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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

Design the car for the future of your city

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Richmond Culture Centre - Boardroom.

Richmond, BC



Offered in English.


There will be a real-scale layout of a vehicle attached to a wall, where visitors can play with selecting and positioning different elements of a car (wheels, engine, driver, etc.), and "draw" their vehicle with tape. I will be guiding and directing your decisions according to broader aspects of a sustainable, alternative transportation system. Issues related to climate change and mass production/consumerism will be discussed as challenges.



Victor G. Martinez PhD

I am a husband, dad and designer with a large curiosity on many topics and how they relate to my profession and life as a designer. Sustainability is the main one, from it many other areas of study and research as well as projects have developed.

Currently I am Faculty Member at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Richmond, Canada (unceded land of the Musqueam First Nation).

I completed my PhD in 2016 from Northumbria University, UK. I first studied Industrial Design (1998) and then did a Master in Transportation Design (2001). I have worked with partners and clients from Mexico, China, Iran, Germany, UK, US, Italy and Spain.


Victor Martinez

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