Vancouver: a safe netting gives Burrard Bridge a new look

by Valentina Ieva
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Vancouver, 2015 - Produced in partnership between 221A Artist Run Centre and Burrard Arts Foundation, City Fabric is an installation located under the south side of Burrard Bridge, directly above the seawall, by Vancouver-based artist Rebecca Bayer and artist/architect Matthew Soules.

The installation is made of construction safety netting, a material designed for temporary use that has become iconic in Vancouver. Typically used to protect passersby from construction hazards, ten sections of the netting (amounting to 800 lineal feet) have been stretched between the concrete piers of the Burrard Street Bridge.

The installation is made up of construction safety netting, a material designed for temporary use that has become iconic in Vancouver—a city that since the 1980s has been under intensive real estate speculation and development.

Typically used to protect passersby from construction hazards, ten sections of the netting (amounting to 800 lineal feet) have been stretched between the concrete piers of the Burrard Street Bridge. 

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More at city-fabric.com

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    • Valentina Ieva

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      Bari / Italy

      Laureata in Ingegneria edile-architettura, giornalista per professione, web writer per diletto. Amante di architettura, design, fotografia e libri di carta. Dipendente dai social, Instagram e InstaStories su tutti. Affamata di vita, viaggi e storie da scoprire. Qualunque forma d'arte mi affascina da sempre e non posso pensare una vita senza: emozioni forti, immaginazione, buona musica, cucina pugliese, sole e gatti. Per dirla con le parole di Battiato, non potrei vivere senza: ‘un soffio al cuore di natura elettrica’!)