I met Emilia Kennedy and Andrew Shmuely, doctoral students in the Department of Geography at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, when they stayed at my studio while attending a geography conference in Seattle.  After briefly getting to know each other we quickly noticed that, while our methods are different, we share a similar interest in the inter-relatedness of people and place.

I invited them to join The Long Walk during which they will also give an informal presentation about their interests regarding man-land relationships.

A bit about The Long Walk’s geographers:

Emilia is completing work on the techno-natural geographies of carbon capture and storage in the world’s largest industrial project: the fossil fuel extraction zones of her home province of Alberta. She enjoys bird identification, despite having been struck by bird droppings an inordinate number of times in her life.

Andrew’s current research revolves around the (uneasy) relationship between urban development, aesthetics and politics. Aside from critical theory, he also entertains delusional aspirations as a (decidedly amateur) chef.