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The Maraya Project : reflecting urban waterfronts : Vancouver | Dubai  Cover Image Book Book

The Maraya Project : reflecting urban waterfronts : Vancouver | Dubai / Glen Lowry, M. Simon Levin, Henry Tsang.

Lowry, Glen, 1965- (artist.). Levin, M. Simon, 1961- (artist.). Tsang, Henry, 1964- (artist,, editor.). Jim, Alice Ming Wai, 1970- (editor,, author of supplementary text.). Ferry, Robert (Architect), (author of supplementary text.). Hamilton, Kevin, 1973- (author of supplementary text.). Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art, (publisher.).


This book is more or less an art exhibition catalogue as well as a document of the research creation process that was Maraya, an eight-year collaboration by artists and writers Glen Lowry, M. Simon Levin, Henry Tsang and many others who tracked the appearance of Vancouver's downtown waterfront in the Arabian desert twelve time zones away. Meaning mirror or reflection in Arabic, Maraya focused on the urban regeneration megaproject in Vancouver's False Creek that had become an impetus for new thinking about 21st century urban development. Through the mobility of architects, developers, and urban planners, it subsequently shaped one of Dubai's first master-planned developments: the Dubai Marina. Maraya employed a variety of forms and aesthetic strategies: exhibitions, public engagements, talks, academic presentations, publications, interactive online platform, and finally, the Sisyphean Cart, a participatory new media spatial art project, as an ongoing series of creative and critical responses to the global movement of city building and the impact on those who live in, move through and in between them.

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  • ISBN: 9780968425817
  • ISBN: 096842581X
  • Physical Description: 96 pages : colour illustrations ; 16 x 23 cm
  • Publisher: Vancouver, BC : Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art, 2022.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Edited by Alice Ming-Wai Jim and Henry Tsang.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
The Maraya Project -- Maraya's Sisyphean Cat : twinned visions of Vancouver & Dubai / Alice Ming Wai Jim -- Dubai's mirror onto the world / Robert Ferry & Elizabeth Monoian -- Walking to unsettle Maraya, design and colonial projection : a Maraya Cart pull / Kevin Hamilton -- Events -- Biographies -- Thanks.
Issuing Body Note:
Co-published by The Maraya Project.
Subject: Lowry, Glen, 1965- > Exhibitions.
Levin, M. Simon, 1961- > Exhibitions.
Tsang, Henry, 1964- > Exhibitions.
Waterfronts in art > Exhibitions.
City planning in art > Exhibitions.
Waterfronts > British Columbia > Vancouver.
City planning > British Columbia > Vancouver.
Waterfronts > United Arab Emirates > Dubai.
City planning > United Arab Emirates > Dubai.
False Creek (Vancouver, B.C.)
Topic Heading: Tsang, Henry, 1964- Creator is affiliated with ECUAD (Faculty)

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Emily Carr University of Art + Design.


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Emily Carr University of Art + Design NA9053 .W38 M37 2022 (Text) 30243531 Book Volume hold Available -

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