Recherche, Graphisme,

Without a View, 2020


More in Common, 2020



IL FUT UN TEMPS OÙ

VOIR ÉTAIT LE SYNONYME DE SAVOIR, MAIS RIEN DE PLUS.

The more the happiness industry tries to see, the more it reads faces and spaces with numerical abstractions, the less it seems to know. It confuses smiles with happiness and makes all sorts of basic,





La Partecipazione Alle Idee, 2010
Group exhibition

Capo Di Lucca, Bologna, IT



De Verenigde Sandbergen magazine, 2010
Publication design


with Lauren Grusenmeyer
Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam, NL






WHAT HAPPENS WHEN DIGITAL SURVEILLANCE BECOMES “good” FOR YOU, SO TO SPEAK? WHEN IT BECOMES “good” FOR YOUR HEALTH, HAPPINESS AND WELL-BEING?



MONTRÉAL, QC

A Solo Space For All to See, 2020, Essay on “the happiness industry” in the home under pandemic peril and Google Urbanism.

The Big Picture
, NewCities Foundation
Photograph by Fred Ross, Toronto Star archives



AMSTERDAM, NL
These Are Still The Times, 2020, Interview with Pratt Institute professor Chris Lee, about economic crises and their effects on graphic art and education.

Design Dedication
, Sandberg Instituut and Valiz


PARIS, FR
Apprendre de LUST : mirroirs et folie numérique, 2018, Une remémoire épistolaire avec Greg J. Smith sur la dissolution du studio de design néerlandais LUST.

Back Office
, Édition B42







Contact sheet from the process of photography directing






Plana Pastoralem, 2019




Terra Nullius no. 1, 2019




AMSTERDAM, NL
Where The Image Flows: How Sidewalk Labs’ Public Relations Came To Dominate Journalism, 2019, Visual essay on how Google’s sister company pitched a “smart” city image for Toronto.

Failed Architecture
, FA Foundation


AMSTERDAM, NL
On Criticism As A Fun Mechanism, 2013, Essay on how design and architecture criticism could be more fun and conversational—whether positive or negative.

Volume
magazine, Archis Foundation


AMSTERDAM, NL
New City Myths, 2012, Essay on the visual culture of private towns as a key tool in the power brokering of architecture, real estate, and geopolitics.

Volume
magazine, Archis Foundation




Ligna, 2019




Terra Nullius no. 2, 2019




lies in his youthful “sunny ways”, and Eric Schmidt follows suit with his brand of “radical optimism”. Sunny. Confident. Cheerful. It’s the ideology of positive psychology upgraded to the level to public-private statecraft.”






New City Myths,” 2012
Visual essay

Volume magazine
Archis Foundation, Amsterdam, NL


Turrim, 2019






En cours documentary, 2017
Editor, Guest professor

École de design, UQAM
Montréal, QC





Artist in Residence,” 2013
Photography direction



Coat by Miu Miu, Sculpture by Vanessa Maltese
Style by Rita Liefhebber, Photography by Norman Wong
Flare, Toronto, CA





The Art of the Cutaway,” 2015
Creative direction


Portrait of Shin Yoshikawa, by Ryan Young
Photography direction by Catherine Dean
Apex magazine, Los Angeles, US



Handwriting in an Era of Glitter Text Generators,” 2017
Essay, Photo direction 


Portrait of Chef, by Norman Wong
The Gradient, Walker Art Center, 
Minneapolis, US




Centre for Digital Rights site,
2019 to 2021


Mobile view
Code by Nicolas Roy at Folklore Inc.




Centre for Digital Rights print ad, 2020
Writing, Photography direction
Photography by Philip Cheung
Publication in the Globe and Mail, Financial Post







On The Road to Jazz Fest,” 2015
Creative direction
Photography by Norman Wong
Apex magazine, New Orleans, US



PSYCHOLOGISTS AND DATA SCIENTISTS DOMINATE THE VOCABULARY OF THE HAPPINESS INDUSTRY. EVEN ECONOMISTS AT THE UNITED NATIONS.



WHY?



Research Residency, 2018

Artexte, Montréal, QC





MONTREAL, QC
A conversation with Michèle Champagne,” 2018, Written interview on the vocabulary of the happiness industry and the critical alternatives offered by art and architecture.

Articles
, Artexte


TORONTO, CA
Greg Durrell: Design Canada, 2019, Film review of Design Canada as a specimen of Canada’s dominant colonial fiction—repackaged with modern design and happy house tunes.

C Magazine
, C The Visual Arts Foundation




Happiness is Desire,
2018


On The Road to Jazz Fest,” 2015
Creative direction


Photography by Norman Wong
Photography direction by Catherine Dean
Apex magazine, New Orleans, US





Daar Zijn Wij Van, 2010
Publication design
with Brigiet van den Berg
VPRO, Hilversum, NL



VPRO postcards, 2010
Exhibited at Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, NL




Beste Jaarverslag, 2010
Awarded by Grafischecultuur Stichting
Exhibited at Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam, NL







Hazlitt magazine

Creative direction, Web redesign, 2014
Edit by Christopher Frey, “The Arcade” logo by Michael DeForge
Penguin Random House Canada, Toronto, CA
Award for Website of the Year, National Magazine Awards, 2015




Hazlitt
magazine, 2014
Mobile view
Code by Wayne Thayer


Hz application, 2014
Custom Hazlitt image editing app
Code by Cedric Flazinski





On The Road to Jazz Fest,” 2015
Creative direction

Photography by Norman Wong
Photography direction by Catherine Dean
Apex magazine, New Orleans, US





Handwriting in an Era of Glitter Text Generators,” 2017
Essay, Photography direction

Photography by Norman Wong
The Gradient, Walker Art Center,
Minneapolis, US