In collaboration with the Japanese Canadian National Museum (JCNM) and funded under the City of Vancouver’s Great Beginnings Project, the Powell Street Festival presents the Open Doors Project. Designed by interdisciplinary artist, Cindy Mochizuki, the series of 16 historical panels are designed to tell a non-linear graphic memoir of Powell Street. Each design draws on the aesthetics of traditional Japanese hanafuda flower cards.
With BC native flora highlighted throughout the series, each panel provides an entry point into the layered and complex memories and histories of social and commercial spaces that were once or are there today.
Wander the neighbourhood to view the panels, or visit the website for more information: http://opendoorsproject.weebly.com/.
The Powell Street Festival takes place on the traditional, unceded and occupied territories of the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.