Arts & care seminar

We need to understand that imagination and care allow us to form our relationship to the world, to make reality habitable
– Cynthia Fleury

Recently installed in Ahuntsic, LA SERRE now benefits from a substantial space where to carry on its mission, having moved into one of the extensions of Centre de Psychologie Gouin (CPG). LA SERRE and the CPG have joined forces to create an unprecedented link between the fields of art and care, in a new project developed across three axes: COHABIT, COLLABORATE, and MUTUALIZE. By providing the live arts scene with a unique space within the Montréal/Tiohtià:ke/Mooniyang milieu, LA SERRE wishes to develop a space where to make community, where fruitful discussions can take place, in which knowledge and various experiences can be shared.

To activate the COLLABORATION axis of this project, both the CPG and LA SERRE are invested in carrying out a seminar – a commonly used tool in the fields of psychology and psychoanalysis research. Thus, artists, care workers, care receivers and researchers will meet once a month to discuss a text, a work of art, a fragment, a thought – which will act as a starting point for a fertile conversation across the fields of art and care. This seminar is rooted in Cynthia Fleury’s characterization of care, which she conceives as a “society project”. It is in this spirit that LA SERRE and the CPG wish to cultivate a transformative exchange, allowing for reciprocities and reverberations to unfurl. Taking place with any applicative or curative ambition in mind, this transdisciplinary project rather aims to create an ecosystem for all those who evolve within the perimeter of the two organizations, as well as its surroundings. 

Émilie Martz-Kuhn, Eveline Gagnon, Alexanne Lessard, Camille Paré-Poirier, Claudel Doucet, Mireille Tawfik, Mélanie Binette, Sophie Bertrand, Pascale St-Onge, Valérie Lamontagne

Sophie Bertrand, Mélanie Binette, Myriam El Khoury, Eveline Gagnon, Valérie Lamontagne, Catherine Lavoie-Marcus, Alexanne Lessard, Anne-Marie Ouellet, Émilie Martz-Kuhn, Camille Paré-Poirier