What: SE-Change Festival
Who: Artists, members of the public, and UBC faculty, staff and students
When: Saturday, July 16, 3 to 5 pm; and Monday, July 18 to Friday, July 22; 9 am to 5 pm daily
Where: Innovation Centre, 460 Doyle Avenue, Kelowna
Social and economic change can dramatically impact our lives. How do we respond?
UBC Okanagan’s Social and Economic Change Laboratory (SE-Change) is hosting its first-ever festival starting Saturday. Through exhibitions, performances and conversations, the SE-Change Festival explores social and economic change in real places—what it looks like, its effects and how it is shaped.
The festival brings together members of the public, artists and UBC students, faculty and staff—locally and from various parts of the world, in a forum where they can interact, express themselves and ask questions.
It begins on Saturday, July 16 with a mobile performance in downtown Kelowna from 3 to 5 pm. Activities continue throughout the week with exhibitions, performances, installations, documentaries and open discussions, including rooftop receptions.
The SE-Change lab at UBC’s Okanagan campus focuses on the interdisciplinary study of social and economic change. The lab works with members of the public in different contexts—in communities, cities, regions, industries and wherever there might be a shared interest in social and economic change. Its focus is to share and co-create knowledge, both locally and globally, on the challenges that matter to each public.
SE-Change Festival activities are free and open to all. People are encouraged to join in the conversations on social and economic challenges.
More information and details about the activities needing prior registration can be found at: sechangelab.ubc.ca/festival