The Goose Village
The storied past of the Goose Village in the southwest region of Montreal, Quebec, demolished in 1964, still harbours fondness from the people who once lived there and called it home. The quest to unearth and dig deep into the history of this once thriving neighbourhood is not only motivated by my longstanding interest in the genres of portraiture and storytelling or the social underpinnings of my art practice. It is intrinsic to my roots in the city and identity as a 2nd generation Canadian. I am inexorably linked to this ostensibly tight-knit community because of my immigrant and familial heritage, as it is where the paternal side of my family settled when they emigrated from Calabria, Italy.