Finding Space (and Myself) in Chinatown BY AMY ZHOU May 21, 2020 I am Chinese Canadian. Even when I first wrote these words for an earlier iteration of this article back in October, they were meaningful. Now, with COVID-19 at our doorstep and the President of the United States adamant about labelling the virus
Diaspora Memory and the (Emotional) Infrastructure of Ex-Yugoslavia Collective Housing BY NEVENA PILIPOVIC-WENGLER May 21, 2020 Most academic definitions of infrastructure function under the influence of Western capitalist economic and technical norms. Even when such definitions focus on critiquing this influence, the arguments often reify the norms as the starting point, to which anything
The City Revealed BY ALEXANDRA SANYAL April 20, 2020 I’ve always been compelled by the stories with pick-your-own endings. You know, the ones in which you get to choose your own adventure and each decision you make results in an entirely different outcome? Sometimes I feel like walking through the city is like that—a different
Photo by Simon Shim / Unsplash.com Strangers on the Subway BY JIAE AZAD April 20, 2020 There are certain places in the New York subway system where the tunnels enlarge to accommodate two trains going in the same direction. As the trains traverse the tracks side-by-side, sometimes there’s an opportune moment where the two
Photo by Michael Bryant / The Philadelphia Inquirer The Day-to-Day Nonsense of Commuting While Female BY SARAH ZOU September 3, 2019 In Atlanta, everyone assumes you have a car, mostly because life here depends on having one. This Metropolitan Area is one vast sprawl and it only keeps expanding. But I’m lucky—I can get
Photo by Elias Chávez As if Being Stuck in Traffic Wasn't Already Awful BY EVITA CHÁVEZ September 3, 2019 As a native Angeleno, I’ve spent most of my life in cars. If you’re not familiar with the city of Los Angeles, you should know that we once had the country’s most extensive trolley car system.