Painting in Portugal
13. 十月 2022
Photo © ivo tavares studio
Photographer Ivo Tavares sent us photographs of Escadinhas Footpaths, a network of pedestrian paths linking the the neighborhood of Monte Xisto with the Leça River in Matosinhos, Portugal. Paulo Moreira Architectures and the art collective Verkron have enlivened the paths with bright colors.
According to a project description accompanying the photographs, "the initiative is intended to demonstrate the added value that low-budget projects can bring to more 'hidden,' neglected urban spaces in our cities." The Escadinhas Footpaths project focuses on two ares in Monte Xisto: a stair leading to Rua das Escadinhas and an old ruin. Both pieces were rehabilitated before painting and had benches added to them so people can rest while walking the path.
Below are drawings, photographs, and a couple of short films on the project that was designed by Paulo Moreira Architectures with Verkron, and was promoted by INSTITUTO in the framework of Bairros Saudáveis initiative. The project also had the support of InResidence / Ágora – Cultura e Desporto and União de Freguesias - Custóias, Leça do Balio e Guifões.