Cuisine ta ville
A relational art event to better know the refugees
of yesterday and today
who make up Montreal's social fabric
Friday, May 12 from 5 to 11 p.m.
Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
DESCRIPTION AND MORE !
In the heart of the city, the staging immerses us in a universe that blends the reminiscence of the journey of flight, the memory of the home left behind, and the hospitality of the new one that offers the possibility of rebuilding a life. A row of tents resembling those very Montreal winter car shelters too is, for some, a throwback to refugee camps. Under each shelter awaits a world to be discovered: unique, congenial, and informative.
Some recent arrivals have successfully integrated, some people have just newly arrived, while others have yet to arrive... There are those here who reach out to welcome the new arrivals, with all the humanity and apprehension that entails. The project proposes a historical perspective; an assessment of the present and the issues related to integration within the host society; and a reflection on what to expect in light of the current international situation.
A Québec-style kitchen party, Le Temps d’une Soupe one-on-one conversations, seminars, testimonials, exhibitions, and lively performances will enrich this essentially human experience, allowing us to understand, to forge ties, and to get involved in the lives of people who were forced to leave their home in great haste, who have experienced unimaginable distress and uncertainty, and who now have hope of rebuilding their lives here..
Refugees of yesterday and today, we are calling on you! Hungarians from ’56, the Boat People of ’79, members of the Jewish, Haitian, Armenian, Colombian, Chilean, Congolese, Bhutanese, Iranian, and now Syrian, communities... and all others who at one point arrived and have since become our fellow citizens, and who are part of Montreal society as we celebrate its 375th anniversary. This project seeks to bring us together: to help us get to know one another and to find our place within the wide spectrum of challenges we need to meet together.
“We wish to learn and understand, to establish ties and to instigate an encounter with these people who have had to precipitously abandon their homes, suffer through unimaginable distress and precarity, and rebuild their lives here. Some recent arrivals have successfully integrated, some people have just newly arrived, while others have yet to arrive... There are those here who reach out to welcome the new arrivals, with all the humanity and apprehension that entails. Cuisine ta ville proposes a historical perspective; an assessment of the present and the issues related to integration within the host society; and a reflection on what to expect in light of the current international situation. Moyad, Véronique, Amram, Sasha,Papy, Gracia, Philippe, Marya, Thibe.... Come meet them!” --- Annie Roy and Pierre Allard
Do you enjoy cooking and chatting up a storm? DOWNLOAD THE DOCUMENT
We are organizing some “kitchen parties” in the tents! We will talk and we will discuss what it's like to be a new arrival in Montreal, while preparing a soup that will be savoured a bit later on during the event. We will need interpreters, facilitators and/or mediators; some cooks; and some teams of sponsors and sponsored persons or matches to host these “kitchen parties.” So... Feel like it? Get in touch with us!
Contact Frédérique Piat Corson at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 514-844-9830.
ATSA followers, supporters and believers:
We have numerous time slots in need of your volunteer spirit! Mark May 12, 13 and 14 on your calendars—registration begins April 4!
This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada and is being brewed up in collaboration with the Table de concertation des organismes au service des personnes réfugiées et immigrantes (TCRI — council of organizations serving refugees and immigrants) and Amnesty International Canada's Francophone Branch, with help from a multitude of such organizations.
CUISINE TA VILLE ETC !
A relational art event to better know the refugees of yesterday and today who make up Montreal's social fabric
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On the weekend of May 12–14, 2017
on the Place des Arts esplanade
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Volonteers ! You are the key to our organization !
REGISTER HERE !
We are looking for volunteers to perform numerous tasks related to the event; interpreters and/or mediators; and people who would like to cook traditional soups in a "Québec-style kitchen party" while exchanging on their integration experience.
We want to develop programming consisting of conferences, testimonials, discussion periods, workshops, exhibitions, acoustic music performances, and theatre or small-scale dance performances.
Ideas and the will to get involved ?
Please contact Frédérique Piat Corson
email@example.com | 514-844-9830
ALSO IN APRIL MAY (in french only)
MANIF D'ART : Le Regroupement des artistes en arts visuels (RAAV) vous convie à une table ronde sur le thème de la joie!
Samedi le 8 avril à 14h au Musées de la civilisation de Québec. (Gratuit)
Cette activité satellite réunira le duo d’artistes Annie Roy et Pierre Allard (ATSA - Quand l'Art passe à l'Action), Lorraine Palardy (Les Impatients) et l'artiste Josee Landry Sirois.
Partagez l'événement: https://www.facebook.com/events/1618253088192787/
FORMATION: PLANIFIER ET ORGANISER UN ÉVÉNEMENT DANS L'ESPACE PUBLIC :
Le vendredi 21 avril de 8h30 à 12h30 pour Culture Lanaudière. Cette formation s'adrsse à des artistes professionnels et travailleurs culturels de toutes disciplines. Plus d'info auprès de Catherine Gaudet au 450-753-7444 # 23
LES ARTS ET LA VILLE : Découvrez toute la programmation et inscrivez-vous!
Jeudi 1er juin, 10h45 - Hôtel L'Oiselière Montmagny
Panel : La créativité en action Salles Grand Héron | Grand Duc :
Patsy Van Roost, la Fée urbaine, Montréal
Daniel Bélanger, directeur général et artistique de Code Universel, Québec
Annie Roy, cofondatrice, codirectrice générale et artistique de l’ATSA, Montréal
CALL FOR PROJECTS : Artists, collectives, companies, here is a Call for projects on the Tax Havens theme for our automn festival wich will take place on Place Émilie-Gamelin November 16th to 19th. Deadline for proposals: Sunday, April 9, 2017
LE TEMPS D'UNE SOUPE...on tour ! Great news for this wonderfull project of encounter ! A Montreal, Canada and international tour is in preparation ! More to know very soon ! Keep enjoying the poetic portraits while having Soup HERE !