Amy Lavender Harris

Amy Lavender Harris teaches in the Department of Geography at York University, where her work focuses on urban identity and the cultural significance of place. She is the author of Imagining Toronto (Mansfield Press, 2010), which was shortlisted for the Gabrielle Roy Prize in Canadian literary criticism and won the Award of Merit, the highest honour given to a book at the 2011 Heritage Toronto Award.

Seminars and Slides

Listed below are lecture slides, handouts and links associated with each week of the Summer 2012 edition of the Public Space (GEOG 4900) course. 

Class Date Materials
1 Tues 8 May

Slides: GEOG 4900 Public Space Summer 2012 Class 1 lecture slides Introduction and Overview
Handout: GEOG 4900 Public Space course syllabus Summer 2012
Handout: GEOG 4900 Urban Interaction 1 Scenes from a Washroom Summer 2012
Handout: GEOG 4900 Public Space Intervention group project guidelines Sumer 2012
Handout: GEOG 4900 Public Space Case Study Guidelines Summer 2012
Link: The Social Life of Small Urban Places (film; 1988)

2 Thurs 10 May

Slides: GEOG 4900 Public Space Summer 2012 Class 2 lecture slides What is Public Space

3 Tues 15 May Slides: GEOG 4900 Public Space Summer 2012 Class 3 lecture slides Theorizing the Public Sphere
4 Thurs 17 May  
5 Tues 22 May Handout: GEOG 4900 Urban Interaction 2 Digital Public Spheres Summer 2012
6 Thurs 24 May  
7 Tues 29 May Slides: GEOG 4900 Public Space Summer 2012 Class 7 lecture slides Electronic Urbanity
8 Thurs 31 May  .
9 Tues 5 June  
10 Thurs 7 June  
11 Tues 12 June  
12 Thurs 14 June  
     
  Tues 19 June Final essay due