Re-Imagining Monuments: Gassy Jack
In our Design Thinking for Creative Leadership course (instructed by Trevor Embury), Faria Firoz, Mino Huang, and I decided to tackle the controversial issue surrounding the fate of the Gassy Jack monument in Gastown.
We propose that the monument stays, but reflects on its past, present, and future. It acknowledges the unceded land that it's on and documents the struggle of Indigenous peoples as a result of European settler colonialism.
This proposed monument is a symbol of Hope, Identity, And Power in honour of Aboriginal people who were displaced. It depicts the constant “tug-of-war” for representation between marginalized communities and the white supremacist ideology.
Re-Imagining Monuments Final Presentation
Music by Yung Kartz