Monday, November 2, 2015
Symbols Hurtling Through Space
The headline caught my eye: "Ambulance collides with limo, crashes into Vancouver store." The collision of these two vehicles (one designed for need, the other for want) tells the story of an increasingly divided city and the inevitable conflicts that ensue. That it was the limo that "collided" with the ambulance, not the other way around (as misrepresented by CBC headline writers), is more damaging to our understanding of the city than what happened on the road that night.