The Triennale brings Another Terra to the Marvila Municipal Library as part of Co•cidades!, a collaborative festival to learn and discuss participatory ways of making cities. In addition to the showcasing of projects selected through an open call, Sê Bairrista challenged the Triennale to present a set of international initiatives of citizen participation.
Two exhibitions from Terra, the Triennale 2022, are the starting point for this iteration: Multiplicity curated by Tau Tavengwa and Vyjayanthi Rao in co-production with the Millennium bcp Foundation and MNAC, and Retroactivate, which was shown at MAAT curated by Loreta Castro Reguera and José Pablo Ambrosi.
Another Terra brings to Marvila concrete examples promoted by local authorities, associations and neighbourhoods. Built with scarce means in close dialogue with communities in the most diverse corners of the world, they exemplify the possibilities that architecture has in rethinking its processes and adapting to a period marked by great inequalities.
Co•cidades is an initiative of Sê Bairrista that brings together institutions and people living in the Alfinetes, Salgadas and Marquês de Abrantes neighbourhoods to strengthen the local social fabric. This collaborative festival – in which the residents participating in this project were part of the curatorship – aims to foster initiatives that intervene in the public space, to reinforce the active role of the populations and also to put their hands to work, making common places more pleasant and useful to the community.
The exhibition is part of a more extensive programme that spreads through the surrounding streets with the display of twelve inspiring examples – two local initiatives and ten from the North to the South of the country – to celebrate the culmination of Sê Bairrista where it was born: Marvila, one of the most characteristic territories of the eastern area of Lisbon.
We will also bring to the library a pedagogical activity – City Stickers – to play with the children of Marvila (6-15 years old) while thinking about the particular identity of urban public spaces and what makes each city so special.
"The common, the collective and the collaborative have gained a new prominence with the technological transitions and the recent economic and social crises." Sê Bairrista
It is therefore urgent to ensure inclusive urban spaces that support the needs of the people and ecosystems that reside in them.
31 March to 28 April, 2023
Marvila Municipal Library
From 10h to 18h, closed on Sundays
Guided tours: booking through email@example.com