Shawn Micallef


Shawn Micallef is a Toronto Star columnist, co-owner and an editor of Spacing magazine, co-founder of the mobile phone public space documentary project [murmur], and instructor at the University of Toronto. He is the author of Stroll: Psychogeographic Walking Tours of Toronto, and The Trouble with Brunch: Work, Class, and the Pursuit of Leisure. He was a Massey College Canadian Journalism Fellow in 2011-2012 and was the Toronto Public Library’s non-fiction writer in residence in 2013.


Shawn will talk about how he has used the city as a laboratory while teaching at the University of Toronto and how municipal politics and public space can be a an entry into civic engagement and expanded notions of citizenship.