“Poetics of Possibility” events coming to Roundhouse community centre on BC Family Day

February 15 2024 –

As part of BC Family Day, join the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation for an engaging series of events at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre from February 19 to 23, 2024.

Conceived as a laboratory of thought experiments, “Poetics of Possibility” explores the notion of possibility in a polarized time. In this fractured world, what can we make possible now that wasn’t evident before? Hosted by community members and local artists, the new event series invites us to make room for new possibilities as we navigate our uncertain future, together. 

Participation is free and everyone is welcome.

Highlights include:

  • Laughter All the Way With Tomson Highway, Monday, February 19, 4 pm in the Roundhouse Performance Centre. In this special Family Day virtual presentation, renowned Cree author and playwright Tomson Highway discusses laughter as a doorway to possibility and shares stories from his recent children’s book Grand Chief Salamoo is Coming to Town. Ticket info: Eventbrite
  • Mapping the Light and Dark Matters, Wednesday, February 21 to Friday, February 23 in the Roundhouse Exhibition Hall. Visitors are prompted to tell their own stories of possibility. Works in progress include a youth pilot project led by Karen Thao La that explores how cultures across the globe use textiles as an expression of identity and a form of resistance. An installation by the Spectacular Data: Fascism and the Coded Present Project contributes to the discussion of how and where the polarities are located.
  • Peering Through the Looking Glass, Thursday, February 22, 7 pm at the Roundhouse Performance Centre. Poets Angelic Goldsky and Wil George in conversation with dancer Marco Esccer invite you to muse with them, composing new questions to help us re-imagine the future. Facilitated by systems change consultant and writer Lisa Gibson. Ticket info: Eventbrite
  • Peripheral Magic, Friday, February 23, 7 pm at the Roundhouse Performance Centre. An Indigenous educator/cultural facilitator, a scientist, and health systems practitioner explore outside the lines and evoke new possibilities. Ticket info: Eventbrite

Poetics of Possibility is presented by Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation’s Decolonization, Arts and Culture team in partnership with the Roundhouse Society and the Spectacular Data: Fascism and the Coded Present Project. 

For a complete listing of events and to reserve your spot, please visit https://www.roundhouse.ca/events/