sept 2015 - sept 2016
IDEAL HOME (October 2015)
“We even say to ourselves that we’ll have a house, with plenty of windows and hardly any walls, a house where we’ll live, and where we’ll be happy, and that if it’s not a certainty, it’s still a possibility,” sang Jacques Brel. The “Ideal Home” project comes from Suzanne Doucet and Colleen Lashuk, two professional architects, who believe everyone has a right to imagine and dream up their own house, tipi, igloo, shelter… Drawings of this perfect home are then transposed into scale models by participants.
The artists of Métissages Urbains’ second season :
- Guillaume Vermette with « Le Chemin le plus court », as said Chaplin about the laughter. The artist, a clown in his personal life, invites the public to share a good laugh. A filmed performance, broadcasted on the internet as a viral video.
- Patsy Van Roost with « Hommage sur trottoir ». A poetic project allowing residents of a given neighbourhood to pay tribute to each other, both mutually and individually. With stencils, sprays and some sweet words, tenderness will be cultivated on the sidewalks, the very ones on which we look more at our feet than than we do at our neighbours.
- Alexandra Pastena with « Little Roses ». With the act of folding and distributing red roses, each containing a personalized message, the artist, like an nomadic urban landscaper, will gradually build a visual space exemplifying the symbolic power of the rose – feminity, beauty, strength and love.
Learn more: The program of the 2nd season of Métissage Urbains (in French)
STREET PORTRAITS (November 2015)
The talented French illustrator artist Lili Sohn joins the citizens of Ville Marie, including those living in the streets, shelters and day centers for a creative and inclusive collaboration which will result in comic boards and drawings created over the streets, but mostly a glimpse of life from people who are not listen enough, stories and identities which could modestly change our point of view on homelessness.
The caravan calls upon everyone's creativity, why not yours?
Contact Dorothée de Collasson. We look forward to hearing all about your creative and reflexive civic initiative!