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Shawn Micallef

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Noted Urbanite


1997 BA, Political Science
1999 MA, Political Science
2019 Author, Columnist, and Teacher

Shawn Micallef thinks and writes about where and how we live. Widely credited as an authority on Canadian urbanism, Shawn is the author of four books, a weekly columnist at the Toronto Star, and co-owner, co-founder, and a senior editor of the award–winning magazine Spacing. Shawn teaches at the University of Toronto. In 2002, he co-founded [murmur], the location-based mobile phone documentary project that has spread to over 25 cities globally. In 2016, he hosted and co-wrote Accidental Parkland, a documentary on Toronto's ravines. He has been a Canadian Journalism Fellow at University of Toronto’s Massey College, the Toronto Public Library's urban-focused Writer in Residence, and a resident at the Canadian Film Centre’s Media Lab. He lives in Toronto but was made in Windsor.


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