Annabel Vaughan is a BCIN certified graduate architect and principal of publicLAB RESEARCH + DESIGN based in Toronto. Positioning an understanding of architecture within the city’s political + cultural discourse, her interest lies in the intersection between architecture as a spatial practice reflected in a single built work and the broader role of architecture as an agent for cultural production in the city. She writes and participates regularly in discussions concerning the role architecture and public art can play as an agent of political change in the city. Vaughan has taught design studios at the School of Architecture at the University of Waterloo, the University of British Columbia and the British Columbia Institute of Technology and guest lectured at SFU and Emily Carr University of Art + Design. She has written on contemporary art and the public realm and has been published in catalogues, academic journals and essay collections. Her work has been exhibited at Centre A, Artspeak, Presentation House, the Vancouver Art Gallery, and The Other Gallery in Banff.