Early in 2015, an incredibly bright undergraduate student here at Mount Allison asked if I might be willing to supervise her summer research project on craft vendors in Ottawa’s famous ByWard Market. Since no one in her home department of sociology was willing to take on this brilliant student, I happily snapped up an opportunity to work with Caroline Kovesi.
This exciting collection has just become available! Win Curran and Trina Hamilton have brought together scholars of environmental gentrification to explore the idea of “just green enough.”
Heather McLean, aka Toby Sharp, aka my co-conspirator as one of urban theory’s dirty sweaty little others, speaks with Minelle Mahtani on Roundhouse Radio about her remarkable research on “cultural regeneration,” feminist arts collectives, feminist world making, drag kinging, and more.
Dr. Win Curran’s new book from Routledge’s “Critical Studies in Urbanism and the City” series has been hotly anticipated by many of us! It comes out September 5.
Does gentrification have a rhythm? Is there a temporal landscape of gentrification? What happens to those who are not in synch with a newly “happening” neighbourhood?
These are some of the questions that I pursue in my latest paper for cultural geographies, “Rhythms of gentrification: Eventfulness and slow violence in a happening neighbourhood.”