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13 July Friday

PAUSE—Tiffin Talks: Literary Changemakers

13 July 2018, 12:00 - 13 July 2018, 14:00
PAUSE Pavilion, 1600 Whyte Ave (near Bard on the Beach Parking lot, Kitsilano)
Vancouver, BC V6J 1A9 Canada

A Lunchtime Ideas Series  


Tiffin Talks is a weekday lunchtime ideas series featuring a diverse group of thought leaders, artists, innovators, and changemakers, gathering to share ideas and a meal together.

Located at PAUSE, Indian Summer Festival’s outdoor pavilion gazing out onto the mountains and the Burrard inlet, these long table lunches delivered hot onsite in Indian-style tiffins, will return you to your day both nourished and fed.

In the spirit of turning strangers into friends, this is an opportunity to register for lunch for one. Listen to brilliant presenters, then dine and converse about new ideas surrounded by art, land, and ocean.

Each lunch is limited to 20 people. Book your tickets early!

Tiffin Talks are by donation, with a suggested $10 for lunch. The fee will be waived upon request, no one turned away for lack of funds. (Pending availability, pre-registration is still required).

All Tiffin Talk meals are vegetarian. When registering, please proceed to checkout where you will be prompted to select a vegan or gluten-free option as desired.

Schedule below.

Monday July 9th

Tiffin Talks: Re-awakening the Spirit of our Communities
In collaboration with Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week

Presenters: Ajay Puri, Joleen Mitton, and friends

In the work of cultural resurgence and re-awakening, we must centre the living memory of the elders and empower our youth. This delicate balance of past-present-future is filled with amazing stories of resilience, love and community wisdom. Join Joleen Mitton, Ajay Puri, and guests from VIFW and Punjabi Market to discuss the importance of legacy, heritage, interconnectedness, and reciprocity in  working towards a more inclusive society.

Tuesday July 10th

Tiffin Talks: Fake News, Lies, and Bulls**t
In collaboration with Global Reporting Centre

Presenters: Peter Klein, Dionne Bunsha, Wawmeesh Hamilton and Jagdeesh Mann

Human beings have spent several centuries in the pursuit of truth, through science, philosophy, art and journalism. Where does that leave us now, when truth seems to be of little importance to the stories we hear, spin, share and react to? What is the difference between fake news, plain old lies and BS, and what is the future of truth? This topic is all the more urgent given the current situation in India, where two prominent journalists are facing multiple online death threats because of inflammatory fake news attributed to them.

Wednesday July 11th

Tiffin Talks: New Museology

Jordan WilsonShaheen Nanji, Marika Echachis Swan, Ammar Mahimwalla

Dayanita Singh’s Museum Bhavan helps us reimagine what a museum is. The museum as an institution holds memory; what memories, and for whom? What would a museum without walls look like? How ought pieces that were historically stolen be engaged with now? What is the museum’s role in educating new migrants in this specific place? Join three brilliant cultural producers who are engaging/disrupting/rearranging in varying and strategic ways with the changing role of museums in society.

Thursday July 12th

Tiffin Talks: Architecture as an expression of Empathy or Affluence?

Luugigyoo Patrick Stewart, Marianne Amodio, Andy Yan

BV Doshi, the Indian architect and winner of 2018’s prestigious Pritzker Prize, famously argues that architecture should be informed not by an aesthetics of affluence but by an aesthetic of empathy. Four presenters speak to this provocation from their positions of design, advocacy, intervention, and public service.

Friday July 13th

Tiffin Talks: Literary Changemakers
In collaboration with Growing Room Feminist Literary Festival

Chelene KnightJónína Kirton, Joanne Arnott

Please join Jónína Kirton, Joanne Arnott, and Chelene Knight as they partake in an intimate chat about their own experiences it the Canadian Literary Community. They will discuss what it’s been like navigating a male-dominated literary scene while raising families, working, writing, and creating mind-blowing work. Learn how they demanded space, took it, and continue to hold it.




Full venue description and accessibility information: PAUSE Pavilion


PAUSE is Indian Summer Festival’s first ever full outdoor programming hub. Against a spectacular view of the North Shore mountains and downtown Vancouver, PAUSE is situated at the site of the village of sən̓aʔqʷ (pronounced Sun’ahk), currently known as Vanier Park. Housing a festival within the festival, PAUSE features free events every day from July 6th to July 15th. Events at this venue — Gratitude Song, Mythical Vancouver, PAUSE in the Park and Tiffin Talks — include all-star performances, talks and dialogues, food, workshops, and visual art, featuring a wide range of local and international artists.

The PAUSE Pavilion’s unique design was the result of an international design competition organized by the non-profit school DBR (Design Build Research) for TED2017. The contest winner, designer Alsu Sadrieva in Russia, thoughtfully conceptualized PAUSE as an outdoor space to reflect, gather, and interact within.

As part of Indian Summer Festival’s Taiké stream, PAUSE programming emphasizes collaborations and conversations between South Asian and Indigenous artists.


You may also purchase tickets or register for events by phone (credit card only) from Monday-Thursday 10am-5pm.
Call us at (604) 283-9172 (Dial 2 for Box Office).


Date: July 13, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cost: Free
Event CategoriesAll, Free, Ideas, Literature
Venue Name: PAUSE Pavilion
Address: 1600 Whyte Ave (near Bard on the Beach Parking lot, Kitsilano)
Vancouver, BC V6J 1A9 Canada

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