Hindsight #1

At the intersection of the past and the future exists hindsight, a periodical review of the urban spaces that have shaped our lives and that we continue to shape. Cities are naturally dynamic and constantly changing and as we contemplate their evolution, we ask the question, can we do better with what we already have? 

Even something deemed an eyesore may be the best reminder of how we have historically chosen to build and move within our cities.

Our inaugural issue considers the value of infrastructure projects in a handful of cities across the world. We present both an historical and contemporary viewpoint on the topic of urban infrastructure and what it means for the future of our cities. Richly illustrated with rarely seen archival photographs, the first issue of hindsight challenges the reader to reexamine what are often seen as urban scars. 

Our mandate at hindsight is to study, observe, and research our cities in order to present timely and relevant issues that are facing the urban condition. We will be exploring, especially through archival photography*, a variety of topics through this new magazine series and will be comparing and contrasting our cities, allowing us to learn from each other in the hope of realizing a better urban future. The urban ideas exchange we are building through hindsight will foster a new platform of dialogue as we challenge cities to reexamine, reconsider, and recollect what they already have, in order to determine how they can become better places. The hindsight project is proud to be 100% carbon neutral and the paper stock used in our magazine is made from 100% post-consumer waste. Each issue is designed, produced, and printed in Vancouver, Canada.

With more than fifteen years experience of archival research, professional writing, and project management from coast to coast, the hindsight team of Megan Faulkner and R.J. McCulloch came together while completing Masters degrees in Urban Planning. With a strong academic foundation in urban history and research, the pair travels extensively worldwide, acquiring local knowledge across five continents and more than thirty countries thus far. Combining their passion for heritage with their professional expertise in the field, the hindsight team is excited to offer a new way to appreciate the history of our cities, through archival imagery and critical analysis that together illustrate the evolving nature of our urban centres. It is the sincere hope of the hindsight team that a greater awareness of urban history prevails so that we might better understand where we have been, where we are, and where we are going.