The Agricultura Lusitana project brought together some 150 people from 9 Portuguese university schools of design, 22 craft studios and a design team, who were invited to immerse themselves in the life of the villages, drawing inspiration from the context of those places and their communities, landscapes and culture, and using them conceptually to create significant objects of memory and identity of the Portuguese culture and spirit, and the values of the territory. The exhibition 2015-18 also presents new projects, which combine knowledge, attract new agents and mobilize the comunity to look for new paths of connection to the land and for the transformation of places.
OUR PLAN IS TO REINVENT THE CULTURE OF PLACES WITH THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THEM SO AS TO GENERATE SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC VALUE IN THE REGION.
We experiment with our identity, making use of creativity and knowledge. We are giving this territory visibility as a living laboratory, open to new thinking and settlers capable of playing a key role in changing the social fabric to bring about new ways of doing and being.
Exhibition held at the Museu de Arte Popular between March 23 and December 30, 2018.
Wednesday to Friday – 10 am to 6 pm
Saturdays and Sundays - closes between 1 pm and 2 pm