Simon Vickers (born in Flatrock, NFLD, Canada; lives in Toronto, ON, Canada) research interests include public history, urban history, and the history of social movements. He has previously written about social and co-operative housing movements in Montreal, and is currently writing about neighbourhood activist movements in Toronto and Montreal since the 1960s. Simon is a PhD candidate in History at the University of Toronto.
Location: 259 Lake Shore Blvd East
Simon Vickers researches intersections of public and urban history, focusing on activism across particular neighbourhoods in Toronto and Montreal since the 1960s. For this presentation, Vickers engages with Luis Jacob’s two-part installation The View from Here to initiate dialogues on historical social movements and how the city has been impacted by gentrification, affordability and the role of…