Ariane Paradis et Marie-Hélène Roch: Récits croisés du 6450

A research-creation residency combining the history of 6450 Christophe-Colomb and the socio-ecological transition

 

What connections can be made between the history of a heritage building and its new occupants working toward the socio-ecological transition? This is the question addressed in the project Récits croisés du 6450 conducted by artist-researchers Ariane Paradis and Marie-Hélène Roch. Through geo-poetic workshops held with the community surrounding the building and photographic collages illustrating the data gathered, Paradis and Roch will uncover the collective narratives forming the identity of the former Académie Sainte-Anne, situated at 6450 Christophe-Colomb in the Petite-Patrie district. To communicate the results of this patrimonial research in a different way, the residency will end with an in situ installation assembling the collages in the form of a model evoking the architecture of the former school.

ARIANE PARADIS
VISUAL ARTIST AND URBAN PLANNER

Ariane Paradis is a visual artist by training and holds a master’s degree in urban planning. As a consultant, she has worked with different urban planning stakeholders (organizations, municipalities, citizen groups) to design participatory processes. Recently, she has returned to her visual arts projects, combining them with research projects in order to explore human relationships with inhabited space.

 

MARIE-HÉLÈNE ROCH
DESIGNER OF NARRATIVE EXPERIENCES AND URBAN STUDIES researcher

An urban studies researcher, Marie-Hélène Roch is also trained in design and communications. She designs and runs research-intervention projects at the intersection of art, society, the city, and environmental psychology with various entities. Her storytelling experiments link research, documentary photography, geopoetic pathways, exhibition design, and installations in the public space.