Making Space: Asian Heritage Month
Join us for a special program on this year's themes of Sustainability and Wellness for this year's International Museum Day on May 18th. Learn from four individuals and activists who are working for their communities in mindful and intersectional ways through cultural food justice.
Since 2002, the City of Vancouver has acknowledged and celebrated Asian Heritage Month in May. “Asian Heritage” is a term meant to capture a multitude of ethnic experiences and cultural identities in Vancouver. What does it mean to designate an entire month to the celebration of these various identities? What possibilities does it open for social justice – and where, if any, are its potential limits to this work?
From 2020-2023, the Museum of Vancouver had the privilege of hosting the exhibition “A Seat at the Table”. Now travelling to Cumberland, B.C. and launching in summer 2023, this exhibition celebrates Chinese Canadian Heritage identities and experiences through the lens of food and restaurant culture. In this “Making Space” event, we ask what we have learned from the exhibition, and how we can continue to work with Asian Canadian Communities in the future. In the context of curatorial practices and beyond, how can cultural institutions intentionally make space for the responsibilities and reciprocities of representation?
Date: Thursday, May 18, 2023
Time: Doors open at 6pm. Event from 6:30-8:30pm
Tickets: Sliding Scale, $10-30