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THE SITE COLLECTIVE

The Site Collective is a not-for-profit organization established in 2015 to continue the legacy of Canada’s longest running independent journal for architecture and urbanism. As a team of designers, academics, practitioners, journalists, and consultants, we work independently as well as with collaborators from various disciplines to deliver creative projects that contribute to the discourse around social change.

Collectively we believe in the the capacity of the built environment and its related disciplines — architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, and art, among others — to positively impact social, political, cultural, and ecological challenges facing humanity and the planet more broadly. We are particularly interested in offering an interdisciplinary platform to explore the agency of designers and aligned professionals in bringing change, advocacy, and engagement beyond the limits of art and design.

Our primary activity is the semi-annual publication of The Site Magazine. However, we are also engaged with a series of ongoing activities in the areas of publishing, curation, education, and advisory support.

 

CLIENTS COLLABORATORSCOMMUNITY

  • Air Baltic

  • Artscape Youngplace

  • a Forschung

  • Arts Everywhere

  • The Baltic Pavilion

  • BEA Toronto

  • BEA Atlantic

  • Canada Council for the Arts

  • Canadian Centre for Architecture

  • d.talks

  • dc3 Art Projects

  • Department of Unusual Certainties

  • Musagetes Foundation

  • Ociciwan Contemporary Art Collective

  • Ontario Association for Architects

  • Pantopicon

  • Publishing in Architecture

  • Toronto Design Off Site

  • Toronto Design Biennale

  • Vancouver Design Week

  • Volumes Zurich

  • Word on the Street Toronto

 

CO-FOUNDERS

Nicky Bruun-Meyer // Publisher // Toronto

Nicky is an Architect, photographer, and writer based in Toronto. She has been involved in a number of design initiatives related to public space, the temporary nature of spaces, and community engagement.

Miriam Ho // Editor in Chief // Toronto

Miriam is a writer, editor, installation artist and architectural designer based in Toronto. She also writes fiction and narrative essays.  She previously worked for internationally renowned architects Philip Beesley and Shigeru Ban. 

 

Ruth Jones // Editor in Chief // Toronto

Ruth is a writer and editor, she holds a PhD in French and Francophone Studies from UCLA, with research focusing on literary subjectivity, perception, and urban space. Her writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Canadian Architect, and Quebec Studies.

Aisling O’Carroll // Editor in Chief // London & Berlin

Aisling is a Landscape Architect and Architect, involved in practice, research, and teaching, currently based at the Bartlett. Her work is currently focused on the relations between culture, landscape, infrastructure and ecology.

 

Michael Taylor // Publisher // Zurich & London

Mike is a consultant in Zurich. He has studied at The Architectural Association, UBC, and The Smith School of Business at Queen’s University and The Judge Business School at Cambridge University. His work focuses on strategy, design, and research relating to emerging technologies and cities.

Carey van der Zalm // Creative Director // Edmonton

Carey is an Architect, AAA, graphic designer, and architectural healer. Carey is trained in traditional Algonquin Shamanic healing and has made it her practice to integrate architecture with healing. She has designed and published several books and magazines relating to these topics.

 

EDITORIAL & DESIGN TEAM

Cristina Craiu // Designer // Vancovuer

Cristina is an Intern Architect, AIBC. Her interest in all forms of design has lead her to contribute to a variety of projects ranging from architecture to exhibition and graphic design.

 

Ania Molenda // Advisor // Rotterdam

Ania is an independent Rotterdam-based researcher and curator. She is a founder and editor-in-chief of Amateur Cities and a member of Rotterdam’s Culture Council 2017-2020. Ania publishes on architecture in various periodicals and academic journals.

 

Amrit Phull // Contributing Editor // Bangalore

Amrit is an architectural designer and writer based in Bangalore. Her previous work in Eastern James Bay Cree Territory informs her current research on empathic design and Indigenous place-making within Canadian urban centres.

Tatum Dooley // Contributing Editor // Toronto

Tatum is a writer, editor, and curator based in Toronto . Her writing has appeared in Artforum, Canadian Art, Border Crossings, Lapham's Quarterly, the Globe and Mail, and the Walrus.

 

Matthew Neville // Contributing Editor // Halifax

Matt is a licensed professional planner in Canada, who writes and edits for architecture and urbanism publications, with a focus on academic editing for non-native English writers who are writing about big issues in big cities.

 

John Sadar // Contributing Editor // Melbourne

John is the director of architecture at Swineburne University. He has worked in private practice with various firms in Finland, Slovenia, Canada, and the United States, and is a co-founder of the interdisciplinary design studio little wonder.

 

AWARDS

2019 // NATIONAL MAGAZINE AWARDS

SILVER MEDAL: BEST ART DIRECTION FOR A SINGLE ARTICLE

Awarded for “Body, Space & Object” — The National Magazine Awards Jury

2018 // NATIONAL MAGAZINE AWARDS

GOLD MEDAL: MAGAZINE GRAND PRIX / MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR
GOLD MEDAL: BEST MAGAZINE ART & LITERARY
SILVER MEDAL: BEST EDITORIAL PACKAGE

The Site Magazine impresses readers with the consistency of its content and design. Though highly specialized, this audacious magazine captures the essence of contemporary publishing through a conceptual approach that illuminates our time in an intelligent, deep and original way. The result is a great reader experience on every page, one that is truly deserving of the Magazine Grand Prix.” — The National Magazine Awards Jury


2017 // CANADIAN MAGAZINE AWARDS

GRAND PRIX: ART DIRECTION

“In its inaugural issue — exploring the concept of Borders — this publication provides a fascinating glimpse at painting the ordinary as extraordinary. It is filled with stunning photos, which add to the depth and colour of the stories presented and to the imagination of its readers.” — The Canadian Magazine Awards Jury

 


OFFICES

 

THE SITE COLLECTIVE HEADQUARTERS

Bellwoods Avenue // Toronto // Canada

Inquiries: nicky@thesitemagazine.com

 

THE SITE MAGAZINE DESIGN & PRODUCTION

100 Avenue // Edmonton // Canada

Inquiries: carey@thesitemagazine.com

 

EUROPEAN PUBLISHING OUTPOST

Erismannstrasse // Zurich // Switzerland

Inquiries: mike@thesitemagazine.com

 

EUROPEAN EDITORIAL OUTPOST

Millennium Square // London // United Kingdom

Inquiries: aisling@thesitemagazine.com