This summer, a collectively-built mountain, Mont Réel
, will emerge in Montréal, providing a gathering place for the surrounding communities and an in-situ laboratory to experiment with urban (bio)diversity. Initiated by the Goethe-Institut Montreal in partnership with the Consulate général de France à Québec and the Université de Montréal, this French-German collaboration brings together architects, designers, cultural mediators and artists from Germany, France and Québec.
Located on the future science campus of l’UdeM, the Campus MIL, Mont Réel
is an urban installation inspired by Mount Royal Park, an early colonial symbol that with time became a natural landmark where people gather, play, do sports and enjoy nature. A place where we find the profane terrestrial and democratic practices of a real mountain.
Between June 26 and July 15, 2017 the group of architects, designers, cultural mediators and multidisciplinary artists will work together with 20 international participants and local communities in a collaborative workshop
A series of events will be held at the site of Mont Réel, which will be announced shortly
Construct Lab: MONT RÉEL
- Collaborative Workshop is supported by the Goethe-Institut, the Federal Foreign Office of the Republic of Germany, the Consulat général de France à Québec, the Deutsch-Französischer Kulturfonds and the Université de Montréal and is presented as part of “Germany@Canada 2017 - Partners from Immigration to Innovation”.