Author and professor Andrew Cohen — who won three National Magazine Awards in 1990 for the same article — will be one of the featured speakers at the SAW City Debates tomorrow night (January 25) at the Galerie SAW Gallery in Ottawa, following the screening of a new documentary, Urbanized, by filmmaker Gary Hustwit.
Cohen is currently a professor of journalism and international affairs at Carleton University and spent much of his thirty-year journalism career at the Ottawa Citizen, The Globe and Mail and the Financial Post.
In 1990 his feature article “That Bastard Trudeau” in Saturday Night won the National Magazine Awards for Investigative Journalism, Public Issues, and the President’s Medal as the best overall article of the year.
According to its website the SAW City Debates is an ongoing series meant to spark dialogue around the many important cultural issues affecting the national capital region. Presented in response to recent articles in the media criticizing Ottawa’s urban design, denouncing everything from the National Capital Commission’s apparent inertia to the reliance on developers in shaping our city, the first debate in this series will take a look at urban design successes and failures in this city, but more importantly will help generate ideas and visions for the future.
Tickets are available at the door. 7pm, Wednesday January 25 at Galerie SAW Gallery.