Join us for two days of programming at Big Pictures 2024!

Join us for an afternoon of panel presentations from artists, curators, educators, designers, and planners working to enhance our experience of urban space. We will break for a happy hour with snacks and refreshments between panels.

Conference attendees meet for a guided walking tour of Richmond public art, and a curatorial introduction to the exhibit ‘Unit Bruises: Theodore Wan & Paul Wong, 1975-1979’ at the Richmond Art Gallery.

DAY ONE
Friday, May 10

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM

Friday Conference Check-in and Registration

Room 4900, 4th Floor, Wilson School of Design at KPU (5600 Kwantlen Street, Richmond BC)


1:15 PM – 2:15 PM

PANEL 01 – Kinetic: Creating Experiences Using Screens, Big and Small

Room 4900, 4th Floor, Wilson School of Design


2:20 PM – 3:20 PM

PANEL 02 – Portals: Building Worlds in Walls and Windows

  • On Real Estate Storefront Enchantment: Lessons from Frederick Kiesler and the Modernist Avant-garde by Will Fu
  • Breaking the Walls: A Speculative Design for Gramural Scape in Strathcona by Iryna Karaush
  • Inspiring Walls by Lukas Lundberg

Room 4900, 4th Floor, Wilson School of Design


3:40 PM – 4:40 PM

PANEL 03 – Play: Cultivating Cooperation and Agency in Public Space

  • Participatory Placemaking: The How and Why of Public Mural Workshops by Kay Gallivan
  • Public Art with/and/through Design: Interdisciplinary Processes for Making by Charlotte Falk
  • League and the nGames: Collective Creative Play in Urban Spaces by Germaine Koh
  • Collaboration, Connection and Contribution: An Exploration of Local Voices and a Sense of Place by Shirley Wiebe

Room 4900, 4th Floor, Wilson School of Design


4:45 PM – 5:30 PM

Friday Happy Hour: Refreshments and Snacks

Room 4900, 4th Floor, Wilson School of Design


5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

KEYNOTE PANEL – Art on the Canada Line: Intervening in the Flow of Traffic

Room 4900, 4th Floor, Wilson School of Design


DAY TWO
Saturday, May 11

1 PM – 3 PM

Saturday Walking Tour: Minoru Park + Curatorial Tour: Richmond Art Gallery

Meet at Brighouse Canada Line Station at 1pm for a walking public art tour with Biliana Velkova, followed by a tour of the Richmond Art Gallery current exhibition with Shaun Dacey at 2pm. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.