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EVENT: Strip-tease QDS

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Spacing Montreal is excited to work with the Trudeau Foundation, l’Université de Montréal, and the Maison de l’architecture du Québec to organize Stip-tease QDS next Friday Sept 30th. Part neighbourhood exploration, part panel discussion, the event will focus on how different visions of place confront each other in the Quartier des spectacles, and how this clash contributes to shaping the place itself.

10h00-12h30: experience the QDS as never before, by meeting some of the characters who inhabit and shape the Quartier des spectacles: Pierre Dénommé from Sentier Urbain who gardens with street kids on the Corner of Ste-Catherine and de Bouillon, Éric Paradis, of Club Sin and Save-the-Main fame, and Keith Schmidt, priest of the red roof church across from Place des Arts. The tour will also include in-situ poetry, music and lunch!

13h30: Join us at Cabaret Cléopatre to meet some of people who have been professionally involved in conceptualizing, designing and occupying the Quartier des spectacles: Réal Lestage (QDS architect), André Carpentier, Marie Belzil, Pascal Lefebvre, Muriel de Zangroniz, André Dudemaine, and Clément Demers. The afternoon will include a panel discussion and a “fishbowl”, during which all participants will be welcome to take a seat on the panel, followed by cocktails at Cléos.

The event will be mostly in French, but English interventions are welcome.

WHEN: Friday September 30th, 10am-5pm

WHERE: Meet at Place de la Paix at 10am

COST: Participation is free but places are limited and regiatration is required.

To register, email or call 514.868.6691


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