May 27, 2018 - From Park Extension to Town of Mount Royal and back again. Taien invited me to visit her old neighborhood where she lived with her family before moving to Ontario. She noticed the changes along the way as we traced the walking commute between their home and her son’s elementary school. [Image/audio credit: Pohanna Pyne Feinberg]


Taien Ng-Chan is an interdisciplinary writer, media artist, researcher and educator. Her work investigates everyday urban life through photography, cinema, poetry, and processes of mapping. Taien incorporates daily travel (from walking and riding the bus to bicycling and driving) as part of her art and research practice. She is a founding member of the Hamilton Perambulatory Unit (HPU). Currently, she teaches in Cinema and Media Arts at York University.



What do you usually do during your daily commute to school, to the store, or to work?

Do you feel like you are connecting with the places that you encounter along the commute?

What are some creative ways that you may be able to interact with your environment (the built environment and the city) during these times?