Les Ville-Laines @ Street Expression Festival

Photo from Tricot Pirate's Flickr Photostream

Last week, the Pairs-aidants hosted their 15th edition of the annual Street Expression Festival, aimed at creating a specific social space to encourage interactions between the homeless youth and other Montrealers.

Media-friendly collective Les Ville-Laines were part of the program, and managed to cover a lot of urban furniture. Here is an excerpt from them:

Les Ville-Laines knitted like crazy with the people of the streets these last 2 days! We yarnbombed 4 lamp posts and created 4 banners, plus many little cyclop ghosts during our guerrilla knitting workshop at the Festival d’expression de la Rue. Thanks to those who knitted with us!

Playing an active part in the social space is a fundamental aspect of Guerilla Knitting, one which is especially important for this 4-girls crew. Having the chance to create dialogue material strenghtens the community through the various reactions, discussions or implications the audience can have with a knitting crew.

Les Ville-Laines also had the chance to be interviewed quite a lot recently. Even in english:
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Make sure to visit their blog for more pictures of this event! The Press page will also be updated with all the recent media coverage.

Photo from Tricot Pirate's Flickr Photostream


One response to “Les Ville-Laines @ Street Expression Festival

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