Amplify Gamelin

Amplifier Montréal

Taille : 4-12
Depuis : 2016
Statut : terminé
Duréé : 2 months: August-September 2016
Territoire : Local

Écoute à long terme
Écoute pour co-création
Écoute pour le changement systémique
Karoline Truchon

Scientific Director

Amplifier Montréal


How would you describe your project to a 6 year-old child?

There are places where plenty of people gather and we don’t know about them. We wanted to know more, so we went to talk to people.

What are you listening to? We listen to the voice of the person, their intentions when they occupy the space, in a literal or imaginary way. We listen for structural, spatial and relational changes. Better understanding the space in its porous and fluid aspects that are constantly changing.


How can we harvest things quickly while honouring the responsibility toward the relationships created through listening?


Our approach is reflexive. There is no good or bad listening, it’s up to us to understand the scope of what is said or not said and to make something that is respectful of the speech of the participants. In every case, we come into the space with prejudice – and in the end we realize that reality is always more complex than we think. The process leads us to questions the expectations with which we are arriving, and how to question them.

Fondements Théorique

Our theoretical foundations are in the plurality in the team of ethnographers, to be able to arrange different paradigms to find a coherence. Our approach is at the crossroads of humanist, existentialist, feminist, neo-marxist and structuralist standards.

Inspiration a public archive of human experiences, a platform of stories and history

L’importance de l’écoute

Listening is oral, but also physical: it’s listening to oneself and being in synchronicity with the environment. It’s a dance, it’s not passive but active and reactive. Possibility – nobility – physicality Listening has a relational impact – if you have the feeling of being listened to, or if you have the feeling of listening ethically, there is already something happening. Listening can lead to an emergence of ways of being together and of structural changes which can lead us to be better together.


Through the capacity to listen we transform everyday relationships and we can deconstruct the fear of the other, with a generative intention