Conference on the reorganization of the shorelines of the St-Lawrence River


The UNESCO Chair in Urban Landscape is presenting, this Thursday October 28th, an online conference by landscape architect, Marie-Ève St-Laurent Filion (UdeM MArchP’21). This conference is part of the Fluvialities lecture series, organised by the UNESCO Chair in Urban Landscape and with the collaboration of the School of Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture of the University of Montreal.

Strong territorial attachment persists in coastal environment across the world, depicting a flagrant discrepancy when factoring the surge in frequency and intensity of storms. Currently, these utter destructive events act as triggers for new movements, in which territorial transformation often operate in a context of emergency. The Slow Mutation project, a new coastal ecosystem, explores the notion of a slow littoral transformation of the locality of Saint-Luce, situated in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region. It addresses both the inevitable change in usage and treatment of its fragile strikes, as well as the social, cultural and heritage-related realities that limit the scope of possible actions.

Having recently completed her master’s degree in landscape architecture at the University of Montreal, Marie-Ève St-Laurent–Filion, has a multidisciplinary knowledge base in the fields of integrated design, architecture, and landscape planning. Possessing a natural sensibility towards the environment, she has developed during her studies specific interests pertaining to the perspective of landscapes, vegetal design and phytotechnology. She is currently working in a private practice on projects which are of an environmental nature and focus on the improvement of quality of life on a larger scale, urban ecology, experimental planning as well as the notion of the beautification of urban landscapes.