Darian Razdar is a writer, photographer, and textile artist with roots in the Great Lakes and Caspian sea basins. Practicing in both independent and community contexts, his work emphasizes poetics, landscape, abstraction, and collaboration.

Darian’s writing has been published by Vallum: Contemporary Poetry, The Blasted Tree, PM Press, Pleasure Dome, The Asian Canadian Living Archive, Upping the Anti, QT Literary, Hearth Garage, Toronto Star, Progressive City, Power Plant Gallery, and Metropolitics. His debut chapbook “Morning Poems” is forthcoming with San Press (Fall 2023). In 2021, Darian’s poem “Laid Bare” won Power Plant Gallery and Toronto International Festival of Authors’ POWER TO THE POETS competition, juried by Elder Duke Redbird.

Darian is the designer and editor of COUNTER-MAP: A Poetics of Place (Reflex Urbanism, 2022).

He has exhibited with BUNKER 2, Xpace, CUE Art Projects, and Univeristy of Michigan Residential College.


Masters of Science in Planning (University of Toronto, 2020)
Bachelor of Arts in Social Theory & Practice and French & Francophone Studies (University of Michigan, 2018)


Thanks to Marisa Fulper Estrada for design assistance and to Ontario Arts Council for support building this site.