Mi Casa, Your Casa 2.0

Shawinigan, Canada

Home sweet home

Mi Casa, Your Casa is inspired by the mercados of Latin America, lively street markets where human connections are made every day.

The installation features a series of three-dimensional red frames that illustrate the warmth, comfort, and safety of our homes. With their basic shape recognizable by all, the tiny houses form a blank canvas for community engagement and activity, where people of all ages can socialize in a playful spirit.

When a casa is empty, a welcoming white glow bids you to enter. Once inside, the glow intensifies to show that someone is home.

The installation can be reconfigured in multiple scenarios and can be presented with two different accessories, depending on the desired experience.

The urban hammock – blends perfectly with the structure of the piece and offers the public a warm welcome. A relaxing break is in order!

The swing – invites the passer-by to settle comfortably in the small houses and to relax by swaying quietly in a unique environment!

Did you know? The swings are made of urban ash! They give a second life to the trees that were cut down by the City of Montreal because of the emerald ash borer.

Creators
Esrawe + Cadena
Collaborator
Serge Maheu
Tour Producer
Creos

Alexandre Lemieux
1 844 992-7367 ext. 101
alexandre.lemieux@creos.io

We were delighted to bring Mi Casa, Your Casa 2.0 to Celebration Square in Mississauga. They were the perfect way to welcome our audience “home” to public space as our city was starting to open up again on the heels of the pandemic. They brought so much joy to our community, with the casas being well used from morning to night. The vibrancy and playful nature of the installation was a wonderful addition to our space, and the team at Creos were delightful to work with, from start to finish.

AMY BUTOISKE, Event Producer for Celebration Square, City of Mississauga, Mississauga (CAN)

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