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These podcasts function as mapping based in oral storytelling, a way to share some the conversations and research that are the foundation to all of the Mapping East Van projects

For greater access, transcripts and image descriptions will be added to all the podcasts in the series soon. This is what has been done so far: 

Episode 1

W/ MICKEY MORGAN

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[cover ID: digitally hand-written light pink text says "MAPPING EAST VAN" above "W/ MICKEY MORGAN". Digital text overlays a photograph of an image from inside ECUAD campus looking outside through glass which has written on it "THIS IS EAST VAN" in black marker. Outside is the parking lot and Monte Clark, graffiti'd train cars fading in focus into the industrial grey horizon. End of ID]

Episode 2

W/ ECUAD STUDIO CLASS

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[cover ID: digitally hand-written light blue-grey text says "MAPPING EAST VAN" above "W/ ECUAD Studio Class" in all caps. The text overlays a photograph with natural light coming from the bottom. A framed print of a Won Kang 2013 drawing is shattered on a light grey tiled floor textured like an ocean, a few big pieces and lots of small shards of glass are all over the floor. The print itself is of the East Van Cross by Ken Lum white neon against a twilight-sky background has silhouettes of an electric pole and cables.]

Episode 3

GASTOWN W/ SOPHIA BOUTSAKIS

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[cover ID: digitally hand-written light blue text says "MAPPING EAST VAN" on the top above "W/ Sophia Boutsakis" below in all caps. The text overlays a photograph of Sophia’s Mural that is cropped to the white board it was painted on and a thin black outline of the window frame around. The centre is the evil eye in traditional colors, from outward to inward is ultramarine blue, white, thinner sky blue ring and a black pupil at the centre. End of ID]

Episode 4

OPPENHEIMER PARK W/ REBECCA WANG

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[cover ID: digitally hand-written light yellow text says "MAPPING EAST VAN" above "W/ Rebecca Wang" in all caps. The text overlays a hand-drawn arial-view map of Oppenheimer Park on white paper, the upper centre shows the tangle of paths that then stretch out toward the edges of the park. Most paths end at the four streets surrounding the park. The drawing itself has been traced over several times by different colored crayons and pens, giving the lines texture and movement. End of ID]

Episode 5

CHINATOWN W/ DAVID NG

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[cover ID: digitally hand-written yellow orchre text says “mapping east van W/ david ng” in all caps. This title overlaps a cloudy and bright day of the 林西河總堂 (Lim Sai Kor How Mok) Benevolent Association building in Chinatown. Like most buildings in the un-gentrified parts of East Van it is a short older building flanked by bland-colored skyscrapers and dripped with wear. Urban fixtures are also seen near the building: A red classic light pole, some bushes, a young-ish skinny tree, a crosswalk light plastered with posters. End of ID]

Specific Land, music, and source acknowledgements are on the soundcloud webpage with each episode description. 

Please email MappingEastVan@gmail.com if you have any access needs that are not met here

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