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In equal balance justly weighed

Slouching toward Democracy

Where have all the wise men gone?

By Populist Demand

When urban and rural voters went separate ways

Adele Weder

Adele Weder is a Vancouver-based arts writer and curator, and the recipient of the 2011 Royal Architectural Institute of Canada President’s Award for Architectural Journalism.

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Adele Weder

Exhibiting Ourselves

Curating’s shift from art specialty to digital pop shorthand November 2014
Never before has our relationship with material culture been so tortured as now, in the 21st century. We have the capacity to buy more consumer products than ever before, and so we do—while simultaneously bemoaning our burgeoning closets and bewildering array of choices. Then, as we tire of our toys, we are encouraged to make sense of it all by entering the world of…

An Architectural Master

A new book focuses, perhaps too narrowly, on the work of one West Coast firm October 2011
Vancouver is a city where the surrounding landscape remains much more appealing than its built environment. Although the local mandarins boast at length about its urbanism and liveability, the area remains an architectural underperformer, packed with generic high-rises and spectacularly ugly monster houses. It is not for lack of precedent; this was the spawning ground of Ron Thom and Arthur…