Back in August, Claudia introduced me to the 100in1day Montreal team. As I met these dreamers, creatives and all around good people with big hearts, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I learned about the 100in1day movement. It’s an international movement that started in Bogotá, where a group of friends got together around beers and decided on a whim to organize an event where 100 actions to improve their city would take place in a single day. And when that big day came, hundreds of citizens got together to make Bogotá the city of their dreams. This quickly spread to other cities, from Copenhagen to San Jose to Cape Town and Montreal. The process was simple. During the summer, we set the big date for 100in1day Montreal on October 5th 2013. Every week after that, the team hosted workshops in which citizens of Montreal of all ages and backgrounds were introduced to the project and were invited to share their dreams for the city. By brainstorming with other people also passionate about improving the city, they eventually came up with actions, big and small, to transform Montreal. Many entered these workshops knowing absolutely nothing about the project, but left with a spark that eventually bloomed into one of the 100 actions that took place on October 5th. Here are a few pictures of these workshops.
In addition to documenting the process as well as the big day, I wanted to thank all participants behind each of the 100 actions by creating a unique image that would represent their action. We displayed these on the website to give each action a visual identity. Here are some of my favourites.
Thanks and stay tuned for my next blog post! I'll describe several actions that took place and share some pictures of the big day!
You can find Part 2 here.