Chinese Canadian History Museum

Museum of Vancouver / City of Vancouver / Province of British Columbia

Exhibition Design 

2021 

Goodweather is honoured to be working with the Museum of Vancouver (MOV), the City of Vancouver, and the UBC Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies on research and visioning leading up to a series of exhibitions and urban activations focusing on a re-thinking of the idea of Chinatown(s) as unique diasporic urban phenomena. 


Guidelines:
Carmen Papalia and Heather Kai Smith


Banff Centre for the Arts and Creativity

Artist Collaboration

2019

Since 2015, Vancouver-based artist Carmen Papalia's practice has been grounded in the conceptual framework he terms Open Access. Through a set of five tenets Papalia draws on his experience as a non-visual learner, a term he chooses to identify with over the medicalizing terminology of “blind” or “visually impaired”.

Emphasizing what he understands as an institution's social accessibility, the framework of Open Access advocates for an understanding of "accessibility as social practice" – a temporary experience that requires a relational approach to mutual care.

For this exhibition, Papalia is collaborating with Heather Kai Smith on an animation and series of works on paper which visually interpret the concept. Primarily working in drawing, Smith's work often engages ideas of mutual support through careful renderings of archival protest documentation. Materially emphasizing the labour, as well as ephemeral nature, inherent in a relational approach to accessibility, the commissioned works will mark the Vancouver-based artists' first collaboration. The exhibition design for Guidelines is by Goodweather Studio.

Text courtesy Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff Centre
 





Shigeru Ban : Paper Log House

Vancouver Art Gallery | Offsite

Procurement and Project Coordination

2018

In 1995 a 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck the coast of Japan with its epicentre at the major port city of Kobe. More than 6,000 people were killed and 200,000 made homeless. A young Tokyo-based architect—Shigeru Ban—known for his innovative work utilizing paper and cardboard tubing as a building material, was invited to respond to the urgent need for temporary relief shelter. His interest in paper, with its low cost, easy accessibility and simple application, provided him with readymade materials to design and build a sturdy, economical and ecologically sustainable home for thousands who were displaced in the disaster. This simple building has become the prototype for similar disaster relief structures built around the world for the past twenty years.

Goodweather was commissioned to coordinate the fabrication and installation of an instance of this iconic building at the Vancouver Art Gallery Offsite location.

e-flux journal article here



Provincial Essays

Book Design

Marked by an engagement with the modernist legacy, the Bombast product line is perhaps best understood as the material trace of what is in many ways a very personal learning curve. When we began in this business, we were too young and too inexperienced to know that our dream — participation in a global design culture — was “impossible” from the relative isolation that is our Vancouver home. That we are still at it remains a function of our unwillingness to accept the obvious.

Russell Baker


Goodweather is delighted to be working with Russell Baker, founder and principle designer of Bombast Furniture, on a monograph cataloging nearly 30 years of work as a furniture designer and manufacturer in Vancouver.

Language: English
ISBN-10: 0820302457
ISBN-13: 978-0820302454







Artist Studio 

Kaleden British Columbia

2015

Architecture