In May 2019, the Council of Figueira da Foz proposed the MOVE | Vocational and Employment Offers. Mistaker Maker was called to develop a parallel program of urban art actions, entitled 'Arte Urbana que MOVE' (something like ‘urban art that moves you’), which aimed to respond in a clear way to the pretensions of strengthening and giving continuity to the Urban Art tour already existing in this Municipality, revitalizing streets and public spaces, fostering a sense of belonging, appropriation and preservation of these among the population of Figueira da Foz.
For this action we proposed the making of two mural interventions in public space, made by 2 Portuguese urban artists: GonçaloMar and Halfstudio.
For a contact and more direct work with the young community, target audience of MOVE, we held two workshops:
- 'Urban Laboratory', a moment of free experimentation of the techniques of painting with aerosol, guided by the urban artist GonçaloMar
- 'Urban art in cross stitch', workshop guided by AHENEAH, an urban artist and Portuguese designer who tries through her work to decontextualize and transform traditional techniques into modern graphics, connecting cultures and generations.
In order to reactivate the circuit of Urban Art already existing in the Municipality, its valorization and renovation, 2 guided tours were carried out, for which the general public was invited to attend.
Public Art Event
Figueira da Foz City Council
curation, development and production
Figueira da Foz, Portugal
GonçaloMar and Halfstudio (Portugal)
urban laboratory oriented by GonçaloMar (Portugal)
urban art in cross stitch oriented by Aheneah (Portugal)
oriented by the curator Lara Seixo Rodrigues