Poetry in Public Space

Poet Marc André Brouillette, a professor at Concordia University in Montréal, brought a team of professionals together to experiment with installing poetry and text in public spaces.

"'I saw it as a way to bring together my interests in literature, visual arts and architecture, and an opportunity to showcase literature in public,' explained Brouillette of the project. The first two-day research-creation workshop held earlier this month offered a concrete opportunity to explore the idea."

"'I was not sure how writers would be able to express themselves with architects, who think spatially,' said Brouillette. 'I did not know if they would have a common language, especially since they had not met before.'

In the end, he said the teams were surprisingly focused and dynamic in their ability to communicate their ideas to each other and develop their proposals. The teams presented their ideas to each other at the end of the workshop."

Follow the link to see the finished work.

Full Story: Written on the landscape: literature in public spaces

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