Montreal, Canada, 2013-10-22 -
Organized by the Ville de Montreal’s Design Bureau in collaboration with the Ville-Marie borough, (Québec, Canada)and the Saint-Étienne Cité du design (France), "Unsitely!" will be held in October 2014 in conjunction with the 27th annual Entretiens Jacques Cartier at the Canadian Center for Architecture in Montréal. This upcoming international gathering will explore innovative solutions that leverage design to improve our experience of urban worksites. The objective is to explore innovative solutions of design alleviating construction sites' impact, implemented in various cities of the world, from which all can learn and be inspired.
The call for papers ends on December 3, 2013. It targets Montreal boroughs, the UNESCO Creative Cities Network and the partner cities of Commerce Design as well as practitioners in other cities and regions of the world. The Design Bureau encourages applications by various sources and expertise, as long as presenters are able to testify on behalf of the city's point of view, the design firm's or the construction company involved in the implementation of the solution.
The scientific committee of the colloquium will focus on the following types of projects when selecting candidates and case studies:
· the renewal of major corridors, following the development of new transit systems · the renovation of underground infrastructures, with a direct impact on traffic – whether pedestrian, car or bike-related – as well as on residents and businesses · downtown pedestrian transformations (permanent or temporary, partial or complete) · the construction of large facilities · the strategic revitalization of mix-uses streets, zones or entire neighbourhoods.
For information on eligibility rules, selection criteria and submission instructions, please go to the colloquium’s Website.
Photo credit: "Turning Times Square Inside Out", @TSqArts