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Congress 2022 – Petrocultures: Reflections on 10 Years of Research and Advocacy For a World in Crisis

Petroculures Research Group co-founders Dr. Sheena Wilson and Dr. Imre Szeman sit down for a fireside chat to talk about the history of Petrocultures, its various projects and impacts, and what they hope to see PRG accomplish in the future. A question and answer period will follow.

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Activating Care, Shifting Relations

Activating Care, Shifting Relations is an interdisciplinary collaboratory for intersectionally feminist research. The work of this group privileges affective relations and relational praxis intended as interventions. What does it mean to live and work and die at this particular historical moment? Our current moment is defined by the convergence of crises–both catastrophic and those slowly […]

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S5E4 – NET-ZERO NEIGHBOURS: THE NORTH GLENORA PROJECT

In this episode, guest-hosts Dr. Sara Dorow, professor of sociology (University of Alberta), and project research assistant Rezvaneh Erfani talk about Canada’s first ever net-zero multifamily social housing project. The North Glenora Sustainable Affordable Housing Project, led by Dr. Dorow and Dr. Arlene Oak, professor of human ecology (University of Alberta), began 8 years ago […]

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S5E3 – NET-ZERO NEIGHBOURS: THE BLATCHFORD PROJECT

In this episode, recorded in early 2021, Sheena Wilson sits down with two project managers for Blatchford, a net-zero real estate development on the site of the old Edmonton City Centre Airport. The City had long slated the 200 hectare airfield for a world-class energy efficient community that will eventually be home to 30,000 residents.The […]

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Sustainable Housing, Sustainable Community: Edmonton’s North Glenora Housing Project

Sustainable Housing, Sustainable Community focuses on understanding various aspects of contemporary housing in urban areas, particularly the material and social aspects of sustainability in the North Glenora affordable townhomes, which are now home to 16 refugee families. Built on land that previously housed Westmount Presbyterian’s large aging church, the housing project also included the tear […]

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S5E2 – ENGINEERING RESILIENCY

In this episode, we chat with the architectural and engineering team from the LA CITÉ RÉSILIENTE project, including Jacob Komar, Principal Engineer with Revolve Engineering, Trina Larsen, Principal at Larsen Engineering, and Shafraaz Kaba Principal Architect with ASK for a Better World.

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S5E1 – LA CITÉ RESILIENTE: A DECADE IN TRANSITION

In this episode, we talk to the organizational team from the La Cité Résiliente: A Decade in Transition project, including research coordinator Danika Jorgensen-Skakum, intern and public outreach coordinator, Laurence Mailhiot, and Executive Director of La Cite Francophone, Daniel Cournoyer. To learn more about the La Cité Résiliente: A Decade in Transition project, visit: https://www.justpowers.ca/projects/la-cite/ […]

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Feminist Solarities: After Oil School

In May of 2019, the Feminist Solarities Workshop Group gathered together at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal to explore the idea of feminist solarities. The workshop was organized as part of After Oil School 2 (AO2), organized by the Petrocultures Research Group and the Grierson Chair in Communication Studies, which brought together 70 […]

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S4E5 – INTERVIEW w/ CHARLES RICHMOND

This episode features a conversation with Charles Richmond, coordinator for Sierra Club Canada Foundation’s Edmonton chapter and champion of active civic engagement in good governance and empirically-based environmental advocacy in public life.