Commissioned by Montréal's Quartier des spectacles, this project was created to inaugurate a new public space and to generate public interest about its possible future uses.
A daylong pop-up installation inviting visitors to share their dreams and visions in a playful yet actionable poll of public opinion, letting people tell the city, directly and tangibly, what they’d like to do with the space.
The Museum of Possibilities was created during Montréal’s city-wide open day for Museums. Members of the public could pick up a piece of paper and write down what they would like to see, do, or who they would like to meet in this space. Visitors entered the field of balloons to add an entry to the museum of possible things which might happen on site.
We also wanted to inspire people to imagine the possibilities! Juice of possibilities in mystery colors, also bingo and dice gave extra prompts - 'at sunset', 'on my birthday', 'by bicycle' or 'with the girl of my dreams' - to help imagine scenarios of when, how, and with whom events might happen.
Visitors received a set of stickers so they could wander through and add votes of approval, collectively choosing the best visions for their shared space. This voting helped to turn possibilities into probabilities for park activity in the future.
At the end of the day, 500 balloons were given away and the pop-up museum was disbanded.
PRESENTED AT QUARTIER DES SPECTACLES, MONTRÉAL, CANADA