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Satellite's Montreal issue offers a broad overview of the city’s historical evolution over the last few decades and a window into its arts and design communities. Features include interviews with Canadian Centre of Architecture founder and design activist Phyllis Lambert; short profiles of local visual artists and a discussion of how gentrification is impacting the art scene; a look at innovative music venue Casa del Popolo; and more.
The remainder of the issue touches on a broad range of topics related to politics, place, and art. Noam Chomsky discusses the United States’ relationship with Iran, while writer Riddhi Shah reflects on violence in her native Mumbai. Several pieces deal with migration: Ivory Coast native Ali Baba describes his first week as an illegal immigrant in New York; Ashley Rawlings writes about moving between languages and continents since early childhood; and Sarah Wesseler looks at the spatial implications of Oslo’s dramatically rising immigrant population. Art features include Austrian painter Jörg Herold’s 2011 Iceland-inspired series Islands and darkly comical Wite-Out portraits from Iranian-American physics professor/artist Fereydoon Family.