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The Unknown Knowns, an acrostic of the name of the last Stanley Park polar bear, Tuk, is a creative interdisciplinary project introduced by Vancouver based theatre company Boca Del Lupo, in conjunction with a working group of artists. The Unknown Knowns will breathe life back into a forgotten cultural legacy of Vancouver by creating a framework for artistic exploration to investigate and interpret the Stanley Park polar bear pit with the purpose of developing and sharing pieces of work.


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Key Objectives

• Activation of disused and redundant public site

• Rejuvenate a deteriorating Vancouver landmark

• Investigate how creative exploration can animate unused spaces

• Explore how the arts can engage cultural communities in Vancouver’s heritage

• Create site specific legacy of use for future public programs

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