The Front d’action populaire en réaménagement urbain (FRAPRU) is a national association for the right to housing. FRAPRU is also active on urban development issues, the fight against poverty and promotion of social rights. It currently made up of some 160 member groups.
This film documents «Logement, itinérance: URGENCE!» a protest which took place in Ottawa (November 20th, 2015) to demonstrate against the impending crisis in social housing within Québec and the rest of Canada.
By the end of 2015, 25,000 social housing units will lose their long-term grants, including 5200 in Quebec. Affected households will end up paying much more for housing at the expense of their health, their food and other basic needs.
This short film was developed as part of an on-site residency by Canadian artist Michelle Teran at La Chambre Blanche, September 1st – 20th December 2015.
Mixité comprises conversations and exchanges on the right-to-housing and the fight against austerity. 8 short films and other elements of her research were presented within an installation at La Chambre Blanche. A public reading of the text–Rupture Sessions–followed by a discussion accompanied the installation.
With the participation of BAIL, Comité populaire de Saint-Jean-Baptiste, FRAPRU, Mères et Monde and Pech Sherpa.