Railroads are an important part of early Canadian mobility--connecting the nation, building trading posts,hotels, and cities.
Our mobility in cities is dictated by the built environment (left), cars, busses, streets, and transportationinfrastructure (right). Of course, not all modes of mobility have the same low barriers to access.
InformationHow does access to information promote or inhibitmobility?How does technologies of knowledge productionchange the way we see space as open, available,scalable?
Making home How do cultural practices, discourses, geography, make a mobile space where we feel most comfortable, most ‘at home’?
Race and IdentityDo we all move through political spaces in a similar fashion? How does race change the way we are seen, heard, and move? Do spaces take on exclusionary practices? How are spaces racialized?
Money In what ways does money, and our access to it, change the way we move through space?
Economic conditions may determine how you physically get around: by highway, by bike, or by plane...
Gender & Sexuality How are borders embodied or corporealized? How do we move through space uniquely as gendered subjects?
4.2% of Fortune 500 CEOs are female. Women hold of seats in the current House of Commons. 24.4%
29% of working age women do work outside the labour market. Women hold of seats in the current U.S. House of Congress. 18.1%
Gender & ParentingOur movement in/through space is determined not simply by gender, but by our subjectposition as parents--namely, mothers. Strollers that are clunky on transit, washroomswithout adequate spaces to change diapers, or stores set off highways amidst expansiveparking lots all have effects on how parents access space.
In what ways does accessing space presume or privilege those inHealth & Wellness good health?
10% of Canada’s GDP goes to public health services. Canadians lose working days a year to illness. 7
How does immigrant ‘illegality’ render spaces--hospitals,Immigrant Exclusion schools, daycare centres, police stations--as off limits?
How does mobility studies presume and highlight the ways inInclusion & Exclusion which people are excluded/included?