How to pull a Pop-up Market in Six weeks – The Rail District Community Market

I was fortunate to take part in a planning studio class during the 2018 summer semester, applying tactical urbanism to food culture and place making in Downtown Historic Abbotsford. Initially, I was a bit skeptical and kept on pondering over what ‘food culture’ is really about and how food could play a role in place … Continue reading How to pull a Pop-up Market in Six weeks – The Rail District Community Market

Report on “The Invisible City: Kakuma”

The following report was written and submitted by Zachary Schroeder. The screening of The Invisible City, hosted by the East Africa Institute of the Aga Khan University, Simon Fraser University, the University of the Fraser Valley, Queen Elizabeth Scholars and DOXA, proved to be a rousing success. The theatre was packed and the audience enthusiastically engaged … Continue reading Report on “The Invisible City: Kakuma”

Looking Abbotsford from Dar es Salaam perspective

Having stayed at Baker House for about two months now, the pursuit for the “overseas-stay” objectives is promising enough. On top of all other things, observing and learning cultural differences other than what we are used to was the most enthusiastic goal. We have time left and the learning is still happening. It is interesting … Continue reading Looking Abbotsford from Dar es Salaam perspective