Monthly Archives: August 2012

August 28

Launching Walls

Here it is, the official book launch poster for Walls: Travels Along the Barricades. I decided to hold the event in the back lot of Calgary’s Crown Surplus. Considering the topic of the book, I figured I’d surround my audience with fences, barbed wire, army tents and other shards of military urbanism. I will also […]

August 13

Swifter. Higher. Stronger. Over.

A photo, by artist Filiz Ero, that combines my two most recent obsessions: walls and the Summer Olympics. In my new book, I write about people who’ve climbed over or tunneled under their walls. One man crossed a minefield before jumping over his wall. Another put on every shirt he could find so he could […]