The “Open Monument” project is a permanent public space installation, by MAI_lab | MAIpublicspace, that wants to recover the link between the inhabitants of Crestuma, Portugal and its landscape history. At the same time, the design aims to boost an experimental, pedagogical and participative realm that should develop new senses of appropriation and belonging. More images and project description after the break.
Its free appropriation is open to the community allowing room for collective and creative actions from inhabitants and artists, who may intervene, modifying it continuously, proposing new authorships, new social dynamics and new senses of belonging. Also, this new element intends to become a landmark where the art practice is implemented as a shared social process, part of the everyday life.
The “Open Monument” is a permanent public space work from (Dis)location Collective Exhibition supported by Madep/Fbaup and Trans|form|actions project. Since its implementation it has been transformed by maipublicspace and by Crestuma’s inhabitants.
Architects: Miguel Costa | maipublicspace Location: Crestuma, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal Materials: Metal structure and perforated metal sheet Project Year: 2010 Photographs: Miguel Costa | maipublicspace