4 cultural initiatives to revive our city center
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Downtown Montreal is a world-class city center for workers, residents and tourists. Cultural and creative sectors play an important role in global positioning and just like other metropolises, downtown Montreal wants to use culture as an additional tool for recovery.
Other large cities are also putting cultural and artistic activities at the heart of their come back stategies :
For over a year now, the world has dramatically changed as for the way we work, learn and interact. As we enter a new era, the way art and culture embodies our cities to bring communities together is transforming. Since the pandemic, artistic and cultural initiatives aimed to create bonds between people had to evolve and be reinvented in order to adapt to our current reality.
With mandatory social distancing, many have turned to a medium that has often been singled out for its contribution to social isolation : new technologies. In a world where relationships develop at a distance, virtual technologies become a popular solution for artists who want to recreate a sense of collective belonging.
Since then, several initiatives have been either created and/or adapted to revive the city center, establishing a strong virtual communication between community members.