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/.

On This Patch of Grass: An Interview with Matt Hern, Daisy Couture, Selena Couture, and Sadie Couture

Parks are an important part of the contemporary city. Yet, the fact that parks are so common place makes critically discussion around... Read More

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

http://spacing.ca/vancouver/2018/12/17/vancouverspeculations-covered-playgrounds/Covered playground concept. To enlarge the image... 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