Erick Villagomez is the Editor-in-chief at Spacing Vancouver. He is also an educator, independent researcher and designer with personal and professional interests in the urban landscapes. His private practice – Metis Design|Build (http://metisdb.com/) – is an innovative practice dedicated to a collaborative and ecologically responsible approach to the design and construction of places. You can also see some of his drawing and digital painting adventures at Visual Thoughts – http://visualthoughts.ca/.

Hidden Intelligence: Preserving Historic Settlement Patterns

Humanity’s collective drive towards urbanization within the past century has gone hand-in-hand with the mindless erasure and... Read More

Book Review – Rethinking A Lot: The Design and Culture of Parking

Author: Eran Ben-Joseph (MIT Press, 2015) Surface parking lots are ever-present in the contemporary city. Moovelab’s incredible... Read More

Book Review – Villages in the City: A Guide to South China’s Informal Settlements

Editor: Stefan Al (University of Hawai’i Press, 2014) Although writing and research on informal settlements has increased... Read More

Book Review: The Visual Biography of Color

Author: Frank Jacobus (ORO Editions, 2016) Like so many wonderful facets of world that permeate our lives, colour is often taken for... Read More

Book Review – Forensic Architecture: Violence at the Threshold of Detectability

Author: Eyal Weizman (MIT Press, 2017) I was as surprised as anybody: consoling a number of design students in the foyer of the Museu... Read More

Book Review – Los Angeles Boulevard: Eight X-Rays of the Body Public

Author: Doug Suisman (ORO Editions, 2014) As an urban design instructor, practitioner and bibliophile, it is a rare pleasure to... Read More

Book Review: Atlas of Cities

Editor: Paul Knox (Princeton University Press, 2014) With cities at the centre of all major global phenomena—from climate change to... Read More

Book Review – Landscape as Urbanism: A General Theory

Author: Charles Waldheim (Princeton University Press, 2016) It goes without saying that despite its contemporary meaning, practice of... Read More

Book Review – Medieval Cities: Their Origins and The Revival of Trade

Author: Henri Pirenne (Princeton University Press, 2014) The late fantasy novelist Terry Pratchett once stated: “If you do not know... Read More

Book Review: Brodsky and Utkin

Authors: Alexander Brodsky and Ilya Utkin (Princeton Architectural Press, 2015) Speaking to his wonderful book Imaginary Cities... Read More