ESPACE art actuel no. 136: “Building”

Event, in French, CCA Bookstore, 29 February 2024, 6pm

Please join us for a conversation about the latest issue of ESPACE art actuel, a magazine promoting all contemporary art forms associated with the notion of spatiality.

Focused on the theme “Building,” this issue is interested in the future of architecture as a practice of creating housing within urban agglomerations. It questions how, in designing and making living spaces, architecture always demands collaboration with several participants including, hopefully, its users.

In the context of urban sprawl, the housing crisis, climate change, a rising need to preserve the built heritage, and the sometimes-difficult cohabitation between cars and pedestrians, how can architecture, and more specifically urban planning, contribute to the implementation of living spaces that positively influence our ways of being?

On this occasion, Laurence Boire, Olivia Daigneault Deschênes and Pascal Huynh will discuss their contribution to this latest issue. The discussion will be moderated by André-Louis Paré.

This event is open to the public, no reservation required.

Since December 2013, André-Louis Paré has been director and editor-in-chief of ESPACE art actuel. As a critic and art theorist, he has collaborated with various Quebec magazines devoted to contemporary art. As an exhibition curator, he has directed or co-directed contemporary art exhibitions in Gatineau, Montréal, Québec and Saint-Hyacinthe.

Laurence Boire is a multidisciplinary designer and co-author of “Shared Housing in the City: The Cases of Zurich, Berlin, and Barcelona”

Olivia Daigneault Deschênes is an artist-architect and member of Architecture sans frontières. Her interventions are discussed in Olivier Fabry’s text, “Don’t walk alone at night.”

Pascal Huynh is a teacher at Champlain College and Concordia University and co-founder of Village Urbain and Coop Trapèze. He wrote “Village Urbain: Housing for Communities” in this issue.


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