Lecture

Commemoration Conundrum : Toponymy, Bronze Work or Contemporary art tributes?

City Talks

LECTURE PRESENTED ON MARCH 22, 2017

Controversy surrounding political decisions to rename streets or parks in honour of deceased figures illustrates the sensitivity to certain memories in the collective landscape. What should be done to commemorate individuals or milestones with dignity and relevance? How do we recognize and enhance the city’s commemorative and toponymic heritage? And ultimately, who decides?

Moderator:

Speakers:

  • Bernard Vallée, animator in History, Heritage and urban issues, member of the Council of Heritage of Montréal
  • Jérôme Delgado, art and film critic for the Montreal daily Le Devoir
  • Francyne Lord, head of the Public Art Bureau of the City of Montréal from 1989 to 2016

Lecture presented by the McCord Museum and Heritage Montreal.

City Talks is a series of lectures bringing together city thinkers and builders to share their views on current practical urban issues affecting Montrealers.