The following guest post was contributed by Amanda Coolidge.
This summer the heat is on (literally!) in the arts world of Vancouver and to add to the ever-growing repertoire of fabulous artistic events in the city, are The Miss Guides – a Vancouver-based artist collective.
April Smith & Peter Davies of AHA MEDIA on behalf of W2 Community Media Arts
Featuring Natalie Doonan, Katherine Somody, and Sean George, The Miss Guides lead performative urban walks, uniquely blending historical tour with performance art. Their current hour-long walk, Walking the Ruins: Fragments of Vancouver, is “rooted in the idea of Ruins as ‘fragmentary remains,’ and attempts to piece together conflicting visions of the city by making unexpected connections between four diverse and surprising sites of past- and present-day ruin. From breath-taking attractions, such as Harbour Centre’s The Lookout, to contentious projects like the new Canada Line, The Miss Guides turn their lens on a city gearing up for international pageantry.”
This alternative sightseeing experience is not to be missed by both locals and tourists, and provides an opportunity to rediscover the city through a creative approach to urban space.
Although all performances/walks are sold out, The Miss Guides are offering private walks for the same price. Gather 6 – 8 friends for $20 each (includes the $13 admission to Harbour Centre) and enjoy an evening of walking through the city through narrative and performance art. You never know what you may discover in the Vancouver urban space!
For more information you can visit themissguides.com, follow them on Twitter @TheMissGuides, or join their Facebook group.
Amanda Coolidge is an Educational Technologist at BCIT and freelance writer/photographer based in Vancouver.