Livable Cities 2017 - 2nd Annual Symposium
April 13, 2017
9:00 am
9:00 pm
Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia Street
“Livable Cities” brings together interdisciplinary research, creative inquiry and city planning methods to explore current city development through sound, smell and other embodied perspectives. Presented by Simon Fraser University and hosted by the City of New Westminster, this one-day symposium will take up various disciplinary approaches, including architecture, community development, and socio-cultural issues. The event will include panels and talks, sensory workshops and sound art presentations. Communities in flux across the Lower Mainland present unique opportunities to engage with city planning strategies, urban densification, and the impact of soundscapes, smellscapes and mobilities on local urban environments.

Visiting Scholars include Mel McBride and Randolph Jordan. Evening concert curated by Barry Truax.
General Admission: $10
Seniors 55+: $5
Students: Free with valid student ID
Tickets include access to all Symposium events, including panels, presentations, workshops, and evening concert.

Workshops: Not able to attend the full day event? Workshops are free and open to the public (with registration). To reserve your spot, please note first and second workshop choices when completing registration.
09:00 – Panel I: Urban Mobilities (Moderator: Dr. Ben Mortensen)
10:30 – Coffee break
10:45 – Panel II: Sensing the City (Moderator: David Murphy)
12:15 – Lunch: Cheeses Crust Food Truck
13:00 – Workshops (see descriptions below)
14:45 – Coffee break
15:00 – Panel III: Art & the City (Moderators: Kristina Fiedrich & Biliana Velkova)
17:00 – CAPTURE Photography Festival Artist Talk: James Nizam
18:00 – Free Tours of New Media Gallery exhibition: BRINK
19:00 – Evening Concert Program: Invisible Soundscapes, curated by Barry Truax


Thursday, April 13, 2017
9:00 am
9:00 pm
Kristina Fiedrich
$10, $5, Free


Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia Street