Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A discussion about the City :Sunday January 17, 2010

Matt Hern recently published a book about Vancouver...Common Ground in a Liquid City: Essays in defense of an urban future. For those of you who don't know Matt, he is the fellow who initiated Car-Free days in Vancouver. He is also a teacher, community organizer and all round energetic East Side Vancouver community guy.

I met him when he was conducting interviews for his book, never really believing he would ever publish it. But he did. It includes a series of essays on Vancouver from the perspective of ten other international cities.

As part of the book launch, Matt decided to host four evenings...salons if you like, to explore different topics addressed in the book. On Sunday January 17, I will be joining some very clever people, David Beers, Joan Seidl and Marcus Yousef to discuss various aspects of life in our city and how they might be improved.

At the event, Matt will also read from his book.

Matt is a very impressive guy and I'm delighted to be part of his show. If you have some time, come by the Rhizome Cafe at 6, have something to eat and drink, and engage in what should be a most stimulating evening. I'm looking forward to it. Please rsvp to ensure space is still available.

1 comment:

Brenton said...

Thanks for the notice, Michael. I've emailed Matt. It sounds like it should be an interesting evening.