West Coast Modernism in Context opens West Coast Modern Week 2022
VANCOUVER: For the better part of a century, West Coast Modernism has played a seminal role in shaping the culture of modern architecture and design on the south coast of British Columbia. The 1941 B.C. Binning House, recognized as the first modern house in Vancouver, was designed at a time when the ideas of international modernism were being embraced on the west coast, while local designers experimented with evolving these ideals to be more reflective of our region’s unique conditions. The circumstances under which we design and build today are vastly different from those faced by the pioneering vanguard of West Coast Modernism, with seismic shifts in technological, social, and climatic conditions, among others. So, we ask, is West Coast Modernism indicative of a period that has come and gone or is it a design ethos whose values continue to endure in contemporary design and lifestyles today?
On July 5th, we invite you to join the West Coast Modern League, with the West Vancouver Art Museum and The Polygon Gallery, for a conversation with eminent designers David Battersby, Lisa Bovell, Joseph Fry, Paul Merrick, and Peeroj Thakre, moderated by Chelsea Louise Grant, who will critically contextualize the relationship between midcentury West Coast Modernism and contemporary architecture and design practices. This event is presented as part of this year’s inaugural West Coast Modern Week, organized by the West Vancouver Art Museum.
Reception + Panel Discussion:
TUES, JULY 5, 2022 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm PDT
The Polygon Gallery, 101 Carrie Cates Ct., North Vancouver, BC
Presented by the West Coast Modern League
In Partnership with the West Vancouver Art Museum and The Polygon Gallery
Live Panel Discussion, Q&A + Reception
Registration with suggested $10 donation. Open to the public.
EVENTS | West Coast Modernism in Context