Articles by Kathryn de Ruijter
December 6, 2013
The park exists because of the hard work and patronage of the Friends of the High Line
November 4, 2013
Emergence is the way in which small and simple actions or interactions create a very complex system or structure Steven Johnson, guest on the show and author of the book Emergence, proposes that neighbourhoods are organically created by a series of small accidents, what he calls 'swerve' ...
July 26, 2013
What is it about honesty in music that draws us in? White says that the beauty of a great song is that, "it doesn't have to be intensely personal, because when it is everyone else is left out Peacock draws from this truth when he says of Williams and White, " ...
June 17, 2013
On our current street, most homes are owner-occupied and there is a desire to maintain and better our surroundings They see our education system (particularly higher education) as creating a culture of 'homelessness': by being so focused on upward mobility, it "produces career-oriented consumers who...
May 17, 2013
The centre, the downtown of Gruen's perfected community was complete, but rather than building the other necessary pieces of his vision—the homes, schools, and offices—the developer turned the land surrounding the mall into an ocean of parking It would allow its inhabitants to live independently of ...
November 8, 2012
Perhaps this is obvious, since Dove's objective is to sell beauty products, but I had somehow imagined the company to be full of people who were passionate about working to break down the objectification and sexualisation of women Dove was, in some way, giving permission to women to love their bodie...
June 1, 2012
There are interesting parallels between Hamilton's one-way networks and North American public life and dialogue The one-way street experiment has run its course in Hamilton and in many cities across North America ...
April 2, 2012
Convivium contributor Kathryn De Ruijter reflects on the age-old tradition of Shabbat as a restorative rhythm.
Lately, though, I've been thinking about the age-old tradition of Shabbat (the Jewish Sabbath): a day of rest, communion, and feasting, usually preceded by a day or two of busy, hectic work, with family members rushing around making final preparations for the Sabbath While we believe that keeping Sa...