Germaine Koh: Home Made Home

June – November 2018
Multiple venues

Installation view, Home Made Home

Photo: Rachel Topham Photography, Installation view of Germaine Koh: Home Made Home, exhibition at the Art Gallery at Evergreen, 2018


The Blue Cabin project was invited to participate in artist Germaine Koh’s exhibition Home Made Home, which looks at using creative space design, sustainability, and self-sufficiency as ways to address current housing issues relevant to the Lower Mainland. (The Blue Cabin Residency aims to be sustainable and self-sufficient, and its history is fixed in alternative ways of living.)

The Blue Cabin exhibited a map-like 24”x36” designed poster as part of a sub-exhibition of Home Made Home. This sub-exhibition featured works by designers, builders, and activists working with alternative housing options. The Blue Cabin project poster outlines the history of the cabin and the region, going back to its early days when it was moved to Tsleil-Waututh territory within the District of North Vancouver, through 2015 when Al Neil and Carole Itter vacated the property.

The poster was designed by graphic designer and Master of Landscape Architecture graduate Teena Aujla, and includes texts from historian Harold Kalman, the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, The Vancouver Sun writer Tom Sandborn, and images contributed by artist Stan Douglas, City of Vancouver Archives, and artist Carole Itter, to name a few.

June 17 through August 26, 2018
Richmond Art Gallery
Richmond, Canada

September 14 through November 4, 2018
Evergreen Cultural Centre
Coquitlam, Canada

November 16, 17, 18, 2018
Small Housing Summit
Vancouver, Canada