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Canal: Walking the Post-Industrial Lachine Canal

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7:00, Monday 6 Jun 2016 (2 hours)
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Canal: Walking the Post-Industrial Lachine Canal (COHDS, 2013 - bilingual) is an audio-walk and booklet that takes listeners from the Atwater Market to the Saint Gabriel Lock, exploring the post-industrial transformation of a once heavily industrialized area. The Lachine Canal area has undergone dramatic changes, as mills and factories were closed and then demolished or converted into high-end condominiums. The adjoining working-class neighbourhoods were devastated by deindustrialization, losing half of their population between 1961 and 1991. Our audio walk and booklet aimed to make visible some of these absences and divides, contributing to a wider discussion about the politics of urban change.  Over the course of the walk, you will hear stories from those who worked or lived alongside the canal. You can download the audio walk at  or use one of our mp3 players. Preregistration is required. 

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Aline Hémond
Professeur en Anthropologie
Université de Picardie-Jules Verne
Bella Dicks
Professor of Sociology
Dr Steve Brown
Lecturer in Archaeology (Heritage Studies)
The University of Sydney
Prof. Huimei Liu
Zhejiang University, Institute of Cross-cultural and Regional Studies; Asian Pacific Centre for the Education and Study of Leisure
Prof. Dr. Silke Weidner
Chair Urban Management
BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg
Shu-yi Wang
Chinese Culture University
Shu-Mei Huang
National Taiwan University
Eman Shokry Hesham
PhD Candidate
Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus- Senftenberg, Germany
Dr Cintia Velázquez Marroni
History | Museums | Research & Practice
University of Leicester graduate
Antigoni Patsalou
De Montfort University
Prof. Marc Jacobs
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Tammy MacDonald
Consultation Negotiation Coordinator and Historical Researcher
Mi'kmaq Confederacy of PEI
Ms Iezora Edwards
The University of the West Indies
Hielkje Zijlstra
Associate Professor
Delft University of Technology
Jieyi Xie
Australian National University
Dr Gabriella Olshammar
University of Gothenburg
Mads Daugbjerg
Aarhus University
Manon Istasse
Postdoctoral Researcher
Université de Picardie Jules Verne
Yuanyuan Yao
Ph.D. Candidate
Institute of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, Zhejiang University, China
Prof. Shen Shiwei
Ningbo University, China
Prof. Michel Rautenberg
université jean monnet
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