Canadian Cohousing Research Project Continues

With many thanks to the Sam and Diana Scalia Sustainable Real Estate and Built Environment Program as well as the School of Graduate studies at Concordia University and the INDI travel grant, I will be able to continue my research and travels to interview members of various Canadian cohousing communities this semester. I look forward to analyzing all the […]

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A very brief introduction to cohousing

My research into design for positive ecological behavior change has followed a rather circuitous path these last few years. Given my interest in how groups of people behave together, I’ve moved away from object design towards processes that can help to share knowledge and that can create new understandings. That is, my brief flirtation with […]

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Canadian Cohousing Research Project

    After years of thinking and working on sustainable and collaborative design I’ve finally been able to carve out real time to visit with completed Canadian cohousing communities and interview members about their lived experience in these innovative development projects. I’m particularly interested in the process of co-design – not just of the physical […]

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Collaboratoire Announces winners!

    On Monday, June 27 I presided over my first design competition jury. We spent over four hours together carefully deliberating the outcome of our first (of many!) design competitions. To view the winning projects, check out: http://www.ideas-be.ca/competition-submissions.html To see all 26 projects submitted to the competition, or to read the editorial on the jury selection, […]

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Teaching Philosophy

My teaching life started as a guest speaker and developer of workshops at professional conferences typically around green building. I found the experience of creating a platform for dialogue and exploration extremely gratifying and have since taught numerous courses, primarily at the undergraduate level. Regardless of the course that I’m teaching, my approach to teaching […]

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Check out changeasart.org

I worked on this website website when Paul Shrivastava was the direector of Concordia University’s David O’Brien Centre for Sustainable Enterprise. The website isn’t currently active, but there is still a lot of great information on this site for people interested in the ability of art to make measurable changes – in a community, in a space, in people’s […]

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Fracking Sketches

This is a continuation on my exploration of the modern Canadian landscape. These are not-quite abstractions based aerial images of fracking sites. These are quite small, and I’m mainly playing with materials… I’m still experimenting with this concept, more to come.

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Check out Ecofeedback.ca

I put together a website on ecofeedback a few years back. While ecofeedback is no longer my main area of interest, there are still a lot of really neat projects on the site to learn from.

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