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Scales of waste: An island, an archipelago, and a river

Friday, September 16, 2022
12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Isabelle Boucher and Elizabeth Miller




Meet in front of the Jean Drapeau metro station

An image of a bike next to the St. Lawrence River

Join us on a two-hour bike tour to explore Île Notre Dame with artist/scholars Isabelle Boucher and Elizabeth Miller from Communication Studies. The tour is part of the locative App, WasteScapes and was created in collaboration with sound artist Lou Raskin. The tour was developed in partnership with Le Campus de la transition écologique, The Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling, and Loyola Sustainability Research Centre


Shifting our gaze from the city of Montreal to the Hochelaga archipelago, a group of islands in the heart of the St. Lawrence River, we will reconsider our relationships to the waters flowing through and around us. Cycling through the many scales of waste, we will listen and discuss stories of human and non-human dwelling, letting ourselves be guided by the watery infrastructures, histories, and processes that shape how we relate to Île Sainte-Hélène and Île Notre-Dame.


BIKES: Bring your own or rent a Bixi, available near the metro station. 

WEATHER: The tour will take place rain or sun

APP: Please download the WasteScape App in advance.

TO RSVP: Please fill out this google form.

LIMIT – 15 participants

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