Behind the Mirror: Stanley Kwok in conversation with Trevor Boddy
Museum of Vancouver is pleased to present a special public talk with architect/developer Stanley Kwok and architecture critic/curator Trevor Boddy that will shed light on what went on behind the surface in the development of False Creek North and the Dubai Marina, and situate Vancouver in the nexus of emerging global geographies and new forms of urban living
Stanley Kwok was President of BC Place Corporation from 1983-1987 where he oversaw the management of BC Place Stadium. Later, he was instrumental in developing two significant master plans: the 160 acre, $3 Billion Concord Pacific Place along False Creek on the former Expo '86 grounds, and the 1,000 acre waterfront development for Emaar Properties known as the Dubai Marina.
Trevor Boddy has written on architecture and cities for the Globe and Mail, The Vancouver Sun, Edmonton Journal, Ottawa Citizen, Seattle Times, Georgia Straight, Architectural Review, Architectural Record and global design magazines published in German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese and Arabic. Boddy lectures globally on contemporary design and city-building, and his art criticism has appeared in Canadian Art and Vanguard magazines plus numerous exhibition catalogues.
This presentation is part of the Maraya Project, which focuses on the urban innovations that have become the cornerstone of new and rising economies, as it invites participants to reflect on their involvement in the creation of a new 21st century city. Maraya: The Seawalls of Vancouver and Dubai, is on view at the Museum of Vancouver between February 29 - May 20, 2012.