THE GOOD CONSPIRACY
First wave: BNL MTL, May 2009
In May 2009, The Good Conspiracy was launched The Good Conspiracy infiltrated contemporary
during BNL MTL, the Biennale de Montréal. communication networks in the name of Common
Its ambition was to set the city awash in a Good, giving everyone the means to share
wave of positive energy. and broadcast good thoughts in public space.
The Good Conspiracy allowed citizens,
at all times, to share compliments, good news,
moral support, and wishes for happiness
or to suggest kind gestures and good deeds.
Messages came from a range of devices — from
Twitter, email, voicemail, SMS, to simple
MR I i s final l y
c an c e r free.
GOOD NEWS via
T u inspires
les g e ns .
Wr i t e a l etter.
Y es. A l etter.
GOOD GESTURE via
Conspiracy Automated The Good Conspiracy website was at the heart of
the broadcast. All messages, whether received
via twitter, email, sms or voicemail, were
gathered in one place.
Conspiracy Automated Voice messages were broadcast back on the street
to the Stations for Common Good. Written
messages were either printed and turned into
posters, or projected on facades.
Conspiracy published Messages were also sent to Montreal’s Metro
Newspaper, a key conspirator. Everyday a message
was published in a dedicated Good Conspiracy
section. This initiative reached hundreds of
thousands of people everyday.
The Bureau for Good The Bureau for Good, headquarters to the Good
Conspiracy, occupied a space within the main
BNL MTL gallery.
The Bureau for Good Conspirators could meet during regular