Earth Charter Day Celebration

Come celebrate Earth Charter Day 2018 with us! This year's theme is "Embracing a Sustainable Lifestyle.”

Join us on Friday, June 29th, to celebrate Earth Charter Day and the start to summer!

This year’s theme is “Embrace a Sustainable Lifestyle”. The afternoon will be an opportunity to envision a more people-oriented Frances Street.   As part of the festivities, you will be introduced to new curbside summer seating being built in front of Dudoc Vancouver and Earnest Ice Cream. This will be a welcome place to pause and engage with friends rather than rushing through to the next appointment.

Indoors, the parklet coordinator will highlight some unusual local heritage happenings and also introduce some sustainable options being considered for the future! Visitors of all ages can plant seeds to grow in their gardens, design food art or interact over the delicate balancing act of creating a large-scale Jenga building!

The Parklet structure is being built by TradeWorks, a local social enterprise, and LifeSpace who are providing self-watering planters. There will be herbs to enhance your ice cream!  Earnest Ice Cream and MET, a long time neighbourhood business and leader in environmentally friendly printing, are partners in creating this new neighbourhood space.

Earth Charter Day at Dudoc is a free public event, everyone is welcome!

Date: June 29, 1-4pm

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Location: Shared space between Dudoc Vancouver and Earnest Ice Cream

1489 Frances Street

Unceded Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Wauthuth Territory

Vancouver, BC

We present the new collection of Canadian-Russian artist Natalia Vetrova that explores the intersection of realism and conceptualism, and our relationship with the past and the present. The exhibition celebrates the wonders and achievements of centuries with their time-honored great conceptions give a strong basis for creating self-awareness in this contemporary world with its new technologies and high-speed communications

Dates: July 5-7, 11 am – 8 pm.
Location: 1489 Frances St
Vancouver BC
Entrance is free.

About the artist:

Influenced by both realism and conceptualism, Natalia Vetrova displays in her work excellent technical and painterly skills that borrow heavily from classical and mythological motifs. She uses these motifs to conceptualize timeless anxieties such as those connected to the reconciliations of past and present, memory and loss.

Vetrova’s paintings reflect a deep understanding of the dimensions of time and space. This understanding arises from an ongoing meditation on the harmonization of past, present, and future.

Although her work contains the atmospherics of classic surrealism, Natalia’s compositions are still whimsical and strangely moving. Communicating by means of a personal iconographic system steeped in mythology and classical ideals, Natalia’s artistic identity revitalizes cultural memory.

This event is part of the Art, Architecture and Design Series: Between Time and Space.

Schedule of events:

July 5, 6-8 pm – Collage workshop

July 6, 6-8 pm – Food design workshop

July 7, 6-10 pm – Closing reception

If you have any questions please contact Dudoc Vancouver at contact@dudocvancouver.com or +1 604 681 2971

The wonders and achievements of centuries with their time-honored great conceptions give a strong basis for creating self-awareness in this contemporary world. Please join us for the exhibition and closing party to celebrate the dynamic between time and space.

Date: July 7, 6-10 pm
Location: 1489 Frances St
Vancouver BC
Entrance is free

About the artist:

Influenced by both realism and conceptualism, Russian- born painter Natalia Vetrova displays in her work excellent technical and painterly skills that borrow heavily from classical and mythological motifs. She uses these motifs to conceptualize timeless anxieties such as those connected to the reconciliations of past and present, memory and loss.

Vetrova’s paintings reflect a deep understanding of the dimensions of time and space. This understanding arises from an ongoing meditation on the harmonization of past, present, and future.

Although her work contains the atmospherics of classic surrealism, Natalia’s compositions are still whimsical and strangely moving. Communicating by means of a personal iconographic system steeped in mythology and classical ideals, Natalia’s artistic identity revitalizes cultural memory.

This event is part of the Art, Architecture and Design Series: Between Time and Space.

Schedule of events:

July 5-7, 11 am – 8 pm – Exhibition opening hours

July 5, 6-8 pm – Collage workshop

July 6, 6-8 pm – Food design workshop

July 7, 6-10 pm – Closing reception

If you have any questions please contact Dudoc Vancouver at contact@dudocvancouver.com or +1 604 681 2971

In this interactive hands-on workshop participants will explore creative potentials of food supplies by testing its structural, textual and visual properties. The participants will leave with understanding of how to cultivate inspiration and build prototypes using organic materials.

The workshop is open to professionals interested in using design thinking and learning about food design.

Date: July 6, 6-8 pm

Location: 1489 Frances St

Vancouver BC

Cost: $15. Materials are supplied.

About the instructor:

Iryna Karaush completed her Master degree in Advanced Studies in Architecture at UBC, works as faculty and coordinator at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Wilson School of Design in Product Design. She is passionate about the cross-disciplinary nature of human-centered design that provides immense opportunities to improve the quality of people’s lives. Her portfolio includes spatial design and research, apparel design. Iryna’s research focus is located in food design – the new field that explores the relationship between people and food from wide-ranging design perspective.

This event is part of the Art, Architecture and Design Series: Between Time and Space.

Schedule of events:

July 5-7, 11 am – 8 pm – Exhibition opening hours

July 5, 6-8 pm – Collage workshop

July 6, 6-8 pm – Food design workshop

July 7, 6-10 pm – Closing reception

If you have any questions please contact Dudoc Vancouver at contact@dudocvancouver.com or +1 604 681 2971

The Tower of Babel represents the pride of mankind wanting to reach the heavens and be their own gods. The basic attitude that motivated the builders of the city and Tower was a desire for power and glory. The Tower of Babel is not just a fanciful story, nor is it simply mythical imagery. It is a carefully crafted account that holds important lessons for mankind creation.

Already, the minds of the people of the nations of the world have been drawn closer together – and now, with the help of the digital lessons for information superhighway, man has turned earth into a “global village”. With this invention he’s not only collapsed distance; he’s demolished all inhibiting boundaries.

The two hour session is a hands-on workshop with demonstrations and discussion how to create meaning using symbolic language. This workshop is ideal for anyone who wishes to use the collage as a tool for self-expression, using collage as a playground where you can gather all materials – canvas, paints, papers, photographs – in one place.

The collages made will be on display until July 7 and at the exhibition closing party. The public will have a chance to vote. Three prizes will be awarded.

Beginners and experienced artists alike are welcome.

The number of the participants is limited to enable detailed feedback from the instructor.

Date: July 5, 6-8 pm
Location: 1489 Frances St
Vancouver BC
Cost: $25. Materials are supplied.

About the instructor:

Natalia Vetrova is a practicing artist, working predominately in oil paint.

After graduating with a master of History of Art and Design from the prestigious Stroganov Academy of Art in Moscow, she moved to Vancouver and opened her studio of Art and Design in 1997. Natalia has been sharing her knowledge with students for over 20 years at her beautiful studio on Granville Island, Vancouver. With her work in public and private collections, Natalia is also exhibited intensively in Europe, US and Canada.

This event is part of the Art, Architecture and Design Series: Between Time and Space.

Schedule of events:

July 5-7, 11 am – 8 pm – Exhibition opening hours

July 5, 6-8 pm – Collage workshop

July 6, 6-8 pm – Food design workshop

July 7, 6-10 pm – Closing reception

If you have any questions please contact Dudoc Vancouver at contact@dudocvancouver.com or +1 604 681 2971

We are excited to welcome everyone to Vancouver for the British Columbia Art Therapy Association 2018 Conference & AGM. We are also celebrating BCATA’s 40th Birthday!

The theme for the 2018 conference is COMMUNITY, CONNECTION & COLLABORATION.

The BC Art Therapy Association wants to focus on the weaving together of people, spaces, and disciplines. We are looking forward to highlighting information-sharing on themes that include collaborative art-making, community connections, and new initiatives in Art Therapy.

FRIDAY JUNE 8
SOCIAL & BIRTHDAY PARTY, 6-10PM
Doors at 5:30pm, Start at 6:30pm to 10:00pm
Meet your community, collaborative land acknowledgement & conference opening ceremony, collaborative art-making projects, history of BCATA storytelling, cocktails, snacks, live music & dancing…

SATURDAY JUNE 9
ALL-DAY CONFERENCE, 9-5PM
Doors at 8:30am, Start at 9:30am to 5:00pm
Workshops & presentations (details soon!), collaborative art-making stations, AGM (and welcoming new Board Members), beautiful lunch and snacks…

Click here to register and for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

Happy City has invited planners, architects, designers, and others to help move Vancouver’s housing discussion forward. At a May 15 workshop, a priority focus will be – what makes multi-unit housing livable and healthy communities for city-dwellers? This is a “By Invitation” event. Results may be posted here in the future.

As a community event during Design Week, Turncoats will host its next debate evening at DudocVancouver’s thought provoking design and architectural group with a reputation for turning conventional consensus on its head, Turncoats questions whether Vancouver is going too far trying to claim greenest and most liveable city status?!

Who doesn’t want to throw up when reading useless labels like “most liveable city” or “hotspot for sustainable design”? asks Turncoats. They say that nothing can cover up the harsh reality: If not for its famed geography, Vancouver would be a third or fourth tier city. Where are the buildings and public spaces that are artful, intelligent and innovative? Where are the ideas? They question the value of design in the city and seek more inspired innovations.

On May 9, join in with your ideas at this combative format organized for open, critical and also playful discussions! And socialize afterwards in what promise to be lively conversations!

The Panel

Anne Pearson – a recovered-architect, design-advocate and owner of the furniture+design shop Vancouver Special on Main Street.

Derek Lee – principal at PWL Partnership. Recognized for his lead design on local community planning and implementation at Southeast False Creek, Dockside Green and New Westminster Pier Park.

Sophie Maguire – choreographer and landscape designer working at the intersection of drawing, history, and performance. Currently works as a project designer at PFS Studio.

Travis Hanks is a co-founder and Principal Architect at Haeccity Studio Architecture, and is an Adjunct Professor at UBC SALA.

COST: $11.00
DATE: Wednesday, May 9, 6 – 9 PM
LOCATION: Dudoc Vancouver
1489 Frances Street
Unceded Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Wauthuth Territory
Vancouver, BC

Next Monday is a special movie night at the Rio theatre on Broadway! See the B.C. premiere of the
Dutch documentary “Why We Cycle” on May 7 at 7 pm.

Dutch Consul General Gert Heijkoop will open the evening in one of his last Vancouver functions before
moving to a new post. Following the hour long film, there will also be a half-hour panel discussion with
local bike advocates, business leaders and politicians. Event co-presented by Modacity and HUB cycling.

Cost: $13.00
DATE: Monday, May 7th, 7 – 9 PM
LOCATION: Rio Theatre
1660 East Broadway
Vancouver, BC

We have the honour to invite you to our upcoming Docu Night event on April 16th at Dudoc Vancouver, 1489 Frances Street.

We open the evening with a sneak preview of the Dutch documentary “Why We Cycle”, which will have its Vancouver premiere on May 7th, 2018. Chris Bruntlett, a local bike advocate and one of the presenters of this documentary, will give a short introduction, answer your questions and you have the chance to win free tickets to the official screening at the Rio Theater.

After this, we screen our 45-minute feature documentary: “The Rise of Vertical Farming“. This VPRO production (8.5 score on topdocumentaryfilms.com) explores how a radically different way of farming can provide solutions for future food crises as the global population continues to rise and viable farming lands dwindle. A hot topic in Vancouver and across the globe.

After the screenings, there is time for us all to enjoy each other’s company with a drink and snacks.

Agenda:

5:30pm: Doors open

6:00pm: Opening words; drinks and snacks

6:30pm: Sneak preview of “Why We Cycle”

7:15pm: Screening of “The Rise of Vertical Farming”

8:00pm: Networking; drinks and snacks

8:45pm: Doors close

We look forward to seeing you on April 16th!

The Board of the Dutch Business Club

Events & Dialogues

Join us for networking, education programs and workshops in and around Dudoc!

Come celebrate Earth Charter Day 2018 with us! This year's theme is "Embracing a Sustainable Lifestyle.”

Earth Charter Day Celebration

Join us on Friday, June 29th, to celebrate Earth Charter Day and the start to summer! This year’s theme is “Embrace a Sustainable Lifestyle”. The afternoon will be an opportunity to envision a more people-oriented Frances Street.   As part of the festivities, you will be introduced to new curbside summer seating being built in front […]
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Upcoming events

Exhibition: Between Time and Space

05-07-2018 | 11.00
We present the new collection of Canadian-Russian artist Natalia Vetrova that explores the intersection of realism and conceptualism, and our relationship with the past and the present. The exhibition celebrates the wonders and achievements of centuries with their time-honored great conceptions give a strong basis for creating self-awareness in this contemporary world with its new […]
Read more

Exhibition Closing Reception: Between Time and Space

07-07-2018 | 18.00 - 22.00
The wonders and achievements of centuries with their time-honored great conceptions give a strong basis for creating self-awareness in this contemporary world. Please join us for the exhibition and closing party to celebrate the dynamic between time and space. Date: July 7, 6-10 pm Location: 1489 Frances St Vancouver BC Entrance is free About the […]
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Food Design Workshop Design Like Chef: Prototyping with Food Materials

06-07-2018 | 18.00 - 20.00
In this interactive hands-on workshop participants will explore creative potentials of food supplies by testing its structural, textual and visual properties. The participants will leave with understanding of how to cultivate inspiration and build prototypes using organic materials. The workshop is open to professionals interested in using design thinking and learning about food design. Date: […]
Read more

Collage workshop: Building the Tower of Babel

05-07-2018 | 18.00 - 20.00
The Tower of Babel represents the pride of mankind wanting to reach the heavens and be their own gods. The basic attitude that motivated the builders of the city and Tower was a desire for power and glory. The Tower of Babel is not just a fanciful story, nor is it simply mythical imagery. It […]
Read more