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History and Memory in Gentrifying St-Henri
April 21, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Saint-Henri, a working-class neighbourhood in the Southwest of Montreal, was once at the heart of industrial capitalism in Canada. Brutal processes of deindustrialization and gentrification have created multiple historical layers of displacement and resistance, the traces of which are imprinted in popular memory.
Over the course of the last few months, undergraduate History students at Concordia enrolled in the “History and Memory in Gentrifying Saint-Henri” course have been thinking through these issues. In collaboration with the À Nous la Malting Collective, a community initiative to convert the neighbourhood’s last abandoned industrial site into social housing, a working-class history museum, and local services, the students have been working on exhibit proposals, interpretative panels, and creative outputs that can help to further this project.
Come and see what they’ve been working on! Register here.