I’m a interdisciplinary designer with a focus in food justice, social innovation and regenerative economics. I have a degree in Design Arts, five years of experience in organic food production & education and, a design practice that includes web development, visual communication and multimedia video and sound editing. I’m especially motivated by work grounded in a participatory spirit, systems thinking, and care.
Some of my other ♥s include:
witnessing and supporting marginalized communities in active resistance,
gorgeously organized spreadsheets,
supporting emotional intelligence and personal development in others.
This research paper is the result of an independent study undertaken as part of a Design Arts Bachelors at Concordia University.
The unfinished Campus Mil site, located in Montreal's Outremont neighbourhood, analyzed during its drawn-out construction phase is used as a case study. The site and its conditions is a pertinent demonstration of environmental and social benefits which arise in informal, non-prescriptive, and ambiguous urban spaces. The paper proposes more nuanced and dynamic perspectives on urban development in contrast to the increasing trend of commercialization and privatizaton in cities.
Three theoretical frameworks were selected to demonstrate the abundance that arose from the site: Interstitial Space, the Open City and Urban Commons.
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