Coffee Talk with Lola Sheppard Lola Sheppard is an architect and educator based in Toronto. She is a founding partner of Lateral Office (2003) with Mason White, a firm dedicated to the productive overlap of architecture, landscape, infrastructure and urbanism. She is also a co-director of InfraNet Lab, a research laboratory dedicated to probing the spatial by-products of contemporary resource logistics (2008). InfraNet Lab is an editor of the journal Bracket: Architecture, Environment, Digital Culture. Her work examines the production of “fourth natures”—landscapes and ecologies that exist as mutant products of politics and technological enhancement. Lola Sheppard has been pursuing ongoing design research entitled Next North: Infrastructures for a Shifting Terrain, which examines infrastructures’ capacity to sustain local ecosystems and cultures in the Canadian North. Lola is co-editor of Bracket [Goes Soft] (2013) and Bracket [at Extremes] (2011). She was awarded the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada 2012 Young Architect Award. Lateral Office was awarded the Pamphlet Architecture no. 30, published by Princeton Architectural Press (2011), the Emerging Voices Award from the Architectural League of New York (2011), and the Canadian Prix de Rome (2010). Lola was invited to Taubman College to give a lecture titled, “Post Natures: Architecture in an Expanded Territory” as part of the Aesthetic lecture series. In addition, she sat down with Dimensions 26 in an open forum event, “Coffee Talk with Lola Sheppard.” Students were invited to participate as part of this interview.