Over three podcasts, we revisit the year’s critical urban discussions on topics and ideas ranging from transportation along Vancouver’s Broadway corridor, the degradation of work in postindustrial urban economies, gentrification in Vancouver’s Chinatown, feminist urban futures and social movements, the making of Stanley Park, arts and cultural spaces, and much more.
Part III (featuring Ellen Woodsworth)
UBC Sociology Professor Renisa Mawani traces the ways in which colonial and imperial power have historically been inscribed in the land now known as Stanley Park.
This podcast is part two of the three-part Making Stanley Park series, which critically reflects on Stanley Park’s 125th Anniversary.
Listen and subscribe to the podcast here.
Environmental historian and author Sean Kheraj traces how this tension between popular expectations of idealized nature and the volatility of complex ecosystems helped shape the landscape of one of the world’s most famous urban parks.
Kheraj’s book, Inventing Stanley Park, examines how human forces have shaped – and continue to shape – this urban environmental space. Kheraj asks us to question our understanding of the ‘nature’ of Stanley Park, and why it is important be aware of our complex relationship with the environment.
Sean Kheraj is an assistant professor in the Department of History at York University in Toronto.