07.10.2004 COLLOQUIUM – Villes de culture, villes d’avenir : les responsabilités culturelles des grandes agglomérations
An international event co-organized by Culture Montréal and the Centre Jacques Cartier, in partnership with SECOR and the City of Montreal.
Thursday, October 7, 2004
2 pm to 5 pm
TOHU, la Cité des Arts du Cirque
2345, rue Jarry St. East, Montréal
Friday, October 8, 2004
9 am to 5 pm
Centre Canadien d’Architecture
1920, Baile St., Montréal
On the international scene today, the cities that have emerged as the most dynamic have made culture a central element of their identities and urban renewal strategies. Whether as a means of revitalizing economic and tourist activity in agglomerations or as a vector of social cohesion and the creation of new identities within the territory, culture holds a key place in citizens’ hearts.
In a constantly changing environment in which the information society and globalization have created new challenges, culture responds with certain fundamental elements. A constituent element of our way of living and communicating as a community, culture helps to structure intercultural bonds, define city spaces, stimulate citizen participation, reinforce democracy, harness industrial progress and find a model for sustainable, concerted economic development.
The timing of the 2004 Entretiens du Centre Jacques Cartier coincides with an effort by Quebec’s largest city to develop policies, tools and plans that will allow it to assume responsibility for issues of cultural development. As such we can learn by examining various models of cultural action in major cities where the notion of cultural responsibility has led to a new distribution of roles and powers between the State, the municipal government, the private sector and the community sector.
CEO, SECOR, Montreal
Dean of Anthropology and Sociology, Université Lumière Lyon 2
Chair, Culture Montréal
Cultural Development Advisor, Direction régionale des Affaires culturelles Rhône-Alpes, Lyon
Project Coordinator, Culture Montréal
Assistant General Director, Service du développement culturel et de la qualité du milieu de vie, Ville de Montréal
President and Artistic Director, Agence TOPO, Montréal
Documents to download:
2004 Colloquium Program (2004-10-07) (3mb)