PechaKucha Montreal #17

On Friday, May 7, 2010, PechaKucha Montreal in collaboration with the borough of Ville-Marie will host presentations on the past, present and future of St-Laurent Boulevard – otherwise known as the “Main” – from Sherbrooke Street to René-Levesque Boulevard. Doors to the venue, the SAT (Société des arts technologiques) open at 7:20pm, and presentations begin one hour later at 8:20pm. Admission is free.


In former times, the St-Laurent Boulevard between Sherbrooke and René-Levesque was the epicentre of Montreal life. Now this stretch of the Boulevard is searching for a new identity. Imaginary frontier, intangible heritage, East-West, red-light, prohibition, urban fauna, nightlife, vacant lots, topography, architecture, property development, concert halls, shops, housing, parks, skateboards, neon lights, one-way, metro, identities, cultural heritage, festivals, music, tourists and hotdogs; a few starting points to inspire your own (re-)definition of this mythical part of the city.


Organizers are looking for presenters who would like to communicate their vision for the future of this stretch of the boulevard. Architects, artists, designers, urban designers, historians, sociologists or concerned citizens, all are welcome to submit their ideas. To do so, send a short description of your concept (250 words) and three representative images (JPEG format). Submissions can be made on the Pecha Kucha Montreal website at before April 5, 2010. You will be notified by April 12 if your presentation has been selected.


The presentations will take the PechaKucha format (20 slides, each displayed for 20 seconds). Presenters will each receive two drink tickets for the bar.


Please be aware that the intellectual property of all ideas and projects presented that night will remain under the ownership of their presenter. However, by participating in the event, the presenter accepts that they grant diffusion and publication rights of their presentation to PechaKucha Montreal and to the borough of Ville-Marie for an unlimited duration.


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