Digital Photography Vernissage in Montreal


Over the course of the last two months, ACT research assistants and students, Ashley McAskill and Kelly Leonard, alongside ACT community partner, Groupe Harmonie, have been facilitating a creative digital photography workshop with three participants at an HLM downtown Montreal. On April 20th, we invite you to come and see the final outcome of this workshop, a photography exhibit entitled, “Dawn, Life, Moonlight”- a beautiful collection of photos taken by the participants in a mixture of black and white, and colour photos. Not only will you will see the art of the participants, but also have the opportunity to ask questions about how we created and fostered an intergenerational learning environment.


Du Fort Residence

Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 5:30pm-7:30pm

2101 boulevard René-Levesque West, Recreational Room (first floor), Montreal


Accessibility notes: Du Fort is accessible for wheelchair users and other mobility aids.


Public Transportation: The closest bus stop is René-Levesque/Seymour (52198) #350, 355, 358, 364, and 369. Please verify with bus driver if the bus stop has been moved due to current construction. Du Fort is also very close to the Atwater metro.


Vernissage: Metropolis, lines of hopes and futures for seniors

imageMetropolis, lines of hopes and futures for seniors is a photography series of images taken by seniors and residents of the Durocher Residence in Montreal. The exhibit is the conclusion of a 5-month intergenerational digital photography workshop series conducted with the residents. Participants were lent digital cameras and they explored ways to use the devices, learned and discussed photographic approaches, and co-organized the vernissage. This exhibition is our way of jointly presenting to the public what can emerge when people from different generations come together in an creative environment to learn more about each other and about digital technologies. During the event, there will be a bilingual (French and English) Q + A with the artists, and food and beverages will be served. We look forward to sharing this compelling and exciting work with you.

This digital photography project was developed through the partnership between ACT and the community organization Groupe Harmonie, and as part of the InterACTion project, a project that brings together the residents of Durocher Residence, researchers and students from Concordia University, members of Groupe Harmonie and local volunteers.


Thursday, November 24, 2016 from 4pm-6pm
425 rue Sherbrooke West, Recreational Room (first floor)

Accessibility notes: Durocher is accessible for wheelchair users and other mobility aids.
Public Transportation: Durocher is within one to two blocks of bus stops on routes #24, #129, and #80. It is also four blocks away from the McGill Metro.
Recommended bus stops:  For bus route #24, please use the Sherbrooke/Hitchison stop, and if using routes #129 or #80, please use the du Parc/Sherbrooke stop.

For more information about our partners:

Groupe Harmonie

Office municipal d’habitation de Montréal: