Woodshop Workers Cooperative   Not only does the Woodshop make beautiful customizable furniture and accessories from up cycled and reclaimed materials, they also support opportunities for employment and skills building. We are continuing to grow the partnership, making planters, gift boxes, hive stands and some things in between through our Fairwood program, teaching skills, reclaiming wood, building community.

Woodshop Workers Cooperative

Not only does the Woodshop make beautiful customizable furniture and accessories from up cycled and reclaimed materials, they also support opportunities for employment and skills building. We are continuing to grow the partnership, making planters, gift boxes, hive stands and some things in between through our Fairwood program, teaching skills, reclaiming wood, building community.

EartHand Gleaners Society   We love working with these wonderful and creative urban weavers on projects that connect people to land, place and tradition. Our Willow fences at the Hastings Folk Garden and Fairmont Waterfront were woven from techniques we learned from EartHand.

EartHand Gleaners Society

We love working with these wonderful and creative urban weavers on projects that connect people to land, place and tradition. Our Willow fences at the Hastings Folk Garden and Fairmont Waterfront were woven from techniques we learned from EartHand.

HxBIA   We work with the HxBIA to keep the trees and shrubs in artist- decorated cement planters along Main and Hastings, beautifying and greening the DTES, building community pride while providing habitat, forage and connectivity for pollinators, and meaningful work for people.

HxBIA

We work with the HxBIA to keep the trees and shrubs in artist- decorated cement planters along Main and Hastings, beautifying and greening the DTES, building community pride while providing habitat, forage and connectivity for pollinators, and meaningful work for people.

 

Empowering Informed Consent – Community Ethics in Cultural Production

In May 2017 members of the DTES community started meeting at the Hives for Humanity Bee Space to have conversation about how to ensure that community ethics are a respected part of the process of cultural production.

We define cultural production as being: any time an entity (individuals and organisations of: journalists, film makers, photographers, students, researchers, tourists, volunteers) comes into a community to make a product from its culture.

We define community ethics as being: a set of principles to guide behaviour, based in lived experience, acknowledging the interconnectedness of our humanity, fostering relationships of respect, responsibility, reciprocity and return.

We have produced a resource card from these conversations, and are sharing it here in draft format: EIC card-Feb.12

Feedback is welcome on this draft, please get in touch if you have ideas or questions to contribute!

We have also supported the production of a Manifesto for Ethical Research in the DTES, through Research 101.

These projects have happened with the input of community in the DTES, and were supported by SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement and by UBC Learning Exchange.

We launched the card and manifesto on March 7th, 2019 (see poster below) and have compiled a Community Report Back which including notes from the breakout discussions which focused on:

  1. reflections on the content shared by the panel, which was audio-recorded and will be available soon, and

  2. how do we carry this work forward? Empowering Informed Consent : Community Report Back April 15, 2019