The Great White Urinal reflects on recent conversations observed by the artist in West Coast news media, on the street, and in academic circles around perceived changes in Vancouver architecture in relation to the political economy. There has been a visceral and uncomfortable shift in the upper-middle-class socioeconomic order of this city, and that shift has been blamed on the current breakneck, boomtown pace of teardowns, renovictions, and a brand new luxury class.

The pace of this building boom, prodded ever onward since the Vancouver 2010 Olympics by gross overvaluation and rapacious real-estate speculation, has resulted in the next and youngest generation of the beloved and maligned Vancouver Special architectural style.

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