A Deeper Housing Conversation
Housing is not simply an economic or design issue; it’s profoundly personal. However, conversations about housing solutions often exclude the perspectives of individuals with lived experience.
On Thursday March 15, The Tyee is proud to present author and placemaker Jay Pitter, offering reflections from her recent book research through communities in the Arctic, Newfoundland, Edmonton, Whitehorse, Montreal North and more. In spending time with community hosts uncovering a diverse range of housing vulnerability stories, Jay has designed a process called Deep Listening Circles.
Stories and other forms of human-centred data can significantly build knowledge and empathy. Join the Tyee and Jay as she brings her reflections to Vancouver, and invites us into Deep Listening Circles, intended to create the comfort required to explore housing and ideas of feeling at home in changing cities like ours. Highlights of the process include:
- A storytelling circle featuring the insights of individuals with lived experiences of housing vulnerability;
- Small table conversations with housing experts and other city-builders across multiple professional disciples exploring intersectional housing vulnerability issues—or what Jay describes as the housing ecology;
- A simple matrix activity that can be used to have holistic housing conversations that lead to more responsive interventions.
This engagement is part of the Tyee’s Housing Fix, a multi-year solutions journalism project on Canada’s housing crises, and is supported by the Catherine Donnelly Foundation, Columbia Institute, Landlord BC, and Real Estate Foundation of BC.
- Start: 15 March 2018 2:00 pm
- Venue: Vancouver Public Library
- Address: 350 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC
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