“Maple Tree Spiral: the pedagogy of a tree in the city”
June 14–July 27, 2019
Reception Saturday July 6, 4pm
Laiwan will be in studio on Tuesdays and Saturdays, 2–4pm
With Egan Davis, Anne Riley, T’uy’t’tanat Ceass Wyss, Melissa West Morrison and Marika van Reeuwyk of the Environmental Youth Alliance, Sepideh Saii, Daniel Negatu, and brothers Frank and Dance Williams.
Situated a short distance from Artspeak at the corner junction of Carrall, Water, Alexander and Powell Streets was formerly the site of Maple Tree Square. Laiwan takes the historic site of the Square as a starting point for her research project Maple Tree Spiral: the pedagogy of a tree in the city. The original Maple Tree no longer stands, and instead a statue of ‘Gassy’ Jack Deighton. As a site where one of the first city council meetings of the settlement of Gastown was held, Laiwan considers how Maple Tree Square is a space of convergence.
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SATURDAY JUNE 22, 2PM
• Cease Wyss — K’emk’emel’ay: Large Groves of Maples – Stories of Maples and Other Skwxwu7mesh stories
SATURDAY JUNE 29, 2PM
• Egan Davis — Tree Walk through Gastown, Strathcona and Chinatown
SATURDAY JULY 6, 2PM
• Sepideh Saii and Daniel Negatu — Stories of Trees from Iran and Ethiopia
• Maple Tree Spiral Reception, 4pm onwards
SATURDAY JULY 13, 3PM
• Kw’eskás stl’a7shn — Anne Riley with T’uy’t’tanat-Cease Wyss — Plant talk and community picnic with bannock and berries, Cottonwood Gardens, south-east corner of Strathcona Park, 1280 Raymur Ave, Vancouver
THURSDAY JULY 25
• Laiwan workshop with Environmental Youth Alliance