In our latest issue of Megaphone, we look at how a public art project in the Downtown Eastside is helping break down stereotypes and using urban space to connect a community.
The Intersection fence project showcases Downtown Eastside residents' artwork and finds a common thread in their abiding, often bittersweet affection for an eclectic, changing neighbourhood. In this issue we interview three of the featured artists as they recollect their first impressions of the Downtown Eastside and how their art captures a time some may have forgotten.
We also take a look at why the proposed mega-casino in downtown Vancouver is a bad bet for the city; ask what's stopping us from helping the homeless; look back at Vancouver's hippie heyday; and preview the upcoming 'Yippies in Love' musical.
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