Culture & Wayfinding

Culture & Wayfinding
Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

The Visual Language of Moving People through Space

JOIN US FOR HAPPY HOUR AND LIVELY DISCUSSION around the impact of wayfinding, signage and iconography in built environments. What's accessible mean? How do we integrate multiple languages, genders, abilities and cultures? What are the implications of place-naming in the age of reconciliation? 

Our expert panel, including the planner, the landscape architect, the designer, and the fabricator will pick apart the impact of wayfinding on culture. Their work ranges from the creation of the influential Legible London wayfinding program to the implementation of the City of Vancouver's own wayfinding system. Drinks, snacks and rapid fire presentations will be followed by lively discussion on the highlights of wayfinding today with as much audience participation as we can handle.

WHO SHOULD COME architects & interior designers, planners & developers, landscape architects, wayfinding and signage designers, visitor experience designers, graphic designers, sign fabricators, design students



Adrian Bell is a transportation planner and public policy maker with over two decades of experience in wayfinding consultancy including his role at Transport for London and the development of the seminal Legible London wayfinding system. More recently he has worked with Translink, Applied Wayfinding and is now Principal of Activate Planning.

Daniela Pilossof, PUBLIC: Architecture + Communication specializes in design for interpretation, brand integration, wayfinding, and the enhancement of an individual’s experience within the built environment with experience working on projects for cities, developers, universities and Vancouver Aquarium.

Dolores Altin, is a landscape designer and professional planner with the City of Vancouver. Her approach to place making is based on this human experience and relationship to walkability in the City.

Roland House, is a signage and wayfinding specialist working at Knight Signs, one of Canada's leading fabricators of signage systems for retail, healthcare, commercial and civic clients.


3M Canada Company Based on 3M’s tradition of innovation and technological know-how, 3M Architectural Markets offers flexible, creative and technologically-advanced surface finishing solutions for architecture and interior design. With a wide range of architectural finishes and decorative window glass finishes. 3M Architectural Markets helps designers create a complete mood or atmosphere, defining specific character of any environment. The division’s technologies are engineered to create design excellence, enhance human comfort and respect environmental sustainability, globally.


SEGD (Society for Experiential Graphic Design) is a global association of people who create content-rich, emotionally compelling, experiential spaces for a wide range of environments, from hospitals and transit hubs to museums and educational campuses. Our work creates a sense of place, helps people find their way, communicates important information and fuels a dialogue between users and the spaces they inhabit. We develop static and digital wayfinding systems, signage, environmental graphics, exhibition content, multimedia installations, public art, user interfaces and branded/corporate environments. We research, plan, design and build a diverse range of visual communications and information systems for the built environment. 

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