TRIGGER POINT - Voluntários para o Museu de História Natural e da Ciência
This project responds the growing need to develop new cultural, social and political geographies for the city by producing collaborative and multidisciplinary methodological frameworks that are crucial for addressing the challenges and complexities of urban change. The project is based on innovative practice led and interdisciplinary research combined with local narratives drawn from artists, architects and academics living in the city. The initial research will develop into a gallery exhibition with artistic, performative and reflective aspects that directly engage with the material gathered through deploying a broad range of practice led methods and approaches. The project involves a series of open workshops, guided tours and talks in the exhibition space and the surrounding urban context. Our period of initial research (October 2016 - September 2017) will be the starting point for a number of walks led by artists, writers, photographers, architects, philosophers, musicians, geographers and cultural historians. Here we explore the question of how we begin to develop the tools needed for imagining and constructing alternative futures for the city.
The outcome of the project is a interdisciplinary multi-medial exhibition that explores the spatial and temporal realities revealed through acts of walking within the Lisbon metropolis. Here we have addressed sites of social rupture, large scale urban development and areas of the city that live with the risk of natural disaster. The exhibition will move into the fabric of the city and engages directly with the local environment. The ‘walks’ exhibited will acknowledge both real and fictional accounts of areas in and around the metropolis that will be captured through a series of printed city guides (displayed as part of the exhibition). Walking is ‘situated’ in spaces of art, architecture and writing, in acts of homage and protest; in the affirmation of boundaries and in trespass; in personal or public gestures; in wild or tame, mediated or constructed, interpretive, generative and embodied action; in reflection and in the invisible ‘everyday’. Walking, the exhibition proposes, can reveal a city that exists as a multi-layered construct of diverse, sometimes incompatible cultural, social, historical, political and economic sites and paths.
Jaspar Joseph-Lester (artist), Susanne Prinz (curator), Julie Westerman (artist), Sofia Marcal (curator), Filipa Roseta (architect) Miguel Santos (Artist), Carlos Noronha Feio (Artist); Marta Jecu (Writer and theorist), ), Mónica Amaral Ferreira (Civil Engineer), John Wainwright (physical geographer), Ian Kiaer (artist), Jonathan Skinner (social anthropology), Daniel Zamarbide (architect).
NOTA: Informação com base na divulgação do Museu de História Natural e da Ciência.