The Inter-university Charrette, inaugurated in 1994, brings together students and recent graduates from a range of design disciplines to solve a problem relating to the urban environment. Participants come from programs in architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, graphic design, environmental design and design art at various universities. The Charrette takes place over three days.
The 2013 Charrette, entitled TRANSMUTATION, invites young designers to question the future of the city in the age of information technologies. TRANSMUTATION encourages the production of new modes of representation regarding Montreal and its ability to adapt, transform and mutate according to economical transactions, social distributions, and political actions. Registration details are available on the 2013 Charrette website.
TRANSMUTATION is organized by the CCA and McGill University, in collaboration with Université de Montréal, Université du Québec à Montréal, and with the participation of Université Laval, Carleton University, Ryerson University and University of Toronto. Since 1996, Charrette information has been disseminated through distinct websites, which showcase all competition entries as well as jury comments on winning projects.
The launch of the Charrette will take place at the CCA on 14 February 2013 at 6 pm and will be streamed live. With keynote lectures by Georges Teyssot (Architecture historian, Université Laval) et Neil Clavin (designer).
2011: Liquid City
2009: Nourishing the City
2008: Housing Crisis in the North
2007: Recréer la rue comme un monde
2006: 4e vie du bassin Peel
2005: Carrée des arts
2004: Festival Palace
2002: Improbable Places
2001: Post-modern Pathologies
2000: Movement, Landscape and Place: The Footbridge
1999: Urban Follies
1998: A Place in the Public Eye
1997: Signs of Life: Outdoor Advertising in the Urban Landscape
1996: Land Into Landscape