Coming up next week at SFU Vancouver:
This month’s readers series includes Shazia Hafiz Ramji, Christina Myers, Suzanne Pauline Scott, Catherine MacNeill, Candie Tanaka, Alison Brewin, Barbara Baydala, and, Cathie Borrie.
Tuesday, September 8: Housing and Well-being in Later Life from an Environmental Gerontology Perspective: Lessons from Germany
Time: 4pm Place: Rm. 7000, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St. Cost: Free with registration.
Dr. Frank Oswald from the Interdisciplinary Ageing Research at the Goethe University in Frankfurt will speak on housing in later life in Europe, priorities identified for future European aging research, and, the impact of “belonging” on well-being in very old age.
Tuesday, September 8: The Roots of Diego Rivera and his Influence in Chinese Art
Time: 7pm Place: Rm. 7000, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St. Cost: Free. No registration required.
Zhen Shengtian will lecture on Diego Rivera as a part of Mexico Fest 2015.
Join your SFU Vancouver campus community for our annual Week of Welcome Community BBQ! Enjoy music, refreshments, and a variety of Week of Welcome vendors in the Woodward's Courtyard as we tune-in to the 50th Anniversary celebrations from the downtown Vancouver campus.
September 3 – 13: Vancouver Latin American Film Festival
Time: 7pm Place: Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St. Cost: Tickets range from $10-$25 depending on the film.
SFU Woodward's Cultural Programs is pleased to be partnering with VLAFF bringing Latin American cinema to SFU Vancouver for the fifth year in a row. This annual festival encourages dialogue among cultures, and explores and celebrates the art of contemporary Latin American and Latin-Canadian filmmaking.
Step into an extraordinary environment constructed by seven unlikely architects - theatre artists, dancers, and a musician. The builders are at work, tirelessly creating the realms of their dreams. In a chaotic merging of theatre and installation, The Builders investigates transformation, territory and the practice of making ourselves at home in the world.
Taking inspiration from the worldwide phenomenon of art environments built by outsider artists, The Builders explores the compulsions behind transforming spaces, objects and the self. The performance immerses the audience into an unfamiliar territory inhabited by the builders, each one engaged in a relentless effort to transform their surroundings. As they work, they reveal secrets and stories, inviting the audience to explore and contemplate how the spaces we inhabit reflect our lives and identities.
This exhibition features three graduating projects by 2015 MFA candidates at Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts. Instead of presenting their works under a unifying title and theme, artists Lucien Durey, Curtis Grahauer, and, Jaime Williams exhibit their respective projects within the shared space of the gallery, autonomously.
Friday, September 11: Other Minds