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Canadian City

Title:

History

Office:

History

Specialization:

History

Biography:

Dr. Art Blake has been appointed Project Lead on CanadianCity, a new hub for interdisciplinary and urban education in Canada. Building on Ryerson’s commitment to city-building, CanadianCity brings together faculty and students in Toronto and Montreal to tackle contemporary urban challenges such as neighbourhood regeneration, educational outreach, and civic participation.

Art Blake’s scholarly focus on urban issues makes him an excellent lead on this exciting new initiative. Specializing in 20th-century urban and cultural history and sound studies, Dr. Blake is a strong contributor to Ryerson’s Arts and Contemporary Studies program, in which he teaches "Gaming the City," a course that combines urban studies and game studies. He also teaches and supervises students in the Communication and Culture graduate program. He is the author of How New York Became American, 1890-1924 and various journal articles and book chapters. Dr. Blake is currently writing a book titled Audible City on the cultural politics of sound in New York and Los Angeles after 1945, for which he holds a SSHRC Standard Research Grant.

 

Department:

Dr. Art Blake has been appointed Project Lead on CanadianCity, a new hub for interdisciplinary and urban education in Canada.