PhD Candidate Writes Illiterate Dissertation to Protest Grammar Colonialism

Any day now we’ll hit peak Social Justice Warrior. Either that or we’ll end up eating each other to protest agricultural colonialism.

If you’re wondering why architecture is such a mess these days, it’s because despite being somewhat more real world than the usual Social Justice Warrior fields like sociology or unpacking critical race microaggressions and a ham sandwich, it’s increasingly made up of the same lunatics smearing their feces on the wall while claiming that they’re protesting colonialism or Bush.

Meet Patrick Stewart, not that one. The PhD candidate writing a dissertation on indigenous architecture (not a thing) and indigenous knowledge (lack of grammar) using his illiterate powers to protest colonialism. He’s got a funny hat which makes him ‘indigenous.’

Stewart’s dissertation, titled Indigenous Architecture through Indigenous Knowledge, eschews almost all punctuation. There are no periods, no commas, no semi-colons in the 52,438-word piece. Stewart concedes the odd question mark, and resorts to common English spelling, but he ignores most other conventions, including the dreaded upper case. His paper has no standard paragraphs.

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Even worse, this idiot is at the University of BC.  WTF indeed.


Patrick Stewart has designed a number of high-profile buildings, including the Aboriginal Children’s Village, pictured, a unique, 24-unit residence for foster children and their families in Vancouver.

  • It is not progressivism. It is regressivism. It is marked by illiteracy.

    Carry on.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Low bigotry of soft expectations.(yes, that’s on purpose)
      They were here for thousands of years and never got around to writing any of it down.
      Is his last name really Liebowitz, too?
      By the way, e.e. Cummings was better.

      • He is just lazy.

        There are plenty of languages that don’t conform to most standards of English grammar. One would still be expected to follow these standard if one wanted to appear literate.

        He’s a dolt who thinks he can stick it to the man by being a philistine. What a thing to be proud of.

      • Edubeat
  • Martin B

    UBC has sold its soul for a mess of pottage. I hope they’re happy.

  • Maggat

    Progressive, ‘First Nation’, PhD dissertation on ‘Indigenous Architecture, Indigenous Knowledge’. UBC? What do we expect?

  • Jaedo Drax

    Has he figured out the wheel yet?

  • canminuteman

    So his thesis advisor should just fail him and get on with his life.

  • tom_billesley

    ” …a unique, 24-unit residence …”
    It’s unique because nobody wants another one.

    • Frau Katze

      Good point.

  • Chatillon

    It used to be that one had to know two languages besides one’s mother tongue to get a Ph.D. Now it seems that even mastery of one’s mother tongue is optional.

    • k1962

      Apparently he wrote his first dissertation many years ago in his native language and it was rejected, so I guess he tried something new. It is totally unreadable and he had to write normal paragraphs summarizing each section so his committee could read it. What an a**.

  • andycanuck

    Stop SHOUTING, dickwad!

  • The Indian guy is wearing a colonialist suit – a banana-leaf skirt would be a better match for his worldview.

  • Edubeat

    The poet ee cummings had this dude beaten by decades as all his poetry eschewed proper grammar and punctuation

  • edlancey

    The building looks like a ghastly 90’s shopping centre with s couple of totem poles dunked out front.