Here I am in Montreal (exhibition in French only)




From May 24 to August 20, 2017

Here I am in Montreal

Young people newly arrived in Montreal present their takes on the City through the filter of their respective cultural and personal backgrounds. They come from Haïti, Algeria, Moldova, Philippines or China. Their varied perceptions of the City also open a window on the reality of immigration.

You Are Part of History! is an ongoing project within the framework of the Agreement between the City of Montreal and the ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l'Inclusion. Young immigrants in French immersion classes (classes d’accueil) express themselves in the new language, telling us about their first contact with the city and about family treasures that have travelled to Montreal with them. Their spoken words and their writings have therefore not been translated, although we have provided English summaries. If you’re game, though, try plunging into the French language like they have, while tuning your ears to different accents and cadences from all over the planet!