changing the village
working with the perception
The aim of ‘A Vila da Mañá’ is to change the model of town or city, we believe that another one can be possible. This is achieved through the protagonist participation of local children and adolescents who, by working with fundamental concepts through tactical urban planning actions, become active citizens capable of transforming their spaces.
In this case, the village is worked on, like its habitat, its game board to be discovered. Understanding its structure, conformation, morphology, its voids and its fillings, its history, its traditions, and its symbolic and immaterial issues is essential to be able to reflect on how they move from one site to another, the routes, the points important where the lives of the girls, boys and teenagers of the community develop.
“The purpose of art is to impart the feeling about things as they are perceived instead of as they are known (or conceived). The “find objects strange” technique of art, of making forms difficult, of increasing the difficulty and magnitude of perception is not aesthetic as an end itself and must be prolonged. Art is a way of experiencing the quality or artistic essence of an object; the object is not the important thing. ”
Color your village
The city/town we are working in has become a playground, an experimental laboratory in which children and teenagers can act from a new point of view.