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Workshops & seminars, Arts & culture

Public Arts Garage First Outcomes

Date & time
Friday, May 27, 2022
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Registration is closed


This event is free


J.W. McConnell Building
1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.

Wheel chair accessible


The "Public Arts Garage" (PAG) promotes international, interdisciplinary collaboration in topics around art and public space. This graduate seminar is ideal for thinker-doers, research-creators who are keenly interested in moving borders of art-making practices as well as theoretical frameworks in research-creation. PAG encourages students to think across the boundaries of their disciplines by proposing collaborative teaching modules that involve three international partner institutions: Bauhaus University, Queen’s University Belfast and Concordia University.

How does/can art in/through public space find new methods to approach critical issues such as hospitality for the uninvited, the refugee, the transient? What dynamic strategies can counter discrimination, conflict and apathy? Can we tinker with tools to rekindle enchantment, to reinvest in enjoyment, to relish in building together?

On Friday May 27th, students from all three institutions, based in Ireland, Germany, Brazil, China and many other countries will create a series of interventions in the public space, from Montreal’s Place des festivals to Concordia, walking through the city. 4th Space will house the debriefing session of the eight international groups as they present the video footage of their morning explorations and discuss eventual impacts and variations of this work. The session will be animated by Concordia professors Silvy Panet-Raymond (Dance) and Louis Patrick Leroux (English & Etudes françaises).

How can you participate? Attend in person (note, we can accommodate up to 30 audience members comfortably in the space) or online by registering for the Zoom Meeting or watching live on YouTube.

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