Joclécio Azevedo & Inês Moreira

ARK PORTO A school at the edge of nowhere

Joclécio Azevedo & Inês Moreira

© José Caldeira

The Library of Gesture and the Word

July

1 — 10Various timesThu — Sat

Biblioteca Popular de Pedro Ivo

Exhibition ⁄ Workshops
In the scope of Moving Borders
Price Free
Registrations paralelo.tmp@agoraporto.pt (conference and workshops)
Age rating >6
Additional information Except for the workshop and walk within the scope of Mapping Decolonial Paths (July 7), all activities are spoken in Portuguese.
The city is a continuous work in progress whose processes keep on creating new spaces, thus also producing borders, barriers and other types of invisibility. How can we keep track of the ongoing transformation processes? What do they conceal, and what must we reveal about them? Who recognises and is capable of exposing the several invisible borders? Can we conceive new ways of thinking, being and building together?
ARK PORTO A school at the edge of nowhere is a school, as place of transmission of knowledge, located in the middle of a square, at the intersection of different Porto boroughs, communities and routes.
Different collectives, associations and groups of artists and thinkers were invited to join this process of building this school as a platform to analyse and reflect upon Porto’s sociocultural environment.
ARK PORTO A school at the edge of nowhere unfolds in this exhibition and in a series of activities for an exploration and an activation of e new cartographies that can be activated both on printed paper and in walks, lectures and discussions about the realities that come out.

All activities are free, upon further registration and indication of the intended workshops to paralelo.tmp@agoraporto.pt.

EDITION (PDF)


CHRONICLES OF THE MARGINS (PDF)



PROGRAMME

2 – 9 July / 10.30h – 12.30h (except day 4)
Exhibition ARK PORTO Escola dos Confins e de Nenhures
Free entrance

1 July / 17.00h – 18.30h 
Conference Cartography 
with Jorge Ricardo Pinto
The teacher and researcher in the fields of history, heritage, geography and tourism, questions the concept of cartography, its historical evolution and the role of maps in society.

2 July / 14.30h – 17.30h 
Workshop within the scope of Map of Interruptions in the borough of Campanhã
with Visões Úteis
The artistic project, theatre-based and residing in Campanhã will part of its relation and work in the borough to reveal the physical interruptions that can only be found in confrontation with the territory, relating the concept of “invisible border” in the city with living along the national border.

3 July / 14.30h – 18.30h 
Workshop + walk within the scope of Map of Spoils
with Pedra no Rim collective
This artist group from the borough of Bonfim, Porto, which questions the notions of beauty, grotesque, death and fragility of the human condition through ceramics, invites us to discover, by crafting and walking the violence, cruelty, abbandonment and death in the city.

5 July / 14.30h – 18.30h 
Movement workshop within the scope of Brazilian Questionings
with CRL – Central Elétrica
CRL – Central Elétrica, transdisciplinary creation centre with the artistic direction of André Braga and Cláudia Figueiredo, which will share with us the creative process of “Travessia” [Crossing], a project by Pedro Vilela, that focuses on the Brazilian immigrant community living in the city: there is a Brazil that wants to ask questions to Portugal.

The performance “Travessia” [Crossing] will be presented from 8 until 11 of July on the programme of Cultura em Expansão. More info on the performance in www.culturaemexpansao.pt/sessao/travessia/.

6 July / 14.30h – 18.30h 
Workshop within the scope of Sahari-Rozeh-Iftar Map: Islamic Community of Porto
with Rebecca e Yasmine Moradalizadeh
Portuguese-Iranian sisters and visual artists, Rebecca and Yasmine Moradalizadeh, propose to understand and expose these Islamic presences from their main places of coexistence and social interactivity in the urban panorama of Porto and, in a sensory and gastronomical way, appeal to some of the Muslim customs, promoting a greater and extra-community interaction in order to break and demystify certain preconceptions...

7 July / 14.30h – 18.30h 
Workshop + Walk within the scope of Mapping Decolonial Paths
with InterStruct Collective
This collective founded in 2018 with the purpose of enabling people from different cultural origins collaborate propose interventions and stage artistic projects, revisits the First Portuguese Colonial Exhibition (1934) and its legacy in a workshop based on horizontal and collaborative methods and in a walk starting from Jardins do Palácio de Cristal.

8 July / 14.30h – 16.30h 
Workshop within the scope of Interpersonal Spheres in Public Spaces map
with Curbes_ESAP
Constituted by six students from the first edition of the Post-Graduation in Curatorship, Urban Culture and Spatial Practices at ESAP, Curbes_ESAP proposes a reflection on the encounters of individual spheres, in between those who use the public space, approaching the idea of invisible border associated with the behavioral geography, personal sphere, and socialization processes during and after confinement. 

9 July / 14.30h – 18.30h 
Walk within the scope of COMMUNAL RADIO-MAP: The Wave Hunter
with Rodrigo Paglieri
Teacher and artist-researcher from Santiago de Chile and living in Porto since September 2019, who proposes a walk through Porto – from Praça do Marquês de Pombal to Boavista, passing by Miragaia - to capture the sounds of the city, opening up the possibility of streaming them via a community’s FM radio antenna.

10 July / 10.30h – 18.30h 
Workshop within the scope of ToxiCity: Cartographic Hyperplanes of the Air and the Body map with Inês Tartaruga Água
Multidisciplinary artist, focused on issues of deep ecology and biopolitics, sound explorer and adept of DIY philosophy and of collaborative and participatory practices in public space, Inês Tartaruga Água leads us in the individual construction of a sonic device to capture pollution.


The MOVING BORDERS project is a collaboration between seven European cultural venues and festivals—Teatro Municipal do Porto, Hellerau European Centre of the Arts (Dresden, Germany), Le Maillon (Strasbourg, France), Ringlokschuppen (Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany), Spring Performing Arts Festival (Utrecht, the Netherlands), Performing Arts Institute (Warsaw, Poland) and Onassis Cultural Centre (Athens, Greece). It is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. Over a period of two years, seven distinct versions of one artistic concept—“ARK”, by the British artists collective Quarantine—will be produced in Athens, Dresden, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Porto, Strasbourg, Utrecht and Warsaw in collaboration with local artists, creators and citizens, and adapted to each city’s unique local demographic, historic, cultural and social realities.
As a cooperative venture, Moving Borders aims at contributing to an analysis of the notion of “border” and its manifestations in contemporary European societies, paying particular attention to the several borders incessantly resurfacing in social, cultural and economic contexts.

The Library of Gesture and the Word

July

1 — 10Various timesThu — Sat

Biblioteca Popular de Pedro Ivo

Exhibition ⁄ Workshops
In the scope of Moving Borders
Price Free
Registrations paralelo.tmp@agoraporto.pt (conference and workshops)
Age rating >6
Additional information Except for the workshop and walk within the scope of Mapping Decolonial Paths (July 7), all activities are spoken in Portuguese.
Produced by Teatro Municipal do Porto in partnership with Cultura em Expansão 
Original concept and artistic direction ARK Quarantine
Co-curatorship ARK PORTO Joclécio Azevedo, Inês Moreira
With the participation of CRL Central Elétrica - André Braga, Cláudia Figueiredo e Pedro Vilela; Curbes_ESAP - Isabelle Neri, Lívia Barts, Mariana Morais, Marina Rei, Teresa Arêde, Vanessa Spanholi; Inês Tartaruga Água; InterStruct Collective; Jorge Ricardo Pinto (ensaio); Pedra no Rim; Rebecca e Yasmine Moradalizadeh; Rodrigo Paglieri; Visões Úteis
On-the-ground reporting Gisela Leal 
Scenography Inês Moreira in collaboration with Clarice Cunha 
The MOVING BORDERS project is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.



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