Thinking about Walls in Montreal / Marcello Di Cintio, 20/05/2011

I am in Montreal conducting research for what will likely be the last chapter of the ‘Walls’ book. I will investigate the fence, built in the 1960s, that stands between the neighbourhoods of the Town of Montreal and Parc Extension. I’ve only just begun my inquiries here and look forward to learning more. I am not certain what meaning this fence has for the residents of either community.

I am certain, though, that I will enjoy my time in Parc Ex. The community is a concentration of cultures from around the world. Someone recently counted 72 languages being spoken in the tiny neighborhood. I love this sort of thing, and not just because of the Bangladeshi curries and West African groceries available… Lire la suite