A new type of Tangoo has been introduced to the city. It still involves dancing, but preludes with dining, cocktails, and some good ol’ socializing. Tangoo’s tagline is “imagine your weekend, all in one night.” Underlining this is how the Tangoo staff organize everything. From drinks, appetizers, dinner, and a night out at a bar or pub, Tangooers don’t worry about line ups or debates on places to go that wouldn’t take two hours just to get in. The effortlessness of a VIP-like service without necessarily sporting a VIP exterior is the perfect reason to bring you and your crew Tangooing over and over again.
In the very corner of our poster promoting "Creative Acts of Community," is the phrase, "The City Belongs To You." It is a reminder to all the artists, designers, performers and others that doing is just as possible as dreaming in a place like Vancouver. Whether it’s building a web application that empowers both social change-makers and everyday citizens or just a fashionable way to hold to your coffee cup, creative entrepreneurism thrives in our neighourhoods.
If print media and film photography are dead, no one seemed to tell Natalie Hawryshkewich or Rommy Ghaly. While she is, by definition, a designer, and he a photographer, Natalie and Rommy are connected through their shared passion for the meticulous. This is Vancity is proud to host both Natalie and Rommy as presenters for May 14th’s “Creative Acts of Community,” a #BehanceReviews event.
The title of Andrew Zo’s project goes without saying; especially coming from this writer who titled his last Behance Portfolio Review article: “Our One Night Stand with Behance.” Nevertheless, the team here at This is Vancity is excited for a second chance at love with the New York based creative firm. On May 14th, discover “Creative Acts of Community” at Lost+Found Café, our second #BehanceReviews event.
Vancouver’s often territorial approach to its self-definition can sometimes be unapologetically anonymous. This is not the case, however, for artist Paul de Guzman who has teamed up with the Vancouver Heritage Foundation (VHF) and has recently unveiled a text-and-image public artwork on The Wall in downtown Vancouver. De Guzman has hazarded a challenge to the traditional conception of what constitutes the definition of a city.
Wontons, pie holes, ice cream and then some: Hawkers Market delivered the first of many distinctive nights at East Van Studios. By bringing together a global palette of unique tastes under one East Van roof, each hawker conquered one tongue at a time in a notable style of culinary commerce. Simply put, this wasn’t your typical run to the supermarket.
Walking down the steps of Burrard Skytrain station, commuters are often treated to the complicated harmony of a European accordion or the feel-good Caribbean rhythm of a steel drum. But just a few blocks over, the rock-meets-classical trio known as Sons of Granville are tearing up the standard busker experience for something a little more exciting.
Remember art class in highschool? That Arts and Social Sciences elective in college you didn’t think you’d like? Creativity during the age of youth tends to fall under a “happy coincidence” or a “passion like no other.” Bridging the former to the latter is exactly the goal of ArtQuake’s new OneLove Mentorship Program and Festival.
Pick up a rock and throw it in any direction; you’re likely to hit an artist. We live among you like looming birds on a wire and we’re not going anywhere. Each quarter we spend goes to an ounce of artisanal coffee, a page in the local culture magazine, and funding an Indiegogo campaign that matters to us. As far as Vancouver’s creative economy is concerned, we “make it happen.”
Campos Leckie is not an office but a studio. Michael Leckie joined us for a chat about what the two designers and their studio company are up to in today’s creative climate for the modern aesthetic. He was able to enlighten us as to some particular trends and movements in current architecture and within Vancouver’s cultural scene.