mean? Can a real city feed itself should it even try? Does ‘˜greening’ the city undermine its social vitality?

-with-David Tracey, Conrad Schmidt, Cease Wyss and Matt Hern and co-sponsored by COPE’s Freedom of Speech Series.

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