Vegan Tea Party! and other lunchtime events

Vegan Tea Party! and other lunch-time events, March 16-21, 2015 at Emily Carr University. The Vegan Congress is holding a week-long series of lunchtime events in the Abe Rogatnick Media Gallery, at Emily Carr UniversityThe Vegan Tea Party! draws attention to vegan practice, ethics, and art and design. Join us for these FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC lunch-hour events:

  • Monday, Mar 16, 11:30am-1:00pm:  Vegan Tea PartyTea and live-coded visuals by Jesse Scott. Tea by the Granville Island Tea Company. Edibles by FeedingChangeTao Organics Cafe, Sweet Cherubim, New World Foods.
  • Tuesday, Mar 17, 11:30am-12:30pm: How vegan are you? photo booth. Have your picture taken for the slide show!
  • Wednesday, Mar 18, 11:30am-1:00pm: Vegan Fashion Show. Meet designers, activists and entrepreneurs creating vegan fashion.
  • Thursday, Mar 19, 11:30am-12:30pm:  Compassion Manifesto. Ethics and art, Manifesto reading and open forum discussion with faculty, staff and students.
  • Tuesday, mar 17 to Saturday, Mar 21: How Vegan are you? slide show. Photos from the photo booth session.


The Vegan Tea Party! is a series of FREE + OPEN TO THE PUBLIC lunchtime events intended to draw attention to vegan practice, and ethics in relation to food, fashion, art and design. These are participatory events where attendees can enjoy vegan edibles, get your picture taken in your favorite vegan wear for the Vegan Slide Show, hear and see local vegan fashion designers and entrepreneurs, and participate in a dialogue on the ethics of involving animals in art and design.

  • Monday, Mar 16, 11:30am-1:00pm:  Vegan Tea Party! Tea and live-coding by Jesse Scott. Enjoy afternoon tea and vegan accompaniments with psychedelic live visuals by Jesse Scott, an independent artist, adjunct faculty at Emily Carr University. Jesse is an artist + creative coder, designer + visualist, curator + producer, writer + educator. He has produce work for live performance, for site-specific actions, for listening, for viewing, for reading. He co-runs the memelab, has co-founded both the Canadian and German chapters of Graffiti Research Lab, and the Vancouver and Berlin chapters of Processing Cities.

Tea provided by the Granville Island Tea Company. Delicious treats by FeedingChange, (just, pure, delicious! foods) and Tao Organics (a cafe of all organic, all raw, all vegan, all wheat + dairy free foods), Sweet Cherubim, and New World Foods.

  • Tuesday, Mar 17, 11:30am-12:30pm: How vegan are you? photo booth. Have your picture taken for the How vegan are you? slide show! Come to the photo booth wearing your favorite vegan wear and have your picture taken. Photos will be compiled into a projected slide show to be exhibited for the duration of the exhibition.
  • Wednesday, Mar 18, 11:30am-1:00pm: Vegan Fashion Show. Hear from designers, activists and entrepreneurs on vegan fashion. There will be a screening of amazing vegan fashion from of Vaute Couture, designers from New York; ideas on vegan footwear by Nice Shoes, Vancouver’s only vegan footwear shop; and Leslie Fox from The Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals will talk about fur and fashion. Stay-tuned for more!
  • Thursday, Mar 19, 11:30am-12:30pm:  Compassion Manifesto. Participate in a reading and open forum discussion on ethics, and art and design, with faculty, staff and students at Emily Carr University. The Compassion Manifesto event is intended to draw awareness to the need for ethical practice in relation to art and design involving nonhumans.
  • Tuesday Mar 17 to Saturday Mar 20: How vegan are you? slide show. Exhibited slide show from the How vegan are you? photo booth session.


All events are held in the Abe Rogatnick Media Gallery at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, 1399 Johnson St. Vancouver. (Go to the main entrance of ECUAD, and at reception ask for directions to the Media Gallery).

About author
Julie Andreyev is an artist whose recent area of practice called Animal Lover,, explores animal creativity and communication through modes of interspecies collaboration and multi-species technologies. Her work has been shown around the world, and is supported by The Canada Council for the Arts, and The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. She is Associate Professor at Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver, and leads on the research project Wild Empathy.
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