The 1941 B.C. Binning House, recognized as the first modern house in Vancouver, was designed at a time when the ideas of international modernism were being embraced on the west coast, while local designers experimented with evolving these ideals to be more reflective of our region’s unique conditions. The circumstances under which we design and build today are vastly different from those faced by the pioneering vanguard of West Coast Modernism, with seismic shifts in technological, social, and climatic conditions, among others.
On July 5th, we invite you to join the League, with the West Vancouver Art Museum, for a conversation with a multi-disciplinary group of design professionals, including David Battersby, Lisa Bovell, Joseph Fry, Paul Merrick, and Peeroj Thakre, who will critically contextualize the relationship between midcentury West Coast Modernism and contemporary architecture and design practices. This event is presented as part of this year’s inaugural West Coast Modern Week, organized by the West Vancouver Art Museum.