4TH SPACE is an immersive experience designed to bring knowledge and ideas to life. It offers programming grounded in innovation and creativity, revealing research and experiential learning activities that focus on compelling issues, surrounding humans, culture and society – in inspired and inventive ways.
4TH SPACE is at once a science centre, living lab, theatre, design showroom and exhibition space. It is an inclusive, innovative and versatile venue at the corner of De Maisonneuve and MacKay – a street-level vitrine that offers the public the opportunity to become a part of a unique experience.
Within its flexibly-designed space, discover installations, rotating residencies, curated programs, and special events including screenings, idea labs, lectures, performances, consultations, hack-a-thons, conferences and more. A night cinema extends the experience beyond opening hours.
4TH SPACE provides a lens into the world of knowledge – a distinctive space to connect and engage with Concordia.
4TH SPACE will open the garage doors to host Concordia SAE, a student-run chapter of Society of Automotive Engineers SAE International. This world-renowned engineering organization hosts annual international competitions that allow students to apply classroom knowledge to real-life situations by challenging students to design, manufacture, test and compete with vehicles in range of dynamic environments. Coinciding with the Montréal Grand Prix, the program includes a showcase of vehicles and prototypes from five different competitions, including: Formula Combustion, Formula Electric, Baja off-road, Aero Design, and Supermileage. Start your engines!
CIRCUS SUMMER SCHOOL: Writing Contemporary Circus
July 2 – 14, 2019
Circus Summer School invites the public to experience contemporary circus research in motion.
Held in collaboration with Montréal Complètement Cirque’s International Market of Contemporary Circus, the seminar includes regular afternoon performances and ongoing drop-in demonstrations of contemporary circus training including tumbling and trapeze!
QUEERING THE MAP
July 15 – 26, 2019
Queering The Map (QTM) is a community-generated digital counter-mapping project that aims to archive fleeting moments of queer existence and resistance in relation to physical space. The mapping of queer histories is at the core of the project and is done in order to preserve a collective history that is always at risk of erasure. The project is part of a curatorial residency hosted at Curating and Public Scholarship Lab (CaPSL), a space at Concordia that aims to integrate academic theory with practical curatorial experimentation.
HYBRID MINDS/HYBRID BODIES
August 5 – 9, 2019
Hybrid Minds/Hybrid Bodies brings together artists and researchers from the diverse fields of art, science, medicine, cardiology, ethics, philosophy, psychiatry, sociology, nursing, art history, literary and film studies, and anthropology, to discuss issues of the non-medical effects of organ transplantation in organ recipients and donor families. The core members of the Hybrid Minds/Bodies team have worked together for over a decade looking at phenomenological, socio-political and pop-cultural aspects of heart transplantation and organ donation.
SPACELAB: Space Concordia Summer Garage
August 12 – 22, 2019
Space Concordia is an award-winning multidisciplinary student society that designs, builds and competes at national and international aerospace competitions. Working in different subdivisions such as Spacecraft, Ground Station, Rocketry and Robotics, they provide a platform where student can exercise their passion for space.