This large community vision board is a space to share thoughts, memories and feelings. When it comes time to write about deep feelings, many of us are at a loss for words. The inexpressible remains just beyond our literary grasp. But we persevere, and try our best to communicate concepts deeper than language, in whatever way we can.
An extension of the Jim Deva Plaza megaphone, and a response to Postures in Protest, this community vision board is a canvas to express yourself through the written word.
Lighting up our thoughts through public art, the ideas transcend from physical to digital as they are shared online. The notion of the Jim Deva Plaza expands as social media has become the new public megaphone.
No community vision board would be complete without a call to action. There’s a very important question associated this work that relates closely to the life and legacy of Jim Deva.
Jim Deva was a trail blazer, a pioneer, a man that stood up for what he believed. He was a fearless leader who followed through with his vision and challenged the status quo. Fighting for freedom of speech, expression and equality Jim fearlessly battled the justice system and won a case that would change censorship laws and shape Vancouver’s LGBTQ2+ community forever.
Jim will be remembered as a man that encouraged us to share our ideas, dare to dream and love unapologetically. His message lives on through us all. With all that said, the question in 2016 we were looking for the community to answer on this vision board was:
How do you want to be remembered?
In 2017 the a new question was posed:
What is true happiness?