FALL SOUNDWALKS 2017
An ear on shifting corridors of movement
Culture Days Soundwalk
Sunday, October 1, 2017; 2PM
Led by Leona Noche
Meeting Location: Fraser River Trail, under Arthur Laing Bridge (9149 Hudson Street) [map]
Travel Directions: Once you get onto Hudson Street from SW Marine Drive, keep walking south (towards the river) and walk past the Vancouver Transit Center on your right side (Marpole Bus Loop is the closest for transit and free street parking is available on Hudson Street).
The southern tip of Marpole is a gateway into the lower mainland and intersects important nodes of transportation by land, air and water. Bordered by Canada’s longest river, the Fraser River — or Stó:lō in the language of the Coast Salish people — served as the main interurban transportation vein for earlier industrial and commercial developments. However, in more recent history, developments in southwest Marpole are shifting to create “high-quality” public spaces and focus on the movement of people by foot or bike, rather than motorized movement of goods. During this soundwalk, listeners will explore remnants of history, the intersection of major pathways and opposing soundscapes by the North Arm Fraser River.
This Soundwalk will end in a different location than its starting point.
This Soundwalk is part of Culture Days 2017.
Disappearing Soundscapes: the Georgia Viaduct Project
Sunday, October 8, 2017; 2PM
Led by Milena Droumeva
Meeting Location: The corner of Dunsmuir Street and Citadel Parade, outside Vancouver’s Stadium Skytrain station [map]
This ‘data’ soundwalk is meant to invite listeners to reflect on the past, lost, found, present, and future soundscapes along the historic Georgia Viaduct, and former Hogan’s Alley area in Strathcona. Using the presentation of data points (using open data sources from the city, real estate boards, etc.) at specific areas on the walk, we hope to bring light to the shifting realities along the viaducts, and attempt to listen for those changes over time – listen through to past soundscapes and onto possible future ones, as the city gears to demolish the viaducts and replace them using community planning initiatives.