Architecture Without Borders Quebec (AWBQ) is proud to announce that the catalogue of practices, “Architecture + Homelessness: Inclusive Practices for a Supportive City,” is now available in both French and English, opening doors to a wide audience and fostering global conversation on this critical issue.


To consult the catalogue in English, click here.

Pour consulter le catalogue en français, cliquez ici.


The increase in homelessness in urban areas, exacerbated by the pandemic and the housing, migratory and climatic crises, is a challenge faced by cities worldwide. In such a context, it seems more necessary than ever to study and transform our cities by engaging the practice of architecture, so that they are more inclusive and supportive of people experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness.

“This catalogue is part of AWBQ’s commitment to inclusive design and social justice” insists Bruno Demers, Executive Director of AWBQ “By offering it in English, it aims to facilitate cross-cultural exchange and inspire collaborative efforts on a global scale.”

Designed to inform and equip design professionals, community organizations and urban development stakeholders, the catalogue provides a portrait of architecture and design practices that have the potential to contribute to the well-being of people experiencing homelessness (PEH). Based on a review of existing literature, the catalog looks at all scales of design, from the city to the object. It lists more than sixty practices grouped into five main categories and illustrated with various inspiring projects.

A first in Canada, this research is being conducted under the guidance of an interdisciplinary advisory committee of a dozen experts and with the support of several research collaborators. AWBQ would like to salute their essential contribution to the completion of this project, which was made possible thanks to the financial support of the Government of Quebec and the City of Montreal.



Second edition of the colloquium Architecture + Homelessness


In the context of ongoing research, AWBQ invites you to the second edition of the colloquium Architecture + Homelessness, November 22nd in Montreal. Tackling the topic of “Inhabiting the city beyond housing”, this day of panels and workshops will foster collective discussion around urban encampments and access to public space.

To learn more and register, click here.