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Zen in the Art of Drumming: Jim Blackley and His Influence on the Jazz Drummers of Canada
The objective of this thesis is to examine how the pedagogy of Jim Blackley (1927- 2017) the late Scottish-Canadian jazz drummer and educator influenced several generations of Canadian jazz drummers. Blackleys seminal ...
Break, Make, Retake: Interrogating the Social and Historical Dimensions of Making as a Design Practice
Making and digital fabrication technologies are the focus of bold promises. Among the most tempting are that these activities and processes require little initial skill, knowledge, and expertise. Instead, they enable their ...
The Erasure of Little Jamaica: Exploring the Role of Design in the Gentrification of Toronto's Eglinton Avenue West
Toronto is undergoing a series of neoliberal changes related to a large regional transit development initiative for the Greater Toronto Area and Hamilton (Freeman and Hume 2015). This has resulted in the construction of ...
Trans Necrointimacies: Affect, Race, and the Chalky Geopolitics of Trans Memorialization
This dissertation explores the centrality of racialized trans death in structuring whiteness as emblematic of contemporary trans(normative) life. Taking my point of departure from the chalk outlines of dead bodies that ...