An Inhabitable Space

Nested in a small industrial district just south of Whyte Ave, Mike Lam‘s industrial design studio embodies a remarkable supply... Read More

Lake Sturgeon, Nemêw, Buffalo of the Water

Editor’s note (Dec 17, 2016): Research undertaken in 2015 and 2016 suggests that the word “Namew” lacks strong... Read More

Let it snow! Winter and city building.

Despite the pain of plowing through roads and sidewalks, snow can be very useful. In fact, its presence is critical to the survival of... Read More

Book Review: On the Map

On The Map: A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks Author: Simon Garfield, (Gotham Books 2013) Maps show us where... Read More

Celebrating Blatchford

Did you know that Blatchford field was the world’s busiest airport during World War II? Or that it was Canada’s first... Read More

Cultural Landscapes: Aspen Parkland

When crossing this vast country, there is often the perception that the Canadian prairie landscape is rather homogenous and flat. Such... Read More

This Is Edmonton: Painted Time Capsules

Hand-painted signs have more or less become a thing of the past, replaced by press-printed, illuminated signs, digital signboards, and... Read More

The House That Built a Global Village: Marshall McLuhan House

Over 100 years ago, one of the most important figures in media and communications theory was born in Edmonton. Herbert Marshall... Read More

Farewell Balloons

Dismantling of the historic Kelly Ramsey building brick-by-brick started this week. The materials will be later reused and... Read More

“self-made”: finding cultural identity in Chinatown

How do we design for identity? Two weekends ago, I have had the pleasure of attending a small conference within the Chinese community... Read More