Inauguration of a series of talks and exhibitions in Braga Municipal Market – Square

Next Saturday, June 19, at 11 am the sub-cycle Talks in the Square and the exhibition  Inutilidades  e reciclagem com criatividade  will inaugurate. The event results from articulation between Braga City Hall and Passeio – CECS Art and Urban Culture Platform, as part of the research and action project COMPRAÇA.

Under the motto: What do the vendors of the square have to teach us and show us? the cycle of talks aims to provide a space for informal conversation and sharing of experiences/knowledge between vendors and people from the sciences and the arts, under a given theme, variable according to each session. The Talks in the Square are open to the general public and will occur in the market space.

The first conversation of the cycle, dedicated to the topic “Inutilities and recycling with creativity”, regarding the current Exhibition of Rosa Oliveira’s works, a farmer-seller in the Square, will have the participation of the author, as well as Bernardo Providência, Jorge Louro, Miguel Duarte and Teresa Mora.

The objects that make up the exhibition are made by recycling everyday objects and materials, such as empty plastic bleach bottles, cardboard egg cartons, styrofoam bases from fish packing, string, and plastic spoons from picnics. The author breathes new life into them, short-circuiting the sequence of consumption and the ever more vertiginous obsolescence that would lead them, with no return, to the trash.

COMPRAÇA is a research and intervention project developed by Passeio that aims to highlight the role of media in transforming urban space into a lived place and the participation of each one to build a commonplace and a shared/contested feeling.

Passeio is an urban art and culture platform of the Communication and Society Research Centre of the University of Minho. The project aims to set the gaze on the spaces of sociability and contextualize the daily actions in cities in dialogue with the shared memory of its inhabitants and passers-by.