ESPIGAR NAS GENTES
São Bento is history, are many stories! Stories of passage, of departures and arrivals, of joys and farewells. It is a place of work and routines and, undeniably, a symbol of past modernity and tradition, rituals and many more. And the atrium of tiles of Jorge Colaço, is still the registry of heroes, of ancestors, of many and many people.
The Espigar nas Gentes* was a start from this and hard climb up to Rua da Madeira and go down to Cimo de Vila. It was to find Largo da Rua Chã and follow to Rua do Loureiro, going through all the alleys and crossroads that slice the road. It was a learning by searching and researching, it was a call to discovery, to observation, to listening to what is this (almost) invisible place of the city.
Espigar in the Gentes was the driving of renowned Portuguese illustrators, in this incessant and inconstant recognition, for an updated portrait of the lives of this place, today's stories, customs, uses, smells and tastes and everything else that is perceived in this territory.
Espigar na Gentes was a celebrated portrait of São bento, who was proudly assumed in the streets and trains of this place.
* Espigar nas Gentes in english means something like ‘Engaging in the People’
Public Art Project
Porto Lazer, Portugal
concept, curation, graphic identity, development, contents and co-production
São Bento Railway Station, Porto, Portugal
André da Loba (Portugal), Júlio Dolbeth (Portugal), Mariana a miserável (Portugal), Mariana Rio (Portugal) e Nicolau (Portugal)
‘Espigar nas Gentes’
‘Espigar nas Gentes’ de Rui Malvarez (Diffuse)
André da Loba x Sr. Henrique
André da Loba x Nikita
Júlio Dolbeth x D. Eduarda
Mariana a miserável x Sr. Carlos Alves
Mariana a miserável x Sr. Guilherme
Mariana Rio x Sr. Fernando Mota
Mariana Rio x Mónica Oliveira
Nicolau x Christian Georgescu
Nicolau x Paulo Alexandre
Guided tour with the presence of the illustrators and the 'portrayed' ones
Exhibition of posters in the ‘new square’ Locomotiva