Trafaria


Trafaria consists of three territories with different characteristics: Trafaria (a former bathing area and industrial town), 2º Torrão (a self-built neighbourhood on the south bank of Tejo river, with a culturally diverse population) and Cova do Vapor (a self-built neighbourhood, made up mainly of Portuguese people linked to fishing).




Photos: Nicole Sánchez





Artists in Trafaria





SARA E TRALHA (PT)



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Sara e Tralha wants to expand her vision of the "archaeology of the imagery". With this collection of multimediatic artworks she wishes to explore the poetic values of symbols in human life. During her residency she wants to focus on the objects of everyday life.
DIANA FERRO (IT)




Diana seeks to be a curious observer as she examines time and the processes of change and growth. She wants to learn about the processes and knowledge of the communities to create a web of connections based on it.
SARAH KILGALLON (US)




Sarah’s aim during her residency is to produce a creative historical document. It consists of a photo documentary, a construct of individual stories and heritage of the cultures within the neighborhoods.





LUCIANO B (AR)



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Luciano will develop a series of objects-planets-research with the topic of informality as resistance.
He reflects on how do we take action to become present in a word in which always more objects lose their materiality in favour of a digital echo of them.

VERONICA IACOMI (IT)



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Veronica will develop a photographic series, correlated to a short documentary that can help present to a wider audience the different realities populating the territory as they face the threat of being swept away by real estate speculation, progressive legalisation of the settlements, and gentrification in all its forms.

VARDIT GOLDNER (IL)



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Vardit will develop her project “Supper in 2. Torrão” during her residency. She wants to film the everyday supper of different communities and units in the neighbourhood to create a reflection of their reality through this necessary ritual.






LUIZA BALDAN (BR)



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Luiza is interested in researching what is it, that stays after any given transitionary process. So she wants to bring her interest in the residency by connecting with people with a continuity to the space, to learn what does the neighbourhood represent for the individual.

ALICE F. MARTINS (PT)



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Alice is interested in subjects related to villages and places that exist near the sea dealing with environmental issues and sustainability. During her residency she wants to look for traces of how people deal with the changes in the sea-level and protection of endangered areas.










Where is Trafaria?













based in Lisbon, Portugal
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