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A 360° Video Walking Tour of the 1907 Anti-Asian Riots in Vancouver.

When

Jul 27, 2019, 2:00PM – Sep 8, 2019, 3:00PM

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Location

Off Campus

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

578 Carrall Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K2 See on Map

Open to Public?

Yes

Cost

Free

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Join artist and Emily Carr University of Art + Design faculty member Henry Tsang at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden for the launch of Henry's latest work, the 360 Riot Walk; an audio-visual experience that traces the history and route of the mob that attacked Vancouver’s Chinese Canadian and Japanese Canadian communities following a demonstration and parade organized by the city’s Asiatic Exclusion League.

The 1907 Anti-Asian Riots are one of the most significant events in Vancouver’s history, and reflect the socio-political environment of the time, when many communities were targeted through legislative and physical acts of exclusion and violence. Using a mix of present-day and archival photographs and documents, the tour uses 360° video technology to offer an immersive view of this important chapter in Vancouver’s complex story.

A limited number of free guided tours in English will run on two weekends in August and September, with tablets and headphones provided. Participants can register for the August 3 & 4 tours at the Powell Street Festival. Registration for the September 7 & September 8 tours will open on July 27.

The video will also be made available for online download at a later date, allowing people to explore the story on their own outside of the scheduled tours. The full soundtrack will be accessible in English, Cantonese, Japanese, and Punjabi. Anyone will be able to do a self-guided tour on-site, as long as they have a mobile device, headphones and cellular data. Or they can view it anywhere on a browser.

Learn more at the launch on Saturday, July 27, 2-4pm in the Hall of One Hundred Rivers, at the Garden.

Programming includes a workshop on 360° video technology led by Sean Arden from Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Light refreshments will be provided. Please use the entrance at Carrall St.

Registration for guided tours:

RSVP is appreciated for this free event. Attendees can RSVP through Eventbrite, by email to communications@vancouverchinesegarden.com, by phone to 604-662-3207 x 204, or in-person at the Garden.

About the production of the 360 Riot Walk