Montreal from Below

Openspace on actual urban practices and struggles

June 12, 2010

OPENSPACE FORUM, Saturday June 12, from 1 to 6:30 p.m.

An event organised by DARE-DARE, facilitated by por Sophie Le-Phat Ho and Anne Goldenberg and directed by the participants.

All people – whether we consider ourselves artists, citizens or activists - help invent, defend and shape the diverse meanings of today’s city. We do so in a multiplicity of ways. Some appropriate platforms. Others instigate new concepts of what space and time can mean. Still others struggle for their rights and the survival of their neighborhoods.

As we struggle, appropriate and instigate, we re-invent the city to better suit our needs. These different ways of being and doing often occur organically and without necessarily crossing paths. We would like for them to meet.

DARE-DARE will be hosting a gathering where you, as a participant interested in the creative development of your city, will be the protagonist. The gathering will take the form of an “openspace” forum (need a link here !) for sharing strategies and fostering collaborations. Openspace is a way of co-constructing knowledge, sharing practices and building concrete initiatives.

The event will take place at DARE-DARE, located at the corner of Dufresne and Larivière streets (Metro Frontenac). If you’re interested in attending, please RSVP at We are also looking for those who can translate and/or need translation so please indicate this in your RSVP.

Past Projects

March 11, 2010
Jacinthe Robillard
December 3, 2009
Julie Faubert
October 30, 2009
September 17, 2009
Festival Danse-Mur