call it a construction project, not nostalgia

It’s curious for me reading these posts, participating in this fascinating project, imagining the shape of the controversy, the contrast between our un-thought expectations of what a Skwxwú7mesh-owned billboard should do and what it actually does, all the while living in Boulder, Colorado. And, having lived in Vancouver for some years with very clear memories of Burrard Street Bridge, I tend to imagine the bridge without the billboard and instead defined by the bustling commercial starkness of the street-level, running parallel to the art, decay human waste, human lives going on underneath. It – these blog posts, the Digital Natives Project – provides a little space for me to try out an experiment: think about the haunting in memory and in place and then actively re-make these memories for the present, not the past.

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2 Responses to call it a construction project, not nostalgia

  1. Lori Emerson says:

    I found it on this excellent Tumblr account, “Yellow Wood Tours” ( “A walking tour to art galleries, graffiti spots, murals and counter culture in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side; Canada’s poorest postal code and hide away for artists galore.” I can’t tell who runs the site though I wish I knew!

  2. clint says:

    sweet pic, Lori – who’s it from?