Indigenous youth help redefine landscape architecture

It’s impossible to teach someone how to build a deer-skin drum over Zoom. “Just feel the string,” says Oshkabewis... Read More

Book Review: Wallpaper* City Guide Vancouver

Text by Hadani Ditmars (Phaidon Press, 2019) A tightly edited, discreetly packaged selection of city highlights for the... Read More

Book Review | The City is Not A Computer

Author: Shannon Mattern (Princeton University Press, 2021) As we know, the world is in the thick of a data explosion that is affecting... Read More

Searching for Black history in Niagara-on-the-Lake

We did the Black thing as we passed each other on the trail — nods of mutual recognition, a celebration that we are still here. I had... Read More

Q&A with Umbereen Inayet: How to decolonize a city’s museums

Toronto’s history museums are in the midst of a transformation. The City’s Awakenings project, lead by Artistic Producer Umbereen... Read More

Preserving the queer identity in safe spaces

LGBTQ+ spaces in urban areas have been establishing themselves for decades, growing larger and larger as each generation brings its... Read More

Book Review | Mid-Century Modernism and the American Body: Race, Gender, and the Politics of Power in Design

Author: Kristina Wilson (Princeton University Press, 2021) In Mid-Century Modernism and the American Body: Race, Gender, and the... Read More

The Moccasin Identifier Project: Marking Indigenous history on the land

Earlier this month, I spoke to Carolyn King, historian, former Chief of the Mississaugas of the Credit, and founder of the Moccasin... Read More

Urban Oral History: Understanding The Village of 1970s and ’80s, Part III

This is the third of a four-part series on urban oral history. My first conversation with Bart Birmingham (he/him) was a little... Read More

How to collect oral histories about cities in the age of COVID-19, Part I

This is the first of a four-part series on urban oral history. Do you want to learn about a city by talking to people who have been... Read More