January to March 2013
[College and University Workshop]
This workshop was curated as part of the exhibition ABC : MTL for the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal.
How can newspapers engage in and inspire debate about the city? This workshop invites local postsecondary students to take on the role of citizen journalists and investigate contemporary issues addressed in ABC : MTL. The workshop considers the concept of “exhibition as city” and uses the form of an alternative newspaper to participate in urban debate. A circuit of three stations in the galleries inspire reflection on the built and social environment of Montréal. Students will think journalistically through imagery, interview their fellow classmates and write a manifesto to the public. They will produce a newspaper which will then be added to ABC:MTL.
ABC:MTL is an urban abecedary and exhibition-based initiative that maps the contemporary Montréal cityscape through design, photography, installations, models, and public programs.