Tour de table
Écoute pour co-création
How would you describe your project to a 6 year-old child?
The round table brings together people who don’t know each other to speak about questions that unite them, about the city as they perceive it and dream it to be.
What are you listening to?
How the participants see and perceive Montreal, how they dream it to be.
How to listen to silence?
We created a card game. We wanted to create a different quality of discussion, which is where the idea of a guided conversation came about; by asking a series of questions to the participants, with a creative and light constraint for the answers, so that people would participate.
Ideally we would like to connect with the creativity of C2 Montreal (for example), to invent challenges, like riddles as ice-breakers. How can we combine this creativity to move beyond the usual toward something more concrete and in-depth?
Our initial hypothesis is that unusual encounters make it possible to break down silos, and that we can transcend isolation by speaking about common issues around the city.
A project by the National Film Board in partnership with the entertainment district (quartier des spectacles – Megaphone), somewhere between temporary construction and the amplification of citizen voices.
L’importance de l’écoute
Listening breaks isolation, it has a therapeutic side. People are proud of the discussions they have. The individual perspectives are valued, that in itself is important.
The impact of listening is also to enrich action, to make it better connected to the needs it addresses.
Listening is amplifying the capacity of decision makers to know what needs to be rethought. It is the pedestal of democracy. We need new practices to understand how individuals see and perceive themselves in society.