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Design Competition

The Design Competition for Powell Street Festival challenges art students to take into account civic engagement, cultural relevance, environmental sustainability and practical design limitations in the design of an interactive artwork.

The design proposal is to create a visually engaging, experiential installation or experimental spatial setting that creates opportunities for interaction at the festival site.

Interaction should be conceptualized in a multitude of ways: between the park and the neighborhood; between the designers and the various constituencies that could engage the pavilion in its development, installation, and afterlife; between the human and animal occupants of the park; between the history of the Japanese Canadian community in the Powell Street neighborhood and the community that resides in the neighborhood today. 

Explore some past Design Competitions:

Fuki no Mizu フキの水

Fuki no Mizu フキの水 See this year’s design project at Powell Street Festival! Previous Next Designed in partnership with the Powell Street Festival Society (PSFS),  Fuki no Mizu フキの水  celebrates Japanese Canadian culture and

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Karakasa Obake

Karakasa Obake Karakasa Obake installation is the winner of the 3rd Annual Design Competition for Powell Street Festival Society. The submission was created by Simon Fraser University art students: Jana Ghimire, Phoebe Huang, Haylee

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