Sunday, October 26, 2008


A Catalogue honouring the Maguire district meadow

Memorial of Weeds: Wildest Dreams for Our Urban Cores
Within the pages of this publication, we will be paying homage to this urban meadow by recording our stories, photos, art, ideas and dreams for what this place may be and what experiences it has contained. This publication aims to be:

i- a record of the history of this place
ii- a document to honour this life and history through photo, writing & news archives
iii- an articulated vision of what our community desires this place to be(come).

This catalogue asks the basic question: What does it mean to be a citizen that isn't controlled by what they are trying to resist? Its true. Many will agree that this place is capable of being much more than just an extension of St-Viateur street and a place to store city vehicles. It is undergoing a moment of unknown transformation. Within this proposed documentary catalogue, our collective records can only help to re-enchant us in our roles as citizens of powe.r and consequence.

The catalogue aspires to be out by next May and submissions will be received until November 30. We invite submissions in the form of photos, newspaper clippings or art work made in response to this enchanting place: one of Montréal's precious few remaining wild spaces.

Send ALL ideas and propositions to :
by November 30th 2008.