Déjouer la fatalité

Exhibition —
  • September 12th, 2019 to February 9th, 2020


September 12, 2019 to February 9, 2020


With the help of images of archival documents and artifacts, discover the history of numerous institutions dealing with poverty, illness, and deviance (prisons, orphanages, asylums) that have marked working-class neighbourhoods like the Centre-Sud since the mid 19th century.

Today these institutions are part of a rich architectural heritage. The exhibition invites you to look beyond the walls—to understand and bring to light the people who were once considered destitute, ill, insane, dependent, deviant, delinquent, or incapable.



This exhibition is realised in partnership with the Centre d’histoire des régulations sociales de l’UQAM (CHRS).