Neighborhood culture: the attraction of today’s Mile End

Lecture and discussion

Neighborhood culture: the attraction of today’s Mile End

Norma Rantisi, geographer

In discussion with
Will Straw, director, McGill Institute for the Study of Canada
Guillaume Éthier, musician and sociologist

What attracts artists and creators to Mile End? Norma Rantisi has studied the link between the characteristics of Mile End (architecture, public spaces) and the development of the creative sector. Prelude to a discussion with Will Straw and Guilaume Ethier that will address the case of the music scene, her talk will explore the reasons why the creative sector is so well developed in the neighbourhood. We will also ask what the consequences are of this popularity.

Sunday 4 March 2012, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Rialto Theatre
5723 avenue du Parc, Montréal (at Bernard – 80 or 160 bus)

Cost: Free

Talk in English with French summary, bilingual discussion

Poster (PDF)

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