CALENDAR OF EVENTS

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3

Audio-Enhanced Walking Tour of Vancouver’s False Creek with Lize Mogel & Ryan Griffis
When: 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Where: Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews (the corner of Pacific and Davie)

Join Lize Mogel and Ryan Griffis on an audio-enhanced walking tour of the east end of False Creek, where the impact of the Olympics and Expo86 are most visible. The tour uses narrative audio to augment tourists' experience of this transformed landscape. Participants will move through history, listening to different, competing perspectives on sites such as Coopers'
Park, Concord Pacific's showroom, and the Habitat Compensation Island.

Schedule:

• 4pm-4:30pm: (optional) meet in the Roundhouse Lobby Cafe to download the tour onto your audio player and pick up a map. Participants are encouraged to bring their own audio player preloaded with the tour (see downloads below), and headphones.

5pm: meet at the center of the Cambie Street bridge (eastern side) to pick up a map and begin the tour. We will walk counterclockwise around False Creek, approximately 2.9 km, ending in Cooper’s Park.

• 6:30pm: meet in Room C, at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre (corner of Pacific and Davie) for warm drinks and a discussion about the impact of the Olympics and World's Fairs in Vancouver. Participants are encouraged to raise questions, perspectives and concerns not addressed in the tour and discuss the current post-Olympic changes to the area and region.

Downloads:

• MP3 audio as: a compressed zip file OR via podcast
Printable PDF map of the walking tour

Siting Expositions: Vancouver is an audio tour produced by artists Ryan Griffis, Lize Mogel and Sarah Ross. It is one of three tours available as part of Stories in Reserve: Volume One.
The audio tour features music & sounds by: Mark Cooley, The And Group

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4

Lecture: History Repeats Itself: One Host City After Another
When: 4:30-5:50pm
Where: Emily Carr University of Art & Design, Rm 301 SB

In this talk, Lize Mogel and Ryan Griffis will present the Siting Expositions audio tour and their ongoing artistic research into the impacts of the Olympic Games and World's Fairs on the spaces and communities that come into compact with them. This effort will be contextualized within other aspects of the artists' practices.
Presented by ECU Interdisciplinary Forums

Book Launch Reception: Stories in Reserve: Volume One
When: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Where: READ Bookstore, Emily Carr University of Art & Design

Please join us for refreshments and a look at Stories in Reserve, Volume 1, the first in a series of guide books featuring original guided tours by artists, activists, historians and storytellers that span from polemic narrative to experimental soundscape. Volume 1 presents three soundscapes that take reader-listeners on journeys within the territory known as North America. Tours by Sarah Kanouse, Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga, Ryan Griffis, Lize Mogel & Sarah Ross.

The Siting Expositions project, Stories in Reserve, and these public events are made possible by the College of Fine & Applied Arts at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, the Graham Foundation, the Roundhouse Community Art and Recreation Centre, Emily Carr University and the READ Bookstore at ECU.