British Columbia, Canada
Galiano, an island in the Southern
Gulf Island archipelago, is located between the Vancouver mainland
and Vancouver Island. This small island, which was a summer fishing
camp for the Coast Salish people for thousands of years, is home
to about 1500 permanent residents- a number which can easily increase
fourfold in the summer. While the community has no significant gathering
place, there is an intersection where one finds a market, cafe,
post office, pub, small multipurpose hall, lumber yard-hardware
store, grocery store- liquor store, firehall and care home. A place
for art related events is being considered for this site.
The project is to be built in phases,
slowly introducing the community to the site one event at a time.
It will eventually include; a gallery, cafe, small library, space
for small dance classes, a small cinema and an outdoor performance
space - all set within a park.