This is a scale model of a squatter's shack made by the artist Ken Lum as part of his installation "From shangri-la to shangri-la". It is located by the water at the Maplewood Flats Conservation Area in North Vancouver and evokes the squatting lifestyle that once flourished around the edges of Burrard Inlet.
In Vancouver, the squatter's cabin should be as iconic a structure as the pencil-thin high rises that dominate the civic skyline. Anyway, that's the case I am going to make at a public lecture at Hycroft on Tuesday, March 20.
The details are here.