COCKTAIL TALK – THE ART OF OVERCYCLING: THE CITY AS RAW MATERIAL PRESENTED BY CULTURE MONTRÉAL
Free event with registration
Overcycling on an urban scale is a phenomenon that questions our way of thinking about the city by transforming objects or waste materials to give them a new and improved function. The reuse of waste materials is now part of the approach of many creators, sometimes for practical, ecological, aesthetic, symbolic or heritage reasons. How can the city and its infrastructures be used as raw material by artists, designers and architects who shape it?
5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Panel | Creating with and for the city
The repurposing of acrylic globes from old street lights and the reclamation of fallen ash trees from the streets of Montreal are examples of ambitious projects that open up possibilities for creative upcycling practices. How can artists and designers collaborate with institutions to access residual materials to create? How can institutions facilitate the work of creators in this sense? How long do art installations in public space last and to what extent can we imagine a second life for them?
Claude Cormier, Landscape Architect, founding partner of CCxA.
Myriam D. Jutras, Co-founder and strategic ecodesigner, Mine urbaine.
Ronald Jean-Gilles, President, Founder of Bois Public & Director of Sustainable Development at the University of Montreal.
Moderator: Emmanuelle Hébert, Executive Director of Culture Montréal.
Mini conference by Alice Jarry
The artist Alice Jarry presents her practice of in situ creative research and shares her thoughts on the ecological dimension of her artistic approach surrounding overcycling. More details to come.
Cocktail, networking and exhibition visit