Workshop: Capturing Martim Moniz

Praça Martim Moniz is a square in central Lisbon which has played an important role in the city’s popular history. Recent urban development projects targeting the square and its immediate surroundings have led to an intense debate about its future and the city at large. In this three-day workshop, led by artist and filmmaker Petra Noordkamp (our jury member) and Failed Architecture’s René Boer (curator, critic, researcher), a small number of selected participants will engage with, and reflect on, the area’s complex urban dynamics. Using a variety of research methodologies, participants will reach a clear understanding of the social, economic and political developments that have brought the square and its surroundings to its current state. During this research process, participants will start working in small teams on multiple short films, showcasing a wide variety of perspectives on Martim Moniz, it history, current state and possible futures.

During the workshop, we will have two critical voices with extensive knowledge about the local situation to share their thoughts with the students. The artist Fernanda Fragateiro and the sociologist António Brito Guterres.

The workshop is open to students and young professionals in the fields of architecture, urbanism, media, film, social sciences. Participation is free. Please register until May 28, 2019 by sending an email to info@doyoumeanarchitecture.com.

Workshop Capturing Martim Moniz, 7 June 2019 from 16h-19h, 8 and 9 June 2019 from 11h-19h. Meeting point: Café-Estúdio LARGO, Largo do Intendente 19, 1100-285 Lisbon. Presentation of workshop results on 9 June 2019, 21:45 at Cinema São Jorge.

René Boer (1986) works as a curator, critic and researcher in the fields of architecture, urbanism, heritage and art. He is part of the Amsterdam-based Non-fiction collective, managing editor at Failed Architecture and affiliated with various urban social movements. The research project Architecture of Appropriation, which he developed in collaboration with Het Nieuwe Instituut, has been shown in exhibitions in Rotterdam and São Paulo, and will soon be published. Currently, he is among others involved in shaping Sandberg Institute’s new research hub, and developing a platform for alternative urban practices in both Amsterdam and Cairo.

 

7 June 2019 from 16h-19h
8 and 9 June 2019 from 11h-19h.

Meeting point: Café-Estúdio LARGO, Largo do Intendente 19, 1100-285 Lisbon.

Presentation of workshop results on 9 June 2019, 21:45 at Cinema São Jorge.