(Re)build the territory: How can we strengthen the city through art and culture?
11 December 2020
A conversation about strategies to develop and promote public spaces
The event will focus on the many ways culture and its different forms can reinforce strategies to develop and promote public spaces. First, panelists will be invited to share about their approaches and practices to enliven public spaces throughout the year, how to develop cultural life in proximity and models to enhance culture in the local identity.
Next, Fred Kent, a placemaking pioneer, will detail why improvisation and collective engagement are key for public spaces and to strengthen social fabric. By highlighting unique qualities in cities, he will show that it is possible to slightly change the way people use their neighbourhood and cities. He will also discuss how outdoor public spaces around libraries, cultural centers, colleges and universities can become places of social and cultural development.
Guests : 𝗠𝗲𝗹𝗶𝘀𝘀𝗮 𝗠𝗼𝗻𝗴𝗶𝗮𝘁, Daily tous les jours, 𝗚𝘂𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗮𝘂𝗺𝗲 𝗘́𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗲𝗿, UQAM, 𝗢𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗲𝗿 𝗟𝗲𝗴𝗮𝘂𝗹𝘁, Vivre en Ville and Laboratoire de l’hiver, and more.
Invited speaker : 𝗙𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗞𝗲𝗻𝘁, PlacemakingX, the Social Life Project and Project for Public Space
Virtual conversation from 10 h to 11 h 30 with Marc-André Carignan
Panel in english by Fred Kent from 11 h 30 to 12 h 30