I am pleased to share that an article of mine was published in the Dialectic, a peer-reviewed journal of the School of Architecture at the University of Utah.
Many don’t know much of me outside of my climbing and activism but since 2020 I have been finishing up a major in Political Science, a degree that started pre-Cedar. Returning to school wasn’t easy but any hardship or doubt was trumped by my need to learn how to fight the punitive no-camping bylaw that The District of Squamish passed in 2021. Political science proved to be as engaging as climbing and left me wanting more.
By drawing on my photo documentary “Changing Squamish”, that was first supported by the Squamish Arts Council, my article proposes, “A Philosophy of Radical Balance” that is inspired by Indigenous voices and being in good relation with the human and non-human world.
If school taught me anything, the struggle of the vehicle resident is a mere reflection of a system built on oppression, inequality, racism, a narrow worldview, and an economic system that sides with numbers over human and environmental rights.
It’s hard to not feel the heaviness of the world sometimes, but as I argue, there IS a better way.
Nolite te Bastardes Carborundorum.
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