Vivek Shraya

A purple cover with stylized pink lettering: “The Magnificent Malls of Edmonton.”

The Magnificent Malls of Edmonton

The Magnificent Malls of Edmonton features thirty Edmontonians sharing their funniest, saddest, most treasured, or most symbolic mall memory. This zine is a tribute to spaces that often dismissed as “ugly” and seen solely as monstrous capitalist hubs, when they are also sites for laughter, heartbreak, reflection and community.

Read the intro by Vivek

“And yet, no matter how we resist, our malls not only shape and section our city, they also shape us.”


  • Adam Holman
  • Aliya Jamal
  • Astrid Susana Castillo
  • Ben Hartt
  • Bryn Bratton Wall
  • Chris Chang-Yen Phillips
  • Dad
  • Dave Macedo
  • Elan Hannah
  • Grace Moreau
  • Heather Zwicker
  • JC
  • Josh Macedo
  • Karen Campos Castillo
  • Katherine Friesen
  • Laurie MacFayden
  • Mari Sasano
  • Matt Whitson
  • Matthew Garrett
  • Mom
  • Saieesha Prasad
  • Sandra Sperounes
  • Shamik Bilgi
  • Shemeena
  • Simon Underwood
  • Talya Macedo
  • Theodore (Ted) Kerr
  • Travis McEwen
  • Zoe Todd
  • Designed & illustrated by Karen Campos Castillo
  • 90 pages, Riso print
  • Released

Really, it’s kind of extraordinary: a rarely seen cross-section of an entire generation’s psychogeography…

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