a-mal-ga-ma-tion (noun): the result of combining things

By: Nicole Rallis (This is Hamilton) I live in a residential area on Main St West where Main turns into Osler. When I moved to Hamilton a year ago I chose this location because of its proximity to McMaster University. Knowing very little about the city prior to my arrival, I did not realize that … Continue reading

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

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

The End of Oxycontin: Drug Addiction and Rehabilitation

Our crew was out in Hamilton taking photos when we came across a rooftop that had obviously been turned into a meeting place for drug addicts to inject. This roof is located directly across from the Hamilton City Centre at James St North and Rebecca St. We came across roughly 50 used needles scattered around … Continue reading