A documentary about the city of Hamilton

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A documentary about the city of Hamilton in the year 2012. For more information check us out at twitter.com/thisishamilton1  

Got Consent?: Reflections on re-appropriation, sexism, and patriarchy

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 By: Nicole Rallis (This is Hamilton) Sunday, July 8, 2012, was the second annual Hamilton SlutWalk. Over a hundred local residents and activists gathered in solidarity at City Hall to address issues of victim blaming and (social) structures of patriarchy that stratify Hamilton and greater society based on gender, sexual orientation, racial, and economic lines.  Formally … Continue reading

Inaccessible Potential: Transit, Mobility, and Street Infrastructure in Hamilton

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By: Layla Mashkoor (This is Hamilton) Throughout the research process of creating this documentary, we have been searching for possible answers to the question “what barriers are holding Hamilton back from further development?” The answer to this question almost always drifts back to the transforming steel industry. An issue receiving significant attention this summer from … Continue reading

Right to the City – David Harvey (excerpt)

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The city, as the noted urban sociologist Robert Park once wrote, is: “man’s most consistent and on the whole, his most successful attempt to remake the world he lives in more after his heart’s desire. But, if the city is the world which man created, it is the world in which he is henceforth condemned to live. … Continue reading

Gentrification and the City: The Struggle for Re-Claiming Public Spaces in Hamilton

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By: Nicole Rallis (This is Hamilton) As McMaster graduate students, Layla and I came to Hamilton with very little prior knowledge about the cultural and political life of the city. More specifically as globalization students, we did not foresee ourselves to be engaged with the vast amounts of social justice activism happening on the ground … Continue reading

Art on James St. North

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Check out this art project we stumbled upon while strolling down James St. North. We tried to find out more about this ChildisHeArt project, but we can’t find much information. If you know more about it, please get in touch!

Local 1005 Steelworkers Union Meeting

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The Hamilton Steelworkers union, Local 1005, holds weekly meetings open to the public, so we decided to drop in on May 17 to find out more about the issues concerning steelworkers in Hamilton. By: Layla Mashkoor (This is Hamilton) With roughly 40, all male, union members in attendance, the meeting began with a report by … Continue reading