Chapter: 1/ welcome: le jardin roerich


This book is a remembrance of a place that lives in all cities, the world over. It is a place inside of us. It is marginal, sometimes invisible, and its story seldom told. It is a place at risk of disappearing, and this book is dedicated to celebrating its story so it is not forgotten in silence.


Our sub-committee was named Le Champ des Possibles and involved up to thirty members. The announcement of the re-development of the district gave us an opportunity to formalize our ideas for this green space.


The symbol was perfect to use in the field because the city had revitalization plans that did not speak of preserving the area as a centre of life and culture.