dog parc gallery

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Location Griffintown, Montreal, 2010-2012
Introduction pouf! art + architecture makes designs, exhibitions and special projects about the built environment. We conceived of dog parc gallery in 2010 in response to a call for projects about the postindustrial neighbourhood of Griffintown in Montreal (see Urban Occupations Urbaines link, below). Parc Gallery is a dog park located in the former heart of this neighbourhood, at the intersection of Olier, Basin and du Séminaire streets. Plans to develop this section of Griffintown suggest that the future of this beloved and well-used green space is in question. pouf! art + architecture is working with the users of Parc Gallery starting in the fall of 2010 to create greater awareness about the success and importance of this public green space in Griffintown. Through our research, this blog and a public exhibition of dog portraits, which took place on 27 August-16 September 2011, our goal is to demonstrate how appreciated and cared-for this park is. We believe that Montreal should have more spaces where animals and their human companions can share in the city, together.