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Introducing stories about climate change, created inside and outside community digital storytelling workshops and our artist-led research.

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Artists’ Memories of Mount Pleasant

Michelle La Flamme began this sound walk about Vancouver’s creative hub Mount Pleasant in August 2021. Walk through the area...

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Mother Daughter Bake-Off

Our episodic cooking show, Jill and Lorna’s Kitchen, travels to exotic Finn Slough (outside Vancouver BC), home of Lady Justice...

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The People’s Garden Project

Noel at the Farm, watercolour by Angela Walcott Toronto artist Angela Walcott presents her second geolocation project with Digital Stories...

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Punjabi Market in Transition

Long time resident of Vancouver's Punjabi Market area, Alannah Wells, reflects on how things have changed.

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Toby Sharp Energy Dragon

Heather McLean reflects on the gendered dimensions and settler colonial politics of corporatised university research.

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A Reno of Love

Artists renovated and beautified a heritage house with family and then lost it in Vancouver's red hot housing market.

Meeting a Unicorn

Michelle La Flamme and her friend Cappy the horse Introducing Michelle La Flamme and her friend Cappy the horse. Cappy...

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Labyrinths

Imagine the 13 Labyrinths are portals to one another, making travel from one Vancouver neighbourhood to another a form of...

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Silent Azaan

Zool Suleman explores the Silent Azaan, the Muslim call to prayer heard five times daily around the world but not...

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Harry Grunsky’s Humboldt

Harry Grunsky, a gay man, returns to his hometown of Humboldt, Saskatchewan after a tragic road accident devastated the local...

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Echoes of Movement

A soundscape inspired by the comings and goings of people, creatures, and things over time. From the historic train-stopping Militant...

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Talking Poles

A collaboration between Lorna Boschman, Victoria Moulder, T’uy’t’tanat Cease Wyss and local community members who shared their voices and drumming.

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signals

The storyteller photographed orange fencing around the trees of Mount Pleasant as she walked, documenting gentrification.

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belvedere / a love story

Alice Hamilton's lyrical homage to the Belvedere, a local apartment building where residents are threatened by renoviction.

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Folk Costume Fashion

Folk Costume Fashion traces the story of my mother’s folk costume and her journey to meet family in Finland and...

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Searching for my sister’s eyes

The storyteller remembers her sister as she walks through Mount Pleasant and sees brown faces painted in the street murals.

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JD Phone Home

James Diamond's personal tour of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, sharing his personal experiences of housing and reflecting on the meaning of...

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Everyone Belongs

Coco Eskotew’s powerful challenge to a bully’s “silent treatment” grows out of her ability as a painter to express metaphors.

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Here We Come Mount Pleasant

Don Martin's delightful tour of Mount Pleasant breweries with an old friend includes a musical tribute to classic television.

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QUANTUM SMACK!

High tide and sunrise coincide on a chilly winter's day at the edge of the North West Pacific Ocean 0717hrs...

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Kelly Roulette’s Small Dog

Kelly Roulette's family dog was named Small by her daughter when he joined their household. His job is to be...

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