The Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Montreal (CIRM) will be organizing conferences, roundtables, speaker series and many other public events on issues pertaning to Montreal.
NEXT EVENT: Friday FEBRUARY 28 2014
CIRM is organizing at Paul-Desmarais-Theatre at the Canadian Centre for Architecture (1920 Baile Street) from 1 pm to 5h30 pm a half day reflection event, open to all, on the topic of corruption in Montreal. The event looks in a very multidisciplinary approach and in particular at the creation of the new "Inspecteur général de la Ville de Montréal" as put forward by Mayor Denis Coderre as the best way to stop corruption in Montreal. RSVP at stephan [dot] gervais [at] mcgill [dot] ca or by phone at 514 398-3960. The speakers invited will give their talk in French. The complete program of the day is available at the following link : programme-long20fev.pdf
The Centre’s first public activity, Questioning Urban Creativity: Montreal, a Case Study, took place on October 18, 19 and 21 at the McCord Museum. It was a colloquium open to the public and free. The detailed program is available here: p2_g140561_cirm_program.pdf. The confrence will be shortly available on line on this web site.
Fifteen speakers addressed the colloquium’s theme by examining concrete examples and applying rich theoretical perspectives. Five broad themes have been identified:
- Montreal as a Multicultural City
- Governance, Democracy and Citizenship Issues in Montreal
- Architecture, Design and Urban Dynamics
- Languages and Language Creativity
- Conceptualizing Montreal’s Creativity.
Two special round tables were also been organized. The first will dealt with new directions in research on cities in general and Montreal in particular. The second examined Montreal’s role in fostering artistic creativity. The event concluded with a lecture by the distinguished scholar Witold Rybczynski with the title Two walks with Frederick Law Olsted on October 21 at 4h30 pm.