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Jessica Hallenbeck
Liu Scholar; PhD Candidate, Geography

Supervisors: Dr. Leonie Sandercock (Planning) and Dr. Geraldine Pratt (Geography)

Committee: Dr. Glen Coulthard (First Nations Studies) Dr. Dory Nason (First Nations Studies) Dr. Kate Hennessey (School of Interactive Arts and Technology, SFU)

I am interested in expanding on our understandings of the gendered nature of settler colonial urban dispossession, documenting through text and film the stories that both fall away from and resist state attempts at seeking closure and certainty.

My work is in collaboration with Rosemary Georgeson, Aboriginal community coordinator at urban ink productions . Together we are documenting through text and film the relationship between urbanization, dispossession, water, and Indigenous women’s labor in the ‘lower mainland’. 

I am also the founder of Hallenbeck Consultants, a Vancouver-based community  planning firm specializing in multimedia training, youth engagement, and digital storytelling for community planning, policy development, and advocacy.

I also serve as a board member for the Access to Media Education Society (AMES)

For more on Rosemary and urban ink please see:

My research is funded through a SSHRC CGS.

Selected Publications

Hallenbeck, J. (2011) A Community Remembers. Video. urban ink productions, twin fish media.

Hallenbeck, J. (2010) Social Justice and Video: Imagining as a Right in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside in Multimedia Explorations in Urban Policy and Planning: Beyond the Flatlands. Sandercock, L., Attili, G. (Eds) New York,  Springer.

Hallenbeck, J. (2008) A Tale of Two Films: Video and the Right to Participation,  Appropriation, and Communication Showroom Symposium: A Discussion  on Making Vancouver Centre A: Centre for Contemporary Asian Art.

Hallenbeck, J. Gurstein, P., Tate, L. (2007) Global Work, Local Lives. Video.

Hallenbeck, J. (2007) Wishlist. Video.

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