Momentarily: Learning from Mega-Events began with a shared interest in the impacts of the 2010 Olympic Games on Vancouver, at a time when the city was noted as being especially livable. The publication includes an examination of Western Front’s history of mail art and public accessibility by Caitlin Jones; a discussion between Sabine Bitter, Helmut Webber, and Jerry Zazlove about radical pedagogy at Simon Fraser University in the 1970s; a text by Candice Hopkins on the works of Bik Van der Pol and Urban Subjects as proposals in the most productive sense; and writing by Am Johal that traces the link between development, culture and the state; amongst others. The questions at stake are grounded in specific, local perspectives that dovetail into the global intertwined relationships of urban development, freedom of speech, and public space.
Edited by Bik Van der Pol, Alissa Firth-Eagland, and Urban Subjects. Contributions by Bik Van der Pol, Jeff Derksen, Stuart Elden, Alissa Firth-Eagland, Candice Hopkins, Rob Hornstra and Arnold van Bruggen, Am Johal, Caitlin Jones, Lize Mogel, Pelin Tan, Myka Tucker-Abramson, Urban Subjects and Bik Van der Pol, and Jerry Zaslove with Sabine Bitter and Helmut Weber. Design by Karianne Blank.
Softcover, 108 pages, black and white illustrations
7 1/8” x 4 13/16”
Western Front, Vancouver (2011)