Experts Spotlight: Professor Martha Radice - Expert in Urban Living and Public Space
Martha Radice is a social anthropologist in the department of sociology and social anthropology at Dalhousie University. She is interested how societies live and interact in the public spaces found in cities (parks, libraries, commercial streets, shopping malls, etc.). She completed her graduate and PhD work in Quebec and is fully bilingual in English and French. Currently, she is studying in the newly proposed Halifax central library project. She hopes to follow the development and eventual construction of the project and examine the ways in which the city utilizes the public space.
- Primary area of research: Urban anthropology in the context of living in cities and what activities occur in public spaces with a specific focus on Montreal.
- Other areas of expertise: multiculturalism, interethnic relationships, cosmopolitanism, francophone networks
- Fluently bilingual in both English and French
- Plays the double bass in the Chebucto Symphony Orchestra
- "I'm a bit of a city chick I guess. I've always lived in cities and I've always loved that."- Martha Radice, social anthropologist
- "l'm very interested in how people deal with rubbing shoulders with different people every day. I'm also interested in how people regulate this interaction."- Martha Radice, social anthropologist
- "l'm looking forward to following how the new central library is developed. What will some of the debates be surrounding it? What will people have to say? It's going to be a new public space in downtown Halifax. What kind of impact will it have on Spring Garden Road? Will it have an impact on how people use the space?"- Martha Radice, social anthropologist
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