3/6/09

Upcoming Event + Competition: Architecture for Humanity - Vancouver


On April 3, Vancouver chapter of Architecture for Humanity debuts with a fundraising art auction at Grace Gallery:

Up for bid are a variety of works by local artists, sketches from renowned architects and a piece from internationally acclaimed local artist Stan Douglas.

The proceeds from the auction will go towards AFH Vancouver’s operational costs and fund its ongoing projects; moreover, a portion of the proceeds will go towards the international body's worldwide humanitarian efforts.

In addition to a meet and greet with the artists, the auction is also the official launch of AFH Vancouver’s first project, a laneway housing idea competition.

Wow, and another competition too! Keep 'em coming! And, one concerning laneways - it's as though they have read my thoughts. More from press release:

In addition to a meet and greet with the artists, the auction is also the official launch of AFH Vancouver’s first project, a laneway housing idea competition.

The lack of affordable housing is an issue that affects many people, across a variety of income levels,” said Lam. “The laneway housing project is an opportunity for the city to move forward and increase the number of people living in Vancouver in an environmentally sustainable manner.”

The idea competition launch is part of AFH Vancouver’s 2 week exhibit and forum on laneway housing taking place in May.

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Anonymous said...

"Every artist was first an amateur." - Ralph Waldo Emerson Josh Roen