Kristen Archer

Cities are made up of more than just buildings and roads.  It’s the people and the entrepreneurs that live and work in them that come together to create something unique.  Each city has it’s own quality that makes it what it is.  Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver…all of them have a distinct image in your mind.  Part of what makes each city it’s own is the arts and culture that the city creates.

We wanted to take a look at Hamilton’s music and culture scene this week.  And how it is working to define a changing city into a 21st century arts hub.  And how that in turn is changing the way Hamiltonians view itself.  To help us out, we invited on Kristin Archer.

Kristin is the creator of the blog I Heart Hamilton where she has documented experiences around her hometown since 2011, growing a local social media presence along the way. Kristin is also the host of the weekly show “I Heart Hamilton” on community radio 93.3 CFMU where she further showcases Hamilton with an emphasis on the local arts & culture scenes. She is a major supporter of the local music scene through promoting local music, booking shows, and DJing.

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Nicholas Paul: sound editing.

The Quadrafonics: fantastic opening and closing tunes!

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