La Boulangerie du Pain et des Roses

The Bread and Roses Bakery is a mobile platform to encourage discussion in public spaces about the working conditions of artists and cultural workers in the Saint-Henri district, Montreal, through bread and other artistic events. Following the deindustrialization of Montreal in the 1960s, artists replaced workers in several industrial buildings by using them as workshop spaces. However, with the gradual increase in rents that operates in the neighborhood, as in other parts of Montreal, workshops located in, among others, the RCA and the Lachine Canal Complex are becoming less and less affordable, an essential component to be able to work. The Bread and Roses Bakery consist of a kiosk built by the artist that ran through Saint-Henri during the 2-week project, and offered bread bearing the typology of the iconic industrial buildings of the neighborhood.

Presented from August 26th – September 9th as part of the 2017-2018 programming of DARE-DARE centre de diffusion d’art multidisciplinaire de Montréal.
http://www.dare-dare.org/en/events/amelie-brindamour

Path of the old train track, St-Henri, August 31, 2017. Part of the 2017-2018 programming of DARE-DARE centre de diffusion d’art multidisciplinaire de Montréal.

Parc St-Henri, August 31, 2017. Part of the 2017-2018 programming of DARE-DARE centre de diffusion d’art multidisciplinaire de Montréal.

Promotional image of the project, June 2017. Part of the 2017-2018 programming of DARE-DARE centre de diffusion d’art multidisciplinaire de Montréal.

Parc Saint-Cunégonde, Petite-Bourgogne, September 9, 2017. Part of the 2017-2018 programming of DARE-DARE centre de diffusion d’art multidisciplinaire de Montréal.

Place du Marché, Atwater Market, August 27, 2017. Part of the 2017-2018 programming of DARE-DARE centre de diffusion d’art multidisciplinaire de Montréal.