Conference-Experience | Berges culturelles
To promote the appropriation of riverbanks by locals and tourists, many urban planning projects have focused on arts and culture.
Amongst the many projects that have made use of public artworks, we can think of Estuaire, which runs between Nantes and Saint-Nazaire or, closer to us, at the Samuel-De Champlain boardwalk in Québec City. Based on the case of Montréal and considering culture in a broad sense, this conference-experience will question in what ways arts and culture can or could be a driving force for (re)discovering the St. Lawrence River.
Berges culturelles continues the second season of Montréalers and Islanders, a series of conferences-experiences that forms a part of the Semaine du Saint-Laurent organized by Stratégies Saint-Laurent. The Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Montréal (CIRM) and Stratégies Saint-Laurent invite citizens, actors from the maritime sector, and the research community to meet on the shores of the St. Lawrence River to collectively reflect on the fluvial issues of the city. The first season, recorded in June 2021, is available as a podcast.
- Laurent Vernet — Associate Member, CIRM; Director, Centre d’exposition de l’Université de Montréal
- Anouk Bélanger — Axis director, CIRM; Professor, Department of Social and Public Communication, UQAM
- Dominique Chalifoux — Museologist and Public Art Specialist
- Geneviève Dupéré — Researcher at CRITAC and Maritime Designer; PhD Student in Art Studies and Practices, UQAM; écH2osystème
- Lisette Lemieux — Artist, Regard sur le fleuve
This event will take place, rain or shine. Registration is mandatory.
Please take note that the tour will follow a one to two-kilometre route, some sections of which may not be accessible to people with reduced mobility.
The vaccine passport and masks are no longer required to participate in this event, but please make sure to keep a distance, to wear a mask if you are approaching other participants, and to criem.cirm [at] mcgill.ca (subject: Berges%20culturelles) (contact CIRM) if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms to cancel your registration.