The building where I lived in my twenties on East Pender Street in Vancouver, BC, was apparently the result of a subsidized rental program of the 1960s and 70s. The building was old by the time I … [Read more...] about Rental incentives STIR controversy in Vancouver
What is the “population pyramid” of your city, or the cities where you have lived? And what do those demographics say about the 'soul' of the city? Colloquially speaking, Victoria (BC, Canada) where … [Read more...] about Do Cities Have Souls?
When my daughter was a baby, I wandered the open air public market of Kiel in northern Germany drinking Christmas gluhwein – a mulled wine beverage – in a holiday mug. Small, round, waist-high tables … [Read more...] about Public spaces for rest, play – or crocodiles
Usually when I pick my daughter up from school she comes running with open arms. Not today. Today she grabs my hand and says, “Come on!” We rush toward the forest, following two of her Grade Two … [Read more...] about Discovering mystery and magic in the urban woods
Laser Graffiti, a mobile digital projection system, will once more illuminate façades in Vancouver, BC, Canada this summer. Art created by the people, for the people, will blazon concrete, brick, and … [Read more...] about Projector art transforms public spaces