Screen Shot 2015-03-16 at 6.37.09 PMI am Zoe Todd. I am many things: a blue-eyed and red-haired Métis, a writer, an academic, a storyteller, an amateur songwriter, ardent pedestrian, train-lover, adequate bannock-baker, apprentice fisherwoman, reluctant flier and wannabe comedienne.

Initially, I started this blog to write about urban issues.  I seek to challenge the way that people think about what cities are capable of doing, and I aim to re-assert a Métis discourse into contexts where colonial erasure of Indigenous presence(s) is the norm. Lately I have also been meditating on identity and Indigeneity, and trying to understand current narratives at play in Canada today.

I also write about academic issues that I encounter as I split my time between Scotland and Canada.

In the spirit of ethical sharing, if you are inspired by anything I have written or shared on this blog, and/or would like to re-post my work, I would appreciate that you give me credit and link back to this site. On that note, my thoughts about city planning, Indigenous identity, and space have been heavily shaped by Dr. Frank Tough, Dr. Dwayne Donald, Dr. Chris Andersen, Dr. Tim Ingold, Kamala Todd and Jane Jacobs. To them, I thank them for being fearless in writing provocatively and forcing us to think differently about history, geography, identity, creativity and space. Hiy hiy. 

(All photos on this site are my own unless otherwise credited).

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4 thoughts on “About

  1. I’ll be interested to read Spacing’s reply to your letter. I’ve been reading and enjoying their magazine since my wife bought me their inaugural issue. My impression was that they didn’t have a prairie blog because no one had offered to write one. Are you interested? Perhaps we should ask Mike Otto over at the charette?

    Posted by Andrew | March 5, 2011, 4:05 pm
    • Hi Andrew,

      I will definitely post their response…I have a feeling they have good (practical) reasons for not expanding right now, but I’m hoping that maybe my e-mail will help them consider it. If there were an opportunity to contribute I absolutely would! I am really excited about things that are happening in prairie cities. And it would be great to see other folks – like Mike Otto – involved, too.



      Posted by zotofoto | March 5, 2011, 5:27 pm
  2. Hi Andrew,

    I edited the post to include their really positive and encouraging response.



    Posted by zotofoto | March 8, 2011, 10:04 am


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