360 Riot Walk: a 360 Video Walking Tour of the 1907 Anti-Asian Riots in Vancouver

Vancouver artist Henry Tsang will introduce 360 Riot Walk, an interactive walking tour of the 1907 Anti-Asian Riots in Vancouver, as an online educational resource. The format of this workshop is as follows:

  1. an introduction to the project and resource materials
  2. orientation of the 360 Riot Walk interactive tour as an online experience, highlighting the navigation and accessibility features
  3. participants will then explore the interactive tour on their own web browser
  4. facilitator and participants regroup for a Q&A

About the project

360 Riot Walk is an interactive walking tour of the 1907 Anti-Asian Riots in Vancouver. It utilizes 360 video technology to trace 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. Participants are brought 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. 

You can stream the project on location with a mobile device and headphones or remotely on a web browser. There are 13 stops on the tour.

Target Audience

Secondary school teachers


Friday 10:50 AM - 12:20 PM

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  • Powell Street Festival Society
    Henry Tsang

    Henry Tsang, creator of the 360 Riot Walk, is an artist and occasional curator whose projects explore the spatial politics of history, language, community, food and cultural translation in relationship to place. His artworks take the form of gallery exhibitions, pop-up street food offerings, 360 video walking tours, curated dinners, ephemeral and permanent public art, employing video, photography, language, interactive media, food and convivial events. Projects include: Tansy Point, a video installation of the site of the 1851 treaty signings by the Chinook peoples and the US government that were never ratified; 360 Riot Walk, a 360 video walking tour of the 1907 Anti-Asian Riots in Vancouver, Canada; RIOT FOOD HERE, a public offering of food reflecting on the 1907 Riots;  video installations Orange County, and Olympus, shot in California, Beijing, Torino and Vancouver, that explore overlapping urban and socio-political spaces; and Welcome to the Land of Light, a public artwork along Vancouver’s seawall that underscores the 19th Century trade language Chinook Jargon and the English that replaced it. Henry teaches at Emily Carr University of Art & Design in Vancouver, Canada. henrytsang.ca


  • Emiko Morita