Maybe the most talked-about stat from the show: microloft apartments in Vancouver average 250 sq. ft. size, while a large beaver lodge can measure 300 sq. ft. Vancouver was once a beaver’s paradise of wetlands and forests. Some trees cut here were larger than any still standing in Canada. Today, the Vancouver region is the province’s largest clear-cut.
J.B. MacKinnon’s RBC Taylor Prize Shortlisted non-fiction book, The Once and Future World, is now the inspiration for a new exhibition at the Museum of Vancouver, curated by the author. This is an exclusive look for Huffington Post readers into the new exhibition — Rewilding Vancouver. The author / curator worked with photographer Flora Gordon to visually explain how the exhibition and the book co-exist. His exhibition opened February 27, 2014 at Museum of Vancouver.
Remember when I came back from vacation full of ideas about Mr. MacKinnon’s book? Well, this morning the Huffington Post finally caught up and let the author do a nice story about his exhibit in Vancouver of what wildlife there used to look like. You should definitely check it out and while your there, comment and help me remind them that they need a full-page article on beaver benefits soon!
Rewilding Vancouver is an exhibition of remembering. It allows the public to reconnect with a forgotten history in order to look at the present and the possible future with new eyes.