100in1Day has been dubbed many things, from the heart of active citizenship to the prototyping of the co-created city.
The global, citizen-led movement was born in Bogota, Colombia in 2012. The one-day event featuring 100+ interventions from citizens all over the city has since spread to 14 cities across four continents. The movement, which empowers individuals to beautify and transform their urban spaces, took off in Canada in October 5, 2013 starting with Montreal. Earlier this year, three other cities - Vancouver, Toronto, Halifax - joined in the movement along with Montreal on June 7, 2014.
At the heart of 100in1Day is active citizenship, which means going beyond voting and complaining to living consciously and embracing our own power as everyday urban citizens. What do you want for your city? Join us in exploring the practice of active citizenship and finding your own personal connection to place and community. Dare to step out of your personal bubble and into the commons.
Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Time: 9am PST, 12pm EST, 1pm AST
About the Presenters
Juan Carlos Londono is the initiator of 100in1Day Montreal, a social entrepreneur, and a researcher. Born in Bogota, the birthplace of 100in1Day, he is a self-described "explorer of human potential". Juan is the co-founder of Lupuna, a socially-oriented enterprise that uses collaborative practices to enhance people's capacity to work together for the common good.
Cédric Jamet, curator of the Citizen Spaces at Cities for People and the Montreal Urban Ecology Centre, knows a thing or two about transforming the city. Passionate about the relationship between active citizenship and the urban imaginary, he is involved in several projects that aim to rethink public space and citizen engagement. He was one of the initiators of the 100in1Day movement Montreal, and currently facilitates active citizenship through Transforme ta Ville and Get2gether neighborhood projects.