Henry Marshall Tory Research Chair and Professor, Sociology / Art and Design,
Director, City-Region Studies Centre University of Alberta, Edmonton Alberta Canada.
Founding Editor, Space and Culture: International Journal of Social Spaces and Curb Magazine.
The Henry Marshall Tory Chair is named for the first President of the University 1908-1929, first President of the National Research Council of Canada 1928-1935, and first President of Carleton College 1942-1947, now Carleton University, where I also studied and taught.
Contact: rshields (one word) -at- ualberta -dot- ca
Curriculum vitae – projects, publications, teaching and supervision here and press coverage (Work of Arts).
Directions in Regional Research CRSC Symposium Sept 15 2011 Enterprise Sq. 9:30-2pm.
Space and Culture Graduate Student Theory Weekend 2012, 20-22 Mar 2012
Material and Virtual Culture, SOC 634, University of Alberta - An interdisciplinary course on design, spaces, objects and intangibles such as brands. Tues 9:30-12:30 Jan-Apr 2012.
Twelve Spaces: Reading course on Social Spatialization and Cultural Topology. By request.
Not offered 2010-11: History of Design AH409/509 / Built Environments SOC445 Fall 2009-10) An interdisciplinary course on design and different social spaces: digital, urban, architectural, natural with a focus on cultural capitals from global cities such as Salvador and New Orleans to peripheral cities of the Global North such as Iqaluit.
Innovation in construction, The Virtual, suburbanism, architecture, cultural topology, Lifestyle Shopping: The Subject of Consumption, Places on the Margin, spatialization, Ecologies of Affect, Cultures of Internet and cyberspace, organizational and regulatory cultures, the North and sovereignty, Henri Lefebvre, Urban cultures, What is a City? New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, Social Spaces: Tourism, Shopping Malls, Ethics