Dunefield has created the Calgary Chinatown Cultural Plan in collaboration with the community, the Chinatown Advisory Group and the City’s Project Team.
Tomorrow’s Chinatown is a project by The City of Calgary to create a Cultural Plan and Area Redevelopment Plan together with the Chinatown community. Working together, these new plans will help support Chinatown’s future as a vibrant, culturally-rich place to live, visit, work, and do business, for generations to come.
LET’S TALK CULTURE!
Interested in learning and sharing stories about Calgary Chinatown? Together with The City of Calgary, we hosted a series of community conversations over lunch hour. Each virtual session features an interesting aspect of Chinatown and its culture, like food, youth, arts, storytelling and more. The series is for anyone with an interest in Calgary Chinatown, and who wants to discuss the experiences, culture and opportunities of this unique community.
Watch the recorded episodes below.
EP. #1: CULTURE AND IDENTITY
Chinatown is unique among Calgary’s neighbourhoods, shaped by its history, people, and cultural expressions and values. How can we have concrete discussions about such intangible topics so that we can preserve and enhance the culture of Chinatown?
With: Matt Patterson | Felicia Guan | Tony Wong
EP. #2: STATE OF THE ARTS
Is it important for Chinatown to be known as a site of artistic production, consumption and traditions? What would this take to achieve? What are the opportunities for arts and culture? What programming, spaces and grants are available and are needed?
With: Su Ying Strang | Jiajia Li | Paula Pang
EP. #3: NEW BLOOD
Chinatown’s future needs new blood, not just of new leaders but of an entire generation. We hear from a range of youth on their relationship with Chinatown growing up and now. What opportunities and barriers exist for their participation? What change do they want to see?
With: Carrie Yap | FOONYAP | Desmond Lee | Mike Lee | Teresa Tam | Kasia Nguyen | Fung Ling Feimo
EP. #4: LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!
What role could film and TV play in celebrating and portraying Chinese-Canadian culture and the Calgary Chinatown community? Would Chinatown benefit from hosting Asian film or media events, and what is needed to make this happen? What other opportunities do we see?
With: Terry Wong | Wilson Wong | Brian Wong | Gabriel Yee | Lily Cai | Lynne Lee | Judy Eng-Hum | Luke Azevedo