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/.

Book Review – Dreamers and Designers: The Shaping of West Vancouver

Author: Francis Mansbridge (Harbour Publishing, 2018) The always-insightful Rebecca Solnit once wrote “A city always contains more... Read More

VancouverSpeculations: Covered Playgrounds

Covered playground concept. To enlarge the image, click here. For many Metro Vancouverites, the advent of the rain triggers the... Read More

VancouverSpeculations: Commercial Dr./Kanaalstraat

Diversifying transportation options is one of the most pressing issues in urban planning and design circles—the creation and... Read More

VancouverSpeculations: Beginnings

‘Speculation’ is one of the most suspect words in urban planning and development conversations. With its contemporary economic... Read More

Event: Christmas Market Preview Exhibit, Oct 4th-29th

Christmas Market Preview October 4 – October 29, 2018 – 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily Circle Craft Shop & Gallery (1... Read More

Vancouver 2.0

Tucked into the north-east corner of Vancouver lies the unassuming neighbourhood of Hastings-Sunrise. Bound by the waters of the... Read More

Event: Hope In Shadows Celebrate 15 Years, Oct 11

Hope in Shadows Award Ceremony and 15th Annual Calendar Launch When: Wednesday, October 11th at 10:30 a.m. Where: Theatre Room... Read More

Cartographically Speaking: Vancouver vs. Historical Cities

To view a larger version, click here. 2011. That was the year I came across a website, now lost. It had a very simple interface... Read More

Visual Thoughts #66

Last VT image: Westham Farms in Delta, BC. *** Erick Villagomez is one of the founding editors at Spacing Vancouver. He is also an... Read More