About the Collective

Le Centre de recherche urbaine de Montréal (CRUM) est un groupe de recherche symbiotique (parasite) qui ne possède aucun lieu de diffusion. Il utilise les réseaux de diffusion pré-existants pour présenter des projets divers. Le CRUM est un collectif d’artistes se consacrant à l’exploration des liens entre art et espace urbain.

The Centre de recherche urbaine de Montreal (CRUM) is a symbiotic (parasitic) research group with no exhibition space of its own. It uses the pre-existing exhibition network to present diverse projects. The CRUM is an artists collective dedicated to exploring links between art and urban space.

Current CRUM members include:

Chris Carrière …………………….Executive Aural Stimulator
Matt Killen …………………………Overlord of Entropy
Alexandra McIntosh …………….Senior Urban Spacialist
Douglas Scholes …………………Master of Maintenence
Felicity Tayler ……………………Ms. Chief Information Officer

Founding members (2000)

Hugues Charbonneau
Matt Killen
Felicity Tayler

Contactez-nous / Contact us

CRUMANDATE

The Centre de recherche urbaine de Montréal is a pseudo-arts organization, an independent publisher, an idea, an article of faith, but above all an artists’ collective dedicated to making art projects happen in the urban environment. The CRUMmies have come together because of shared interests and a belief in working collaboratively within the competitive and impersonal environment of the city. We all work within the identity of CRUM but we all also work without it, in our own personal practices and professional activities.

The CRUM is a shape-shifting, symbiotic (parasitic), self-sufficient and auto-financing model. When we work collaboratively with artists outside the organization it is because these artists and their projects share our values. We offer them the conviction that working together and pooling resources is a positive experience. We offer them exchange in kind of our combined professional experience in research and information services, writing, sound recording, and institutional, commercial and not-for-profit art systems.

In 2007 the CRUM adopted the Creative Commons licensing system for intellectual property produced through the collective. This is in keeping with our belief in shared resources and a free culture.

Hugues Charbonneau, Felicity tayler, Alexandra McIntosh, Chris Carrière, Doug Scholes, Matt Killen

Photo courtesy of Joanna HR Foster.

Petite enveloppe urbaine (PEU) / dream listener audiobook with karen elaine spencer

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