Métissages Urbains - season 1

SEASON #1

sept 2014 - sept 2015

Learn more: press review of the 1st season (2014-2015)

 

 

 

 

IDACTION INVISIBLE

Not so invisible. By triggering a hunger strike, Kena Molina and her troupe generated a debate amongst citizens. One hundred people who were approached in the streets chose to join in, to criticize, and to share their opinions and ideas regarding the huge claims made by the citizens on strike. Microphone in hand, Kena, in her capacity as a journalist, made this episode of civil considerations possible. Images here!

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PUBLIC SPACE, PRIVATE SPACE 

Where are you in the here and now? The artist Emily Laliberté gathers the thoughts of participants on their perception of space. “Is there a place in public space which you consider private?” Discussion is launched. Emily then creates multimedia postcards based on the testimony collected. Fragments of the participants’ lives are rendered through texts, drawings, pictures and even video material accessible via a QR code. On the one side, we have public space; on the other, private space. In the end, participants are invited to distribute the postcards to passersby in order to initiate discussion and promote social diversity. So where are you in the here and now? In public space or in private space?

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IDEAL HOME 

“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.

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A SUMMER AT CABOT SQUARE 

3 artists, 3 residencies, 3 approches. Two years of revovations made way on July 8th 2015 to the new Square, trucks being replaced by a summer cohort of inclusion-driven artists. Three residencies were born to engage bystanders: "De fil en aiguilles" (Élise Hardy), "Fruits du jour" (Soufia Bensaïd) and "Liaisons improbables" (Nicolas Rivard). The issues? Build relationships with the flow of passer-by and create social interactions with the users of the Square, particularly the homeless and the aboriginal patients of the nearby Nothern Quebec Module.

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RANDOM WAYS

Fate is a good provider: the artist Frédéric Péloquin has co-created four works of art with the help of four hundred participants! Using remote-controlled cars equipped with markers, the “artists-for-a-day” first sketched a figure the characteristics of which were discussed, chosen and painted as they went along. It resulted in flamboyant mosaics enriched by the social and cultural diversity of Montreal’s streets.

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SHARED STORIES

A mobile museum is a rare sight. This initiative from the anthropologist Marie-Pierre Gadoua and the artist Mathieu Riel allowed many open-minded individuals to discover the McCord Museum’s collection of First Nation artefacts. Since every artefact derives from historical events, exchanges and specific know-how, these atypical museum experiences have opened the door to hidden knowledge and to discussions about cultural identity, its evolution and its impact on our culturally rich society. Click for images and videos!

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FROM THE SHADOWS TO THE LIGHT

And there was light. Marie-Noël Vanasse, graphic artist, has created this technological gem, the Tagstool, so far little known by the general public. The Tagtool is a performative visual tool used on stage and in the streets. It is used here, with the help of mediator and comedian Alessia de Salis, as a way of blurring the boundaries between casts and cultures so that everyone has access to art. How does it work? A first artist draws on a tablet and then a second artist animates the drawing (this technique is also called live drawing). The result is projected onto a façade in order to highlight a building or a neighbourhood and to generate interaction between passers-by and participants. A must-see artistic residency, live Wednesday April 15 and 22nd, in collaboration with the Quartier des spectacles de Montréal

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OH CROW!

June 21st is not only the beginning of summer, this is also the National Aboriginal Day during which Aboriginal communities celebrate the power of the Sun, a source of life and energy. For this special occasion, a painting was made for the First Nations Garden. Inspired by the Land of Trickster's tale "Oh Crow!", the painting was designed by Frédéric Péloquin (visual design), Geronimo Inutiq (sound design) and more than a hundred Montrealers using remote controlled cars – the same as the residence Random Ways. The end result is a surprisingly colourful mix: come see it at the First Nations Garden until June 2016!

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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!

Partenaires du projet • Project's partners  

 


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  • « By engaging with people on a deep level, we see Exeko reinvigorating individual spirit to rebuild society in a new way. Exeko's work is not about small projects, but about achieving full social inclusion at a systemic level. [...] we believe that Exeko will reach a level of systemic impact with Quebec, Canada and the world within 5-10 years. »

    Elisha Muskat, Executive Director, Ashoka Canada

  • « Its goal? To develop reasoning, critical thinking, logic, and increase citizen participation of these marginalized groups. »

    Caroline Monpetit, Le Devoir (free translation)

  • «  I write my thoughts in my head, not on paper, and my thought is not lost. »

    Participant @PACQ

  • « Why use paper when it is as beautiful as this? »

    One of the co-creator for Métissage Urbain

  • « I Have my own identity ! »

    Putulik, Inuit participant, Métissage Urbain

  • « It is terrible for a society to ignore people with such talent! »

    Hélène-Elise Blais, les Muses about ART and ID projects

  • « Art has the advantage to make people talk about abilities rather than limitations, when confronted with an intellectual disability.  »

    Delphine Ragon, Community Programs Manager, Les Compagnons de Montréal

  • « Over the past few years, we have been seeing more and more high quality productions by people with an intellectual disability who truly are artists.  »

    Julie Laloire @AMDI

  • « Exeko implements creative solutions to several problematic, gives a voice to those we don't hear and hope to the underprivileged. »

    Bulletin des YMCA

  • « Its goal? To develop reasoning, critical thinking, logic, and increase citizen participation of these marginalized groups. »

    Caroline Monpetit, Le Devoir (free translation)

  • « ...empowering the children, and giving them confidence »

    APTN National News

  • « It’s a great program for children to learn about their traditions and to increase their interaction with Elders in the community. »

    Erika Eagle, Social Development Assistant with Waswanipi Brighter Future

  • « We are not higher, we are not lower, we are equal. »

    Simeoni, participant idAction Mobile

  • « Receving is good, but giving is better »

    Participant [email protected]

  • « They're both people. We're not looking enough after people with problems, and mostly with mental health issues. Then we would have more people able to work. »

    Participant, [email protected] Bonneau

  • « What better way to strengthen intergenerational ties? [...] A meeting between peers, a place for expression, learning and recovery »

    Chantal Potvin, reporter at Innuvelle

  • «  I don't know everything, but while reading it, it always bring me one step closer »

    A participant, idAction Mobile

  • «  By engaging with people on a deep level, we see Exeko reinvigorating individual spirit to rebuild society in a new way. Exeko's work is not about small projects, but about achieving full social inclusion at a systemic level. [...] we believe that Exeko will reach a level of systemic impact with Quebec, Canada and the world within 5-10 years. »

    Elisha Muskat, Executive Director, Ashoka Canada

  • «  ...empowering the children, and giving them confidence »

    APTN National News

  • «  I was completely alone today, thanks for talking to me »

    Elie, participant @idAction Mobile

  • «  They're both people. We're not looking enough after people with problems, and mostly with mental health issues. Then we would have more people able to work. »

    Participant, [email protected] Bonneau

  • «  Today, the power acquired through knowledge is more far-reaching than knowledge itself. »

    André Frossard

  • « By engaging with people on a deep level, we see Exeko reinvigorating individual spirit to rebuild society in a new way. Exeko's work is not about small projects, but about achieving full social inclusion at a systemic level. [...] we believe that Exeko will reach a level of systemic impact with Quebec, Canada and the world within 5-10 years.»
    Elisha Muskat, Executive Director, Ashoka Canada
  • « Exeko implements creative solutions to several problematic, gives a voice to those we don't hear and hope to the underprivileged.»
    Bulletin des YMCA
  • « Over the past few years, we have been seeing more and more high quality productions by people with an intellectual disability who truly are artists. »
    Julie Laloire @AMDI
  • « Art has the advantage to make people talk about abilities rather than limitations, when confronted with an intellectual disability. »
    Delphine Ragon, Community Programs Manager, Les Compagnons de Montréal
  • « It is terrible for a society to ignore people with such talent!»
    Hélène-Elise Blais, les Muses about ART and ID projects
  • « I Have my own identity !»
    Putulik, Inuit participant, Métissage Urbain
  • « Why use paper when it is as beautiful as this?»
    One of the co-creator for Métissage Urbain
  • « I write my thoughts in my head, not on paper, and my thought is not lost.»
    Participant @PACQ
  • « Its goal? To develop reasoning, critical thinking, logic, and increase citizen participation of these marginalized groups.»
    Caroline Monpetit, Le Devoir (free translation)
  • « Its goal? To develop reasoning, critical thinking, logic, and increase citizen participation of these marginalized groups.»
    Caroline Monpetit, Le Devoir (free translation)
  • « Today, the power acquired through knowledge is more far-reaching than knowledge itself.»
    André Frossard
  • « They're both people. We're not looking enough after people with problems, and mostly with mental health issues. Then we would have more people able to work.»
    Participant, [email protected] Bonneau
  • « They're both people. We're not looking enough after people with problems, and mostly with mental health issues. Then we would have more people able to work.»
    Participant, [email protected] Bonneau
  • « We are not higher, we are not lower, we are equal.»
    Simeoni, participant idAction Mobile
  • « I was completely alone today, thanks for talking to me»
    Elie, participant @idAction Mobile
  • « Receving is good, but giving is better»
    Participant [email protected]
  • « What better way to strengthen intergenerational ties? [...] A meeting between peers, a place for expression, learning and recovery»
    Chantal Potvin, reporter at Innuvelle
  • «  ...empowering the children, and giving them confidence»
    APTN National News
  • « By engaging with people on a deep level, we see Exeko reinvigorating individual spirit to rebuild society in a new way. Exeko's work is not about small projects, but about achieving full social inclusion at a systemic level. [...] we believe that Exeko will reach a level of systemic impact with Quebec, Canada and the world within 5-10 years.»
    Elisha Muskat, Executive Director, Ashoka Canada
  • « It’s a great program for children to learn about their traditions and to increase their interaction with Elders in the community.»
    Erika Eagle, Social Development Assistant with Waswanipi Brighter Future
  • « ...empowering the children, and giving them confidence»
    APTN National News