Porto City Hall celebrates its Historic Centre in the last week of this month, from 25 to 31 March, with a series of activities that reflect the work that has been developed collaboratively with different social agents.
With the motto "Gostava que estivesses aqui!... no Porto Património Mundial" (I wish you were here! ... in Porto World Heritage), the week dedicated to the Historic Centre of Porto, organised by the municipal company Porto Vivo, SRU, kicks off on March 25th (next Thursday), with the opening of the exhibition "interweaving", by Patrícia Brito, an emerging artist from Porto who explores a disruptive side of the textile traditional legacy.
This installation represents the "awareness of the collective and individual role citizens play in the common space that is the city", in which the combination and mixture of different fabrics, the expression of graphic and symbolic elements, metaphorically evoke collective memories, says the artist.
The piece will be exhibited on the façade of Porto Vivo, SRU's facilities, in Mouzinho da Silveira street, and also features a video by André Tentúgal, which mirrors the partnership established between the five cities that make up the project AtlaS.WH – Heritage in the Atlantic Area: Sustainability of Urban World Heritage Sites, which sparked this week's local celebration. In addition to Porto, the cities of Florence, Bordeaux, Edinburgh and Santiago de Compostela are part of this European network.
On March 25th, the initiative "Da Sé à Ribeira"(From Sé to Ribeira) will also be launched, a 360º virtual tour guided across the Historic Centre of Porto, and that invites the whole community to be surprised again on a (re)discovery of the city.
March 28th is the launch of the book "Gostaria que estivesses aqui!", published by the Museu da Cidade.
The week ends with the presentation, in webinar format, of the broad outline of the next Management and Sustainability Plan of the "Historic Centre of Porto, Luiz I Bridge and Monastery of Serra do Pilar". The webinar "Gostaria que estivesses aqui... a pensar no Centro Histórico do Porto" (I wish you were here ... thinking about the Historic Centre of Porto) takes place on March 31st, starting at 9:30 am, participation is free, but subject to registration. It will feature the town councillors Pedro Baganha and Ricardo Valente, SRU administrator, Raquel Maia, architect Rui Loza, who is in charge of the Management and Sustainability Plan of the Historic Centre of Porto, among other personalities who are an integral part of the collaborative work around the Management Plan of the Historic Centre of Porto.