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The Things We Carry

by corrie

created by. Corrie Peters
location. montreal
keywords. food meals cart street

Since 1947 in Montreal the sale of street food has been forbidden. The authorities have continually explained it as necessary to protect the public from poor hygiene and to protect restaurants from competition. In other cities the ability to sell street food enables individuals from a lower socio-economic bracket and those who have immigrated an opportunity for a livelihood while also creating a diversity of cultural experiences. I pull my handmade mobile kitchen/dining room on the streets of Montreal and inviting people to have a meal with me. Through this act I hope to look at the street food experience as an opportunity for social engagement and reflect on Montreal's current laws as decreasing options for marginalized populations.

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