Journées de réflexion - "Ouvrir les possibles" [Discussion Days - "Unfolding Possibilities"]


To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the International Garden Festival, the Festival is celebrating in style with many events and activities. The Journées de réflexion [Discussion Days] are being held on the theme Ouvrir les possibles [Unfolding Possibilities] on Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23. 

Interdisciplinary and inclusive, the Journées de réflexion will bring together professionals, specialists, students, and members of the general public. The two-day event aims to stimulate discussion, to share best practices within and between the academic, professional and non-specialized worlds, as well as to welcome leaders in various fields. 

The opening lecture will be given by Chantal Colleu-Dumond, director of France’s leading venue for the presentation of contemporary gardens, the Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire and its Festival International des Jardins

Stéphane Brière (guide, retired wildlife protection officer; member of the Wolastoqiyik Wahsipekuk First Nation), Talia Dorsey (architect; Chief of Masterplanning and Development, PHI), Emile Forest (consultant, land-use planning and landscape architecture), Jonathan Hope (professor, Université du Québec à Montréal, Literary Studies; researcher, Réécrire la forêt boréale), Shin Koseki (assistant professor, Université de Montréal, School of Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture; chairholder, UNESCO Chair in Urban Landscape), Annie Landreville (author, educator), Laurent Lévesque (visual artist), Luu-Thuy Nguyen (landscape architect, LN Paysage), Émilie Tanguay-Pelchat (landscape architect and scenographer, Champ Libre, studio créatif).

Read the event's full program and register here.

Where: Aire Desjardins, Grand hall, Jardins de Métis | Reford Gardens, 200 route 132, Grand-Métis
When: Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23, 2024
What: Opening lecture and panels in French; bilingual question periods
Saturday lunch prepared by The Café-Bistrot Le Bufton available for pre-purchase during registration.