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7 years 11 months ago

Warm feelings: A new Executive Director and an invitation to join the Maraya conversation.



By Naomi Horii Last Friday, on November 4, arts-interested communities of Vancouver welcomed Haema Sivanesan to the Centra A family as the new Executive Director. She is the second executive...

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7 years 11 months ago

Say We Meet 05



Maraya is critical. It is about how cities move, about how the ground beneath our feet is in constant motion. Let's call this a new urban waterfront. Maraya is about how one idea is picked up,...

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7 years 11 months ago

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This city encloses difference. Trading its virtual for our actual, it works against the everyday reminder of the cultural and political differences separating us—liberal from conservative, insider...

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7 years 11 months ago

Say We Meet 01



It started over coffee, or might have. Just an idea, not necessarily a good one, definitely something to think about. After lunch, a few more sketches. Then on the way home, it hits you. You walk...

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7 years 11 months ago

Businessweek Article of Mohamed Ali Alabbar



"The Master Builder Of The Middle East: Mohamed Ali Alabbar is building towers in the desert—and a fast fortune." Bloomberg Businessweek article by Stanley Reed JULY 2, 2007 Read more: http://www...

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7 years 11 months ago

Trevor Boddy's "Vancouverism vs. Lower Manhattanism"



Trevor Boddy writes, " Shaping high density residential environments is the most important issue before urban designers in North America today. As the urban consequences of permanently higher energy...

Vancouverism vs. Lower Manhattanism

7 years 11 months ago

Trevor Boddy "Vancouverism and Its Discontents"



In this Vancouver Review review of Meredith Quartermain's Vancouver Walking and Lance Berelowitz's Dream City: Vancouver and the Global Imagination, Trevor Boddy discusses the notion of Vancouverism...

Vancouverism and its Discontents

7 years 11 months ago

Mike Davis "Fear and Money in Dubai"



This article by Mike Davis provides a Marxist critique of Dubai's fantastical mega-projects and the "giganticism" its urban dream. New Left Review 41, September-October 2006: http://newleftreview....

Mike Davis "Fear and Money in Dubai"

7 years 11 months ago

Deborah Campbell's Walrus Magazine Article: "Magic Kingdom or Glass House"



This is an important look at the Dubai phenomenon from Vancouver-based writer Deborah Campbell. Campbell's in-depth consideration of the situation on the ground in Dubai points to the fragility of...

"Magic Kingdom or Glass House"