Mark your calendar: this Sunday afternoon (July 17), Theater Replacement, with the City of Vancouver, will address the impact of climate change and rising sea levels in creative and inspiring ways, along with three other great coastal cities (New York, Bombay and Tokyo).
Sensory performance is called city choir and features four local writers – one stationed in each city, including Vancouver’s Rosemary Georgeson. Each will type their unique observations of how the world is changing around them, which will be projected on a large screen and sung by members of the Vancouver Youth Choir. From the organizing theater company, Theater Replacement:
“Relying on the immediate means by which information is relayed via social media such as Twitter and Facebook, Town Choir treats everyday considerations as current events. Intimate, minute details are transmitted through the ether and then filtered through the living body in an epic choral statement.
city choir begins at 1 p.m. in the Olympic Village Square and is free to the public. Plan to arrive early and/or stay late in order to explore design ideas responding to the rising sea level in the neighborhood, produced by two international teams. You can also browse images from a recent citizen-led intergenerational photo project, featuring participants’ depictions of their imagined future while living in local areas under threat. (Photos will also be viewable in Vancouver after the event.)
Details about city choir can be found here.
Learn more about the CoV’s Sea2City Design Challenge initiative by signing up for one of their online conversations scheduled for later this month, July 20-26, here.