360 Riot Walk: Online 2022
Join us for the first-ever online guided tour of 360 Riot Walk, led by the creator of 360 Riot Walk, Henry Tsang. Wherever you are, join us in learning more about the 1907 Anti-Asian Riots in Vancouver through this online 360° video tour.
This tour will be Saturday, June 25, 2pm PST / 4pm CDT / 5pm EST to 4pm PST / 6pm CDT / 7pm EST.
Registration Required through Eventbrite.
This online event is free, donations are gratefully accepted through Eventbrite or Canada Helps.
360 Riot Walk is an interactive walking tour that utilizes 360° video technology to tell the story of the 1907 Anti-Asian Riots in Vancouver. It traces the history and route of the mob that attacked the Chinese Canadian and Japanese Canadian communities following the demonstration and parade organized by the Asiatic Exclusion League in Vancouver. Participants are brought into the social and political environment of the time where racialized communities were targeted through legislated as well as physical acts of exclusion and violence. The soundtrack is available in four languages of the local residents of the period: English, Cantonese, Japanese and Punjabi.
360 Riot Walk is an artwork by local artist Henry Tsang whose projects explore the spatial politics of history, language, community, food and cultural translation in relationship to place. His artworks employ video, photography, language, interactive media, food and convivial events in the form of gallery exhibitions, public art, pop-up street food offerings, curated dinners and more. Henry teaches at Emily Carr University of Art & Design.
The guided tours are hosted by the Powell Street Festival Society in partnership with the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, the Vancouver Japanese Language School, and Project 1907. Financial support for the creation of 360 Riot Walk was provided by Creative BC and the BC Arts Council, Neighbourhood Matching Fund of the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation, and a SSHRC Explore Grant through Emily Carr University.