It’s been a tough and intense but wonderful year and I have many, many projects and ideas to understand and share. All thanks to the other nineteen people that I’ve been living and working with in Copenhagen over the past twelve months at The Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID).
Angela Oguntala Luke Sturgeon (me) Daniel Mahal Wouter Walmink Owen McFadzen Neha Parekh Sara Salsinha Priyanka Kodikal Lasse Korsgaard Jane Wong Zaza Zoulhof Neils Christian Konrad Neilson Ritika Mathur Takeshi Okahashi Ankkit Modi Shamik Ray Pierluigi Dalla Rosa Shu Yang Lin Ole Stobbe Bahar Shariari
My brother Vivek Shraya put together a new zine called The Magnificent Malls of Edmonton! It’s a 90 page illustrated zine where 30 Edmontonians share their funniest, saddest, most treasured, or most symbolic mall memory. It’s a tribute to spaces also dismissed as “ugly” and seen solely as monstrous capitalist hubs, when they are also sites for laughter, heartbreak, reflection, and community. Available at The Royal Bison next weekend, and I’ll be reading my excerpt on Sunday the 10th at Capilano Library.
Sensing Airwaves, the new podcast launched by my label is up and running. You can subscribe on iTunes or listen with track list via Mixcloud. It was a real pleasure putting this together. The first instalment is almost 2 hours, so have a listen when you have some down time. Much respect.