McGill University and the Canadian Centre for Architecture are pleased to present the 15th annual Interuniversity Charrette in collaboration with UQAM and the Université de Montréal
McGill University and the Canadian Centre for Architecture are pleased to present the 15th annual Interuniversity Charrette in collaboration with UQAM and the Université de Montréal. The theme Nourishing the City asks participants to address issues of food safety and supply, the activation and sharing of public space, and urban ecology.
The Interuniversity Charrette is a forum for future creators and thinkers of urbanity, benefitting from all the disciplines linked to the life of cities: architecture, urban design and planning, landscape architecture, interior design, industrial design, and graphic design. In addition to students from the participating universities, young designers who are recent graduates are also invited to present submissions.
All of the submitted projects will be exhibited at the SAT ( on the 10th of November with a vernissage on the 11th from 17h to 20h, and with a longer exposition afterward in the Parc-Extension neighbourhood (details of which will follow).
The 2009 Interuniversity Charrette challenges participants to tackle the broad and admittedly immense task of reconciling urban culture and nature. The specific mandate for NOURISHING THE CITY involves exploring ways in which we can build on the strengths of Parc-Extension to make it a more viable, convivial, and sustainable urban context. It centres on three key premises.
Rethinking and remaking public space for people
Exploring opportunities for urban agriculture
Affording active transportation
Tuesday November 10th : 1pm to 6pm
Wednesday November 11th : 5pm to 9pm (vernissage)
For all details : http://www3.cca.qc.ca/charrette/2009/