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by Ana Costa, Ana Jordão, Bárbara Oliveira, Ivo Roberto, João Figueiras


Type of Gallery


Teaching projects


Miragaia's distinctive picturesque and poetic character took us to wander through its streets with a glance attentive and of discovery, fostered by successive feelings that provoked us. Every corner it's a surprise, each house is different from the next, and the vision, as a primordial sense, highlights the textures and colors of the surrounding buildings, referring for a haptic sense, very characteristic of this neighborhood. Despite “the real Venice” like many of its inhabitants call it, meet today in a transformation scenario and partly delivered to tourism, Miragaia still has a charisma that is recognizable, not only for its architecture, but also by the daily experience of those who inhabit it. If in a first phase of approaching the neighborhood, we intend to explore the authentic Miragaia, full of interactions and historical essence that has not yet been lost, in a second phase, we explore ruin and transformation patents to the neighborhood in contemporary times, as well as the relationship of people with this new urban context created. In a third and final phase, we carried out a set of assemblies with which we intend show the contrast ratio between the present and a utopian future. The introduction of the text element, through of poems and quotes that accompany photography, in addition to bringing the format closer to that of a newspaper, gives it a certain haptic and approximation character to the human experience of the neighborhood, narrating it.


Miragaia is currently characterized by the introduction occasional elements that create ruptures in the middle urban, interfering in this continuous contact with the past and history, and redefining the need of tradition in an architectural, cultural development and urbanistic. The overlap of a temporal stratum utopian that we propose in the assemblies made gives you an almost palimpsychic character, in an overlap of fragments inspired by Mies van der's montages Rohe and the Lisbon Vertigo group. The montage induces a rhetoric about space built in transformation, bringing connections instantaneous meaning and new temporalities. The dialectical method of assembly through juxtaposition of different contemporary buildings thus relate to the memory of the city that does not is the conscious memory of our memories, but the unconscious and deep memory that arises when we find something that interests us. Miragaia, where people come and go, but the essence remains and the place remains.