Gentrification Stories

Introducing stories about gentrification, created inside our community digital storytelling workshops , inspired by grunt gallery’s theme Place.

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Be Cool

Artist Gordon Waselnuk explores Mount Pleasant fashion by dressing in numerous styles he's seen around the neighbourhood.

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

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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.

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Grace Chan shines a light on the situation of Asian seniors in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side (DTES). Her message is...

Toby Sharp explains academic connections to the Trans Mountain pipeline

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

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Vee Jump!! & Nature Nurtures

Stretching and expanding her body in nature as it nurtures, while still aware of approaching gentrification.

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The Kingsgate Mall

Time travel by following the storytellers’ animated silent vision of Mount Pleasant's Kingsgate Mall over time.

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Streetcars of Mount Pleasant

Quick history of the streetcars of Mount Pleasant and how they helped early residents of Vancouver travel back and forth...

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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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No Vacancy

No one believed her when she said that wildlife occupied her basement so this artist set up a camera, recording...

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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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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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Created during grunt gallery’s 2018 Mount Pleasant Community Art Screen Digital Storytelling workshops with Mount Pleasant residents.

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