Luna Aixin 《月愛心》 is a mixed-race (Southeast Asia and Pacific Islands), non-binary queer, neurodivergent, disabled and racialized person living and working on the traditional, ancestral, and stolen territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
Their work sits at the intersection between community and cultural planning with a focus on creating equitable systems, policies and practices within local governments, organizations and community groups that contribute to relational resilience within communities.
In their role as Project Facilitator with the Hey Neighbour Collective, Luna brings expertise on equity and intercultural issues, and their experience as the Coordinator for the City of Vancouver’s Hey Neighbour pilot (2018-2019), working with residents and building managers of two market rental buildings to build social connections through social events and other initiatives.
Luna (under their legal name Francis Heng) co-authored two knowledge products as a way of sharing learnings from the City’s pilot:
- Hey Neighbour Toolkit: A manager’s guide to creating community in buildings: https://vancouver.ca/files/cov/hey-neighbour-toolkit-a-managers-guide-to-creating-community-in-buildings.pdf
- Hey Neighbour Recipe Book: A resident animator’s guide: https://vancouver.ca/files/cov/hey-neighbour-recipe-book-resident-animators-guide.pdf