Creating meaningful spaces in unlikely places

I was recently drinking with a British guy I randomly met at my neighbourhood watering hole. Of course we ended up on a favourite topic of expats and long stay visitors – what do you love or hate about the current city you’re staying in? He had a lot of the usual, commonly-heard gripes about…

Reimagining retail for anti-mall explorers

Unlike many of my fellow countrymen, I’ve never really been one to enjoy malling. Our relationship was largely transactional at best – a place to run errands, grab a bite to eat, or catch a movie. Yes, I have hung out at the mall with my friends, but only because back then there simply was nowhere…