Matt Hern lives and works in East Vancouver, British Columbia with his partner and daughters where he co-directs the Purple Thistle Centre and founded Car-Free Vancouver Day. Matt lectures in Urban Studies at Simon Fraser University. His latest book is Common Ground in a Liquid City: Essays in Defense of an Urban Future (AK Press, 2011). E-mail: email@example.com
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Thursday, December 29, 2011
Someday I Want to Own a Yacht
As year-end reviews for 2011 start rolling in there is the inevitable attempt to rebrand, reinscribe and reimagine the memory of particular events. As banal and trite as many (most?) of these Year in Review exercises might appear at face value, they have a really important ideological value: to fix the historical place and meaning of specific moments and movements.