How can we meaningfully engage the public in the new Shipyards development?

Term: Fall 2019
Department: School of Tourism Management
Course: Culture, Heritage & Arts Planning for Tourism (TOUR 227)
Instructor: Chris Carnovale
Staff contacts Jill Cameron and Magda Kwaterska (City of North Vancouver)

Students will develop a culture, heritage and/or arts project proposal for the newly developed Shipyards in North Vancouver. During the semester, the class will meet with some of the City staff responsible for animating the public space and were given a tour of the site. The research and ideation process will produce realistic project ideas that could inspire future engagement by the City of North Vancouver.

Field Trip

On October 31st 2019, students from the TOUR 227 class were given a tour of the new Shipyards development. The information shared by Magda Kwaterska (City of North Vancouver) and Terry Hood (North Vancouver Museum & Archives) helped to inform their research and ideation around projects and events that could help bring the site to life. Read more here.

Hubbub Representatives

These two project groups were invited to showcase their work at Hubbub #1 at North Vancouver City Hall, on December 5th 2019.

Digital Interactive Information Board
Our idea is to implement a permanent, interactive, digital information board in the Shipyards. Ideally it would be placed in the high visitor traffic area by the well-known crane. Other than a sleek 50-inch interactive monitor, the information board’s physical appearance is thought to creatively incorporate the industrial aesthetic of the Shipyards through the usage of recycled ship parts, which could allow it to stand out. It would also have two benches and be covered from the rain to provide a shelter for people to stand or sit under.
Students involved: Alex McCorquodale , Anne Horst, Sam Connors, Tracey Barnard & Victoria Bohl

Illuminate the Night
Illuminate the Night is a unique public art light installment spread throughout the center path of the Burrard Dry Dock Pier. It’s centerpiece is one large tree potted in a small ship, made from scrap metals. There will be smaller trees following along the path, stemming from both ends of the centerpiece.
Students involved: Melissa Phillips, Vanessa Kong

All Final Projects