Graduate Programme in Geography, York University
Research keywords: Migration; class and capitalism; settler colonialism; informal spatial (re)production; Toronto’s urban periphery
Esmond Lee is an artist, architect and first year PhD student in Critical Human Geography. He holds a Master of Architecture from University of Toronto and was a practicing architect with experience in diverse building types before joining York University. His research concerns include migration, class and capitalism, settler colonialism, and informal spatial (re)production in Toronto’s urban periphery. His artistic outputs examining these issues include public installations for Nuit Blanche Toronto and CONTACT Photography Festival. Recently, his installation “Gods Among Us” at Malvern Town Centre examining places of worship in Scarborough was nominated for a 2022 Heritage Toronto Award for Public History.