360 Riot Walk


This 360 Video Walking Tour of the 1907 Anti-Asian Riots traces the history and route of the mob that attacked the Chinese Canadian and Japanese Canadian communities following the demonstration and parade organized by the Asiatic Exclusion League in Vancouver. 

The 1907 Anti-Asian Riots in Vancouver is one of the most significant events in this city’s history. 360 Riot Walk leads participants into the social and political environment of the time where racialized communities were targeted through legislated as well as physical acts of exclusion and violence. The soundtrack is available in four languages of the local residents of the period: English, Cantonese, Japanese and Punjabi. The video can be experienced on location for those who have mobile devices with cellular data, or remotely on a web browser. 

A public program of free guided tours with iPads and headphones provided was programmed in the summer of 2019, as part of the Powell Street Festival, and from the Carnegie Centre and Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden.

360 Riot Walk was created by Henry Tsang in collaboration with the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden and the Basically Good Media Lab at Emily Carr University of Art & Design. Community partners include The Japanese Language School and Japanese Hall, Chinese Canadian Historical Society and the Carnegie Community Centre. 

The project was supported and developed by Creative BC and the British Columbia Arts Council, the Neighbourhood Matching Fund of the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation, and a SSHRC Explore Grant through Emily Carr University.


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