Programmation 2016


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Visuel festival

Thursday August 18th, 2016 : 18h-21h


  – Location –

Kabane 77 (77 rue Bernard Est)

Nestled in the heart of the Mile-End, Kabane 77 constitutes a former industrial warehouse constructed in 1960 on property owned by Canadian Pacific. From the outside, all signs would indicate that this site, which has housed a succession of commercial enterprises, has been abandoned. In reality, that is not quite the case: for the past several years, a non-profit organization has been keeping watch over the site with the mission to revive it. Their intentions for its rehabilitation will be revealed during the launch of the festival!

 – Exhibition –

“The Wealth of Heritage”

Auriane Gouzowski and Charlotte Moreau of la Fuente, Exposition Commissioners

music | drinks | food


Friday August 19th, 2016 : 9h00 – 12h00


 – Location –

La Passe (1214 de la Montagne)

A place of gathering, exchange, conceptualization, and creation, La Passe is a cultural space set in the heart of Gaëtan Dostie’s literary multimedia collection, which bears the accounts of numerous witnesses to the vibrancy of Quebec in the 60s and 70s.

 – Brunch & Learn –

Heritage and the Digital : An Exploration of Initiatives

Speakers : Laurier Turgeon (Découvrir Québec), Alexandre Gravel (Toast Studio), Amélie Renouf (H-MTL), Maude Ladouceur (LANDE), Entremise, Richard Lapointe (iScan 3D),  Marc Randoll (Montréal en histoire), Antoine Bédard (Portrait Sonore), Marie-Blanche Foucarde (Mémoires d’Arvida), Robert Pajot (This Place Matters)

 – Experimental Workshops –

brunch | drinks  


Friday August 19th, 2016 : 14h00 – 17h00


 – Location –

360 rue Saint-Jacques. Meeting point : Place d’Armes.

Formerly the headquarters of the Royal Bank of Canada, this 393 foot-high building has, since 2002, been progressively restored and rehabilitated into diverse rental spaces by the real property corporation Gestion Georges Coulombe.

– Guided Visit –

Discover the bank hall, its alcoves, and the history of  360 Saint-Jacques from 1926 to today.

 – Group Workshops –

Heritage Alcoves : A Source of Creativity!

Speakers : Georges Coulombe (building owner and real estate developer specializing in the management and restoration of buildings in Montreal), Daniel-Jean Primeau (artisan of ornamental plaster), Mélissa Mars (co-organizer of the Montreal Heritage Fest), Odile Rompré-Brodeur  (co-organizer of the Montreal Heritage Fest)

snacks | drinks 


Saturday August 20th, 2016 : 10h00 – 13h30


 – Location –

Les Forges de Montréal (227 rue Riverside)

Formerly the Riverside Pumping Station built in 1887, this heritage building has, since 2002, housed Les Forges de Montréal, a non-profit organization which ensures the survival of the profession and skills of the blacksmith.

 – Initiation Workshop –

Stone, Earth, Wood, and Iron : these Matières à réflexion mingle for the creation of an ephemeral collective work.

– Lunch-discussion  –

Heritage Artisans : Current Issues and Future Perspectives

Speakers : Mathieu Collette (master blacksmith),  Alexandre Maquet (stone carver), Riyad Nor Guessoum (co-organizer of the Montreal Heritage Fest and mason – dry earth techniques), Lester Toupin (ARTES), Olivier Toupin (ARTES), Gilles Berthoux (Compagnon du devoir du Tour de France), Mardjane Amin (co-organizer of the Montreal Heritage Fest)

Artisan’s Lunch


Saturday August 20th, 2016 : 14h30 – 16h30


 – Location –

Les Forges de Montréal (227 rue Riverside) 

– Unveiling of the collective ephemeral piece Matières à réflexion –

 – Debriefing –

snacks | drinks


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