In the context of the 40th Anniversary of the site-plan approval of The Esplanade (St. Lawrence), we wanted to celebrate this shared common place we all call home.
We decide to share the inspiring and moving stories of 40 fellow Esplanadians. Each of these stories is a component of an ensemble - a vital piece of a patchwork that composes the intangible cultural heritage of our Esplanadian community. These voices make up the social fabric of our community – a patchwork that connects people and tells the story of our collective memory.
Patchwork Village is the first step of a journey to the heart of our common identity and the richness of our cultural differences.
This exhibit is a snapshot of The Esplanade’s diverse composition today as seen through the lenses of a group of residents and photographer Charlie Lindsay. In a collaborative creative process, our group interviewed and gathered stories recounted by forty selected protagonists. Each story was then translated into a written text, and visually interpreted by Lindsay (along with various Esplanadian’s collaborative input).