Daniel Francis

Reading the National Narrative

Blue Cabin Launches

Aug 28, 2019

The Blue Cabin project launched last weekend in False Creek so I went along to have a look.

I've written before about the project but now it is up and running, welcoming its first artist-in-residence this autumn. In the photo above, the rebuilt squatter's cabin is on the right, the modern living quarters on the left.

The reason I am such a fan is that it is the sort of heritage preservation that doesn't just display the past but recycles it for contemporary use. And it focusses on a humble, marginal structure instead of the residences of the well-to-do that too often have come to represent what heritage is.

You can find out more about the Blue Cabin here and here.