Us humans, we walk. That’s how it is.
In cities, walking might be a trivial action, but is also an opportunity to deconstruct the way we move, rethink the relationship between our body and the space around us, reinventing our conception of public space. When we shift the barriers of our environment, this simple act of walking has the capacity to shake up our understanding of space, but also our interaction with cities and the people in them. Then the more we walk, the more the city transforms, and we walk happier.
In March 2018, the Wellesley College in Boston (one of the oldest universities on the american east coast – still for women only), invited us to give a series of workshops as part of their Concert Series. Professor Jenny Olivia Johnson hosted members of our creative team, Mouna (co-founder), Rebecca (product and environment design) and Eva (technical lead) in her class, Studies in 20th Century Music: Interactive Sound Art with Electronics.
Together with her 18 students they worked to co-design and build an interactive sound installation prototype. In this collaborative effort they envisioned what would happen when a trivial sidewalk moves, shakes, rings, sings, rises or rotates… An opportunity to continue experimenting with the art of walking, a theme we presented a few times in our projects, such as Mesa Musical Shadows.
On Saturday, March 17 at 4:00 pm, Mouna will give a talk about participative design at Wellesley College, followed by a public presentation of the students’ prototypes.
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More about the art of walking:
Jean Verville’s dancing golden avenue
Hamish Furton’s walking performance
Walking on water with Christo in Italy
We all know the importance of parks within cities. But they also provide us with new ways to imagine them. (Also, we love trees. Hello!)
On Saturday, February 24th, our co-founder Mouna Andraos will be the keynote speaker at Park People’s Park Summit, Canada’s largest celebration of parks.
This year’s theme, Let’s Play: Montreal in Toronto will be hosted at Toronto’s Daniels Spectrum for a seriously inspiring look at play in parks and public spaces; it’s Canada’s largest gathering of park leaders and champions, planning and design professionals and city builders.
In her keynote, Mouna will present Daily tous les jours’ work creating large-scale interactive installation all across the continent. She will also discuss various strategies the studio has taken to integrate artwork in public spaces.
Let’s show Toronto how Montreal does it!
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The first public launch of The Swings: An Exercise in Musical Cooperation installation is taking place at the Green Box Arts Festival in the beautiful Green Mountain Falls, Colorado. Locals and visitors will be able to swing in this new musical experience from June 23rd to July 13th 2014.
We’re booking new touring destinations around the world now. If you’re interested in finding out more and in hosting The Swings in your city for a special event, get in touch with Fady for full details.
If in Montreal on Saturday, May 4th, drop by the office between 12PM and 5PM as we open our doors and welcome everyone into our world.
The afternoon will be filled with surprises and adventures including:
– Delightful servings of Mister Jaune‘s incredibly strange food and games
– Weird prototypes on display
– The first ever “If Yes Then What” programming workshop focused entirely on getting the love of your life to say “I do”
– Behind the scenes of live installations revealed
– Lots of sing alongs to the best tunes of all times
– Everyone making and sketching big interactive things using tiny littleBits