Heteropolis Below The Surface

Intervention Publication

Heteropolis, BELOW THE surface

La Biennale de Montréal – L’avenir / Looking forward

Oct 2014 > jan. 2015.



Behind the scenes of the service and cultural industry, Adaptive Actions, in collaboration with workers from the Hilton Bonaventure Hotel, Place des Arts, 1000 de la Gauchetière and the Musée d’Art Contemporain of Montréal, explores the communal spaces and the hidden truth of the work environment of the inner city and its underground. For this project, realized during the Biennale of Montréal, AA invited several workers to submit their own photographs to characterize their strictly utilitarian work environment, often deprived of all sense of design. A printed journal covering the installation of the photographs and the experimentation of the diversity in those places will be distributed during Art Souterrain.

Projet by Jean-Maxime Dufresne and Jean-François Prost (AA)



Heteropolis, BELOW THE surface

Musée d’art Contemporain de Montréal- Art Souterrain 

-28.2 > 15.3 2015


Printed material and installation

Conception : Jean-Maxime Dufresne et Jean-François Prost 

Coordination : Jean-Maxime Dufresne

Guest Author : Bernard Schütze

Design : Studio TagTeam

24 pages, journal, 34,5 x 27,5 cm, colour, 3000 copies 

Bilingual, French and English texts

Published by Adaptive Actions, February 2015

ISBN 978-0-9866375-2-0

Free publication

To order copies: info@adaptiveactions.net

An independent Adaptive Actions publication produced with
support from the CALQ