Pecha-Kucha special: le Boulevard Saint-Laurent

Friday May 7th, 8:20pm – FREE at the SAT, 1195 Saint-Laurent

Vendredi le 7 mai, 20h20- GRATUIT à la Société des Arts Technologiques, 1195 Saint-Laurent.

PechaKucha Montréal et l’arrondissement de Ville-Marie organiseront une soirée de présentations autour du passé, du présent et de l’avenir du boulevard Saint-Laurent ” – de la rue Sherbrooke au boulevard René-Levesque

Jadis épicentre de la vie montréalaise, le boulevard Saint-Laurent, entre les rues Sherbrooke et le boulevard René-Levesque, est aujourd’hui en quête d’une nouvelle identité.

Frontière imaginaire, patrimoine immatériel, Est-West, red-light, prohibition, faune urbaine, nightlife, espaces vacants, topographie, architecture, développement immobilier, salles de spectacle, commerces, logements, parcs, skates, néons, sens unique, métro, héritage culturel, environnement sonore, enseignes, festivals, musique, touristes et hotdogs; autant de pistes de réflexion qui peuvent mener à la régénération de cette artère mythique.

Professeurs, architechtes, travestis, danseuses et encore plus ! Comprendre “l’esprit du lieu” du boulevard Saint-Laurent pour bâtir son avenir. Les présentations auront le format PechaKucha (20 diapositives projetées chacune durant 20 secondes). Venez vous inspirer !

Pour la liste complète des présentations, voir le site web de Pecha Kucha Montréal

PechaKucha Montréal in collaboration with the borough of Ville-Marie will host presentations on the past, present and future of the “Main” – from Sherbrooke Street to René-Levesque Boulevard.

In former times, the St. Laurent Boulevard between Sherbrooke and René-Levesque was the epicentre of Montreal life. Now this stretch of the Boulevard is searching for a new identity.

Imaginary frontier, intangible heritage, Est-West, red-light, prohibition, urban fauna, nightlife, vacant lots, topography, architecture, property development, concert halls, shops, housing, parks, skateboards, neon lights, one-way, metro, identities, cultural heritage, festivals, music, tourists and hotdogs; a few starting points to inspire your own (re-)definition of this mythical part of the city.

University profs, architects, transvestites, burlesque dancers and more! The presentations will take the PechaKucha format (20 slides, each displayed 20 seconds). Come and be inspired!

For the liste of presentations, see the Montreal Pecha Kucha Night website.

Photo by Tristan Brand, taken Nuit blanche, 2010, used with permission.

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  1. Don’t forget there is also a day of events and a (sort of) consultation Saturday afternoon; a guided tour of the area starting at 1 from the SAT, presentations and an opportunity to give your 2 cents starting at 2:30 at the SAT. More info:
    http://ville.montreal.qc.ca/portal/page?_pageid=87,59709598&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL

    It’s worth noting that the Ville Marie Borough does not envision any new public consultations for any of the new projects planned for either side of St. Laurent, so this might be the only opportunity for interested persons to be heard (if not listened to)!

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