CityStudio Vancouver: Normalising Civic Action in Higher Education


QUT Design Lab and the City Futures team of Logan City Council are proud to co-present a public seminar by

Duane Elverum
Executive Director and Co-founder of CityStudio Vancouver, Canada

Tuesday, 1 May 2018, 5.30pm for 6pm start – 7pm
B Block, Lecture Theatre B121, QUT Gardens Point Campus (map) (parking)


CityStudio Vancouver: Normalising Civic Action in Higher Education

CityStudio Vancouver ( is an innovation hub where city staff, students, and community co-create projects to make Vancouver more sustainable, liveable and joyful. The project started as a collaboration between the City of Vancouver and Simon Fraser University and now works with six of the city’s public post-secondary institutions to develop projects on the ground to support civic strategies.


Duane is Executive Director and co-founder of CityStudio Vancouver. The organisation works with city staff, students, universities and citizens to design experiments and projects that change the way cities work and feel. He has taught at university for over 20 years, first at the UBC School of Architecture where he created and managed the design/build program, then at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design where he held positions of Assistant Professor in Design, Assistant Dean for Foundation and Academic Advisor.

He is a currently an associate and past visiting professor with SFU’s Centre for Dialogue, as well as a past board director for the eatART Foundation and the Modo Car Coop. As a sailor he has undertaken six offshore crossings of the North and South Pacific, most recently with OceanGybe’s Plastics Research Expedition. He holds a bachelor’s degree with honours in architecture from the University of British Columbia. He’s a mountain runner and despairing optimist.

Read his recent essay on the future of work.


Location: B Block, Lecture Theatre B121, QUT Gardens Point Campus [link to map]
Start Date: 01/05/2018 [add to calendar]
Start Time: 5.30pm
End Date: 01/05/2018
End Time: 7pm
RSVP By: Tuesday 1st of May 2018
Cost: nil
Organiser: QUT Design Lab

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