Group Effort

Group Effort – Post Occupancy Evaluation: Artist Talk/Project Pitch

Catherine Pulkinghorn

March 2, 2013: 2pm @ Access Gallery

Launching with a talk on March 2nd, artist Catherine Pulkinghorn seeks community feedback and participation in an upcoming project.

Driven by her recent experience becoming the owner of a pre-sale condominium in Vancouver’s infamous real estate landscape, Pulkinghorn is inviting sector professionals to collaborate on her Post-Occupancy Evaluation of the property, as well as addressing many questions about the rationale for current development processes.

The development the artist resides in was designed and promoted as an innovative project for low-income earners to become homeowners, building community in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. Pulkinghorn believes there is a lot to learn from the ensuing realities. The artist hopes to work with a team of interested professionals seeking to understand, document and present a critical view.

Group Effort will result in an installation at Access Gallery in 2014, and an associated publication, providing tips for potential condominium purchasers in Vancouver, as well as considerations for municipal planners and real estate developers.