We live in the constant, ruthless flux of job and housing markets, of family and relationship reconfigurations and career impediments. As circumstances or conditions change, how do we respond? This issue presents a few examples of alternative ideas and practices, both new and old.
We all have to eat, of course, but what does food mean to us and why do we care so much about it?
Public space that is inviting and functional, in a metropolis like Toronto, is a vital element of community. Public space that includes public art plays an even more important role in the social fabric of a city. In this issue we look at shared spaces in the city that invite, engage and challenge.
Power is a concept or phenomenon too amorphous, sprawling or chameleon-like ever to be amenable to exact identification. Where we are concerned with power, we must be satisfied to live with vagueness.* Vagueness may be inherent, but we can’t be satisfied without attempting to make a dent in it. We begin simply. Power is the …
Over ravines, rivers, railroad tracks. Across ages, languages, cultures. From past to present. Situations requiring bridges are rife in Toronto. How do we extend ourselves to connect?
We are a city of immigrants, we know, but what does this mean for each of us? We explore some of the myriad aspects of being at home.
Look to the skyline and see the cranes towering and swinging back and forth as if speaking to each other as they pass. They arrive in pairs or small groups, some are solitary. Who summoned them? Is there a plan? When they disappear from the skyline, what will they leave behind? Will we remember what …