Professor Leslie Kern explores how the intricate relationship between gender, intersectionality, and gentrification affects the experience of women and gender non-conforming individuals living in the city. How does city design exacerbate inequality and exclusion, and is gentrification inevitable?
Leslie Kern, PhD, is the author of three books about cities, including Gentrification Is Inevitable and Other Lies and Feminist City: Claiming Space in a Man-Made World. She is an Associate Professor of Geography and Environment and Women’s and Gender Studies at Mount Allison University, in Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada. Kern's research has earned a Fulbright Visiting Scholar Award, a National Housing Studies Achievement Award, and several national multi-year grants. She is also an award-winning teacher. Kern's writing has appeared in The Guardian, Vox, Bloomberg CityLab, and Refinery29.
Flavia Russo is a behavioural analyst at Canvas8. After gaining her MSc in international development from KCL, she worked as a translator and researcher in the non-profit and political risk sectors. There, she gained experience conducting qualitative and ethnographic research, from which her passion for analysing cultural and behavioural trends develops. When not working, Flavia loves spending time with her many cats and dogs, travelling to exotic locations, or playing tennis.
Polyester is a stalwart feminist publication that has grown from strength to strength for over a decade. As feminism faces new challenges globally, we talked to its founder, Ione Gamble, about fostering a loyal community and building an inclusive and diverse movement for the future.
With our modern lives undergoing a period of rewilding, our vision of tech futures is in flux. Canvas8 spoke to digital pioneer, academic, and author Sue Thomas about how brands can use technology to leverage humanity’s affinity for nature and merge the digital with the great outdoors.
The ‘death of the #girlboss’ has galvanised conversations about White feminism and how it fails to advocate for women from historically marginalised communities. Canvas8 spoke to author and journalist Koa Beck about her book White Feminism and why brand allyship should be intersectional.
As Australia’s housing market skyrockets, young Australians are finding ways to get on the property ladder. A record number of first home buyers are eschewing the ‘great Australian dream’ in favour of ‘rent-vesting’: buying property in affordable postcodes so they can rent in better locations.