The Muro Atelier collective visited the Afurada de Baixo and Afurada de Cima primary schools to organise a participatory activity with the children. The material produced will be exhibited in the “Soap” art installation, located in the Market Square.
For two days this week, the architectural collective Muro Atelier was at Afurada de Baixo and Afurada de Cima primary schools to inspire the little ones to immerse themselves in the world of art and architecture.
The Muro Atelier invited around 200 young people to be the real artists of the community. Every brushstroke, every idea, every creative expression will contribute to the construction of something special… All the material produced by the artists will be exhibited in the “Soap” art installation, located in the square next to the Afurada market.
This was a moment to celebrate creativity and also to share what Afurada means to the children of the community. According to the architects’ collective, “this activity was fundamental to making the art installation truly participatory and community-based”.
The “Soap” art installation was created to promote the circular economy as part of the Afurada Living Lab. The Muro Atelier collective has created an ephemeral work of art that is a tribute to the laundry and the iconic clotheslines of Afurada and will bring the market square to life. “Sabão” will be the stage for the intertwined voices of the multiple communities that make up the soul of this territory. This is a participatory work of art that is constantly evolving, where each contribution will become an indelible part of Afurada’s history and identity.