Quebec City Youth are Preparing the “J’habite la ville” Exhibition
During the fall of 2014, the Michaëlle Jean Foundation, which supports youth arts initiatives that transform lives and revitalize underserved communities in Canada, invited the Musée de la civilisation of Quebec City to imagine a project, as part of the 4th Wall: Make the Invisible Visible program.
Over the course of several meetings, a unique project idea emerged: J’habite la ville. This multidisciplinary arts-based project is explicitly focused shedding light on the experiences and creativity of street-involved youth, aged 15 to 30, residing in Quebec City.
Following a call for proposals, undertaken in partnership with the Maison Dauphine, an organization that supports street-involved youth, as well as Laval University’s School of Architecture, six proposals were selected.
This collective impact project, with clear cultural, educational, social and philanthropic dimensions, is offering street-involved youth an opportunity to express, and convey to a wider audience, their personal vision about living in the city, through the arts. The exhibition will be presented at the Musée de la civilisation of Quebec City between September 27 and October 9, 2016.