180 Creative Camp
Curator of the urban interventions of the Factory field of 180 Creative Camp.
180 Creative Camp is an event organized by Canal 180 in Abrantes, Portugal. Over the course of one week, 50 international creatives participate in numerous activities within the three areas that make up the event: Factory, Academia and Festival.
In 2017, the 5th edition of the festival, the aim was to connect the event with the inhabitants of the city. To this end, three experiences were proposed in Factory related to urban interventions, trying to bring focus on the full scale of those participating in the event: creative attendees from all over the world, residents of the city, to reinforce the ephemeral character and also make permanent the capacity of architecture to transform people’s lives.
Curated programme: urban interventions in the Factory area of 180 Creative Camp: Aurantes by Diogo Aguiar Studio, Polonio workshop by Clara Álvarez, Manuel Bouzas, Antonio Bouzas, Irene F. Garijo, Israel Martín, Paloma García and Origami by Manuel Bouzas, Manuel Bouzas and Clara Álvarez.
Aurantes by Diogo Aguiar Studio
Origami b Manuel Bouzas, Manuel Bouzas y Clara Álvarezy
Polonio workshop by Clara Álvarez, Manuel Bouzas, Antonio Bouzas, Irene F. Garijo, Israel Martín, Paloma García
AURANTES/ABRANTES. Diogo Aguiar Studio
Aurantes is an artistic project about the revitalization of public space.
The non-place found in the city center was converted into a new meeting place, but especially in a space-tribute to the memory of the city.
The geometric rigid lines that divide the space reproduce the familiar drawings of the city (the typical painted basement and the stabilizers of interior façades) while the golden reflective color that magnifies the forgotten empty void – and that covers both walls, pavement, the urban equipment and the restored bench – refers to the glourious times when gold was sought in the river that crosses the city.