Role: Design Residency Participant
Team: Brittney Lopushinsky, Ran Zhang, Jessie Booker, Mahon Lamont, Sydney Burstein, Gary Baker, Ben Schnidel, Felix Torres-Nieves
Date: February 2020
How might we encourage healing through the celebration of water?
Each year, DIALOG funds an annual design residency program for a small cohort of students. Alongside eight students from across Canada and the United States, I was nominated for this residency. We were brought to Vancouver and tasked with reimagining English Bay. This iconic destination within Vancouver is regularly challenged by highly-used bike and pedestrian routes, an influx of summer tourists, and seasonal festivals.
We were tasked with developing a strategy to re-connect this space to the city and bring new life to it for Vancouver residents. We analyzed the site, listened to guest lectures, and proposed design solutions which envisioned English Bay as a site of sociability, human wellbeing, and environmental restoration.