The Loyola bus shelter design competition is just the beginning, says Carmela Cucuzzella, assistant professor in the Department of Design and Computation Arts, who initiated Collaboratoire through her new position as Concordia University Research Chair in Integrated Design, Ecology and Sustainability for the Built Environment (IDEAS-BE).
In the coming months, designers, professionals and students will be invited to contribute to a series of art-based installations that reflect on sustainable living in Montreal. “The idea is to build this narrative along Sherbrooke Street that will eventually make a true story about climate change awareness,” she says.
Cheryl Gladu, an interdisciplinary PhD student in the Individualized Program at Concordia, and Collaboratoire team member, says the hope is that the project will inspire people to imagine a better future.
“We’re using design to engage people with the issue of climate change at a local level.”
Submit a project proposal for the Loyola Campus bus shelter by June 15, 2016.