Vancouver, British Columbia
This outstanding multidisciplinary three museum project re-imagines Canada’s public spaces. Partnered with the Musqueam peoples, the project’s Indigenous urban history re-examines museum collections, and makes visible Vancouver’s historic and contemporary Indigenous cultural landscape. Each partner delivered different aspects of one large story, using a wide-variety of exhibit techniques and innovative technologies, presenting historic and contemporary voices across the landscape of Vancouver. Moving outside traditional museum walls, they even created a transit station module to reach thousands of commuters. This outstanding respectful partnership combined reconciliation with a creative engagement of citizens about Indigenous urban identities in one of Canada’s largest cities.