FYF Innis One Courses

Blogging the Just City

Professor: Shawn Micallef
Course code: INI101H1
Time: Winter term, Thursdays 3–6pm

Course description

You’ll be introduced to the concept of the city as a creative environment promoting not only growth and wealth, but also social justice, equality, cooperation, and civility. You’ll learn to build your own blog to help you observe, interpret, and reflect upon the process of urban interaction and the relationship between creativity and justice.

Course instructor

Shawn Micallef

Shawn is the author of The Trouble with Brunch: Work, Class and the Pursuit of Leisure; Stroll: Psychogeographic Walking Tours of Toronto; Frontier City: Toronto on the Verge of Greatness, and, with photographer Patrick Cummins, Full Frontal TO: Exploring Toronto’s Architectural Vernacular. He is a weekly columnist at the Toronto Star, and a senior editor and co-owner of the independent, Jane Jacobs Prize-winning magazine Spacing. Shawn teaches at the University of Toronto and was a 2011-2012 Canadian Journalism Fellow at University of Toronto’s Massey College. In 2002, while a resident at the Canadian Film Centre’s Media Lab, he co-founded [murmur], the location-based mobile phone documentary project that has spread to over 20 cities globally. Shawn was the Toronto Public Library’s urban-focused Writer in Residence in December 2013.

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