TONIGHT March 20 at 7 pm, join us for the launch of Sophie Yanow's War of Streets and Houses, published by Uncivilized Books. The evening will feature a presentation on the book and a signing.
An American artist witnesses the Quebec spring 2012 student strike on the streets of Montreal. The brutal police response and their violent tactics trigger an exploration of urban planning and its hidden connections to military strategies. Marshal Bugeaud’s urban warfare tactics in Algeria, Haussmann’s plan for Paris, planning and repression in the New World; theory and personal experience collide into an ambitious and poetic cartoon memoir.
“A fascinating meeting of urban design, activism and theory of the control of the masses.” — Julien Morissette, Radio-Canada/CBC
Sophie Yanow was born north of San Francisco in 1987. In 2011 she moved to Montreal, and with the Colosse collective published In Situ, her acclaimed autobiographical comics series. She was an invited artist-researcher for the Canadian Centre for Architecture’s “C for Condo” workshop in 2012, and her work has been exhibited throughout the US and Canada. She lives in Montreal.
Thursday, March 20 at 7 pm! 211 Bernard Ouest!