From the Storefront for Art and Architecture’s original concept, Lisbon was the 13th city where the project traveled and collected 40 letters. Curated by Ivo Poças Martins, these testimonies were displayed at Galeria dos Paços do Concelho between 8 October and 25 November. As a Satellite project, it presents a collection of letters written by participants addressed to Fernando Medina, bringing pressing issues and new ideas to the desk of Lisbon’s mayor.
Initiating a dialogue between those who represent a city and those that build it, we invite you to read all these letters coming from all over the world. As civic figures, architects have a privilege and a responsibility to articulate and translate the collective aspirations of society; particularly for those who are not able to sit at decision-making tables. A set of proposals based on depth knowledge of the dynamics of the city, its needs and aspirations that brings innovative ideas and visions of the city closer to the decision-makers, and vice versa.
On last day of the Satellite’s exhibition was presented the Revised and Expanded Edition that invited local associations and schools. A ceremony that served to identify problems and to give suggestions of those who live and inhabit the center or the outskirts of Lisbon.