Following the great success of City Talks, offered in partnership between Heritage Montreal and the McCord Museum, we are pleased to invite you to a second series of conferences / discussions starting Wednesday, October 16th.
City Talks is a four-part series of lectures where Montreal’s leading thinkers and builders share their points of view on current practical urban issues affecting Montrealers. All the talks are moderated by Dinu Bumbaru, Policy Director of Heritage Montreal and introduced by Amélie Masson-Labonté, Coordinator of Cultural Activities at the McCord Museum.
Take a critical look at the future. Discuss and debate issues related to our city. The lectures are open to the public and followed by drinks and conversation.
From 6 to 8 pm, at the McCord Museum, J.A. Bombardier Theatre (690 Sherbrooke St. W.)
Click here to download the 2013-2014 City Talks brochure
Wednesday, October 16th at 6 p.m.
WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF OUR INSTITUTIONAL HERITAGE BUILDINGS?
The social, demographic and technological changes of recent decades have gradually deprived older institutional buildings of their primary functions. A growing number of schools, hospitals and churches are being abandoned, but their new roles are often improvised at the expense of architectural heritage. How do we protect our public heritage and give these buildings new functions ?
Caroline Andrieux, Founder and Artistic Director of the Darling Foundry
Jacques Vincent, Co-President Prével
Wednesday, January 22nd at 6 p.m.
WHY DO WE NEED PUBLIC ART IN THE CITY?
Well-established in the urban landscape, works of public art are symbols that have inhabited the daily lives of Montrealers for generations. They are part of the public space, which raises questions about their relevance. Are they meaningful and inspirational for citizens? What role do they play in building the city’s identity?
Élizabeth-Anne Doyle, Executive and Artistic Director of MU
Alexandre Taillefer, XPND Capital / Managing Partner,XPND Capital
Wednesday, March 12th at 6 p.m.
ARCHITECTURE AND TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE: IMPOSSIBLE DREAM OR CREATIVE OPPORTUNITY?
Utilitarian, accessible, safe, sustainable and economic – the list of demands on transport infrastructure is long. Should we be restricted by it, or can we also be inventive in the design of new projects? Can they incorporate creative architecture, without compromising effectiveness?
Alain Dufour, Executive Director, Mission Design
Gérard Beaudet, Professor, Institut d’Urbanisme, Université de Montréal
Wednesday, May 14th at 6 p.m.
OUR ARCHITECTURAL LEGACY: AN OBSOLETE CONCEPT OR A CHALLENGE FOR ALL PROJECTS?
Today’s major projects, designed and constructed under LEED building standards, through PPPs and going to the lowest bidder – can they be important sustainable achievements for the future? What legacy will today’s material concerns leave for the Montreal of tomorrow?
André Bourassa, Architect, Partner at Bourassa Maillé architectes
Renée Daoust, Architect and Urban planner associate, Daoust Lestage inc. architecture design urbain
No reservation required, limited seating - … first come, first seated!
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