"I have long been fascinated by how people understand themselves using landscape, by the topographies of self we carry within us and the maps we make with which to navigate these interior terrains." The Old Ways, pp. 26, Robert Macfarlane.
Place names are a reflection of where we live, where we've come from and how we perceive our landscape. The Naming Edmonton project is a catalogue of Edmonton place names, their origins, meanings and some reflection on how a veneer of colonialism colours our view of this ancient place.