Between 2014 and 2016, multiple initiatives happened, through partnerships, occupying a network of ground floors and/or public spaces.
These initiatives provided opportunities to publicize local commerce, the work and activities of local entities and to foster the cooperation network between each other, strengthening it.
Producer Ana Francisca Amaral (Poço de Ideias) and international arts collective Cosmicmegabrain organized a collective exhibition at Rua do Poço dos Negros, partnering with around 20 local merchants, where the works of approximately 40 artists were exhibited. With this action, the human and logistical endogenous resources were capitalized and a new local, national and international partnership was generated.
The event took place in December 19, 2014, with no fees associated, facilitating the access, inclusion and democratic participation of the local community and its relationship with the art world.
In June 2016 MANPOWER came back to Rua Poço dos Negros, echoing the intervention of 2014 in local shops and public spaces.
DEMO 15 was an event produced by teachers and students of theFashion Design degree at Faculdade de Arquitectura de Lisboa. For the event, a pop-up store was created at a ground floor space in Rua do Poço dos Negros, selling student’s designs, Drawings and elements of the design process were exhibited at local shops and storefronts at Rua Poço dos Negros, Poiais de São Bento and São Bento.
PLANO LISBOA – MUNDOS ALTERNATIVOS
For a month, at night, some of the store windows at Rua do Poço dos Negros became subject of video projections designed by various artists. This public space exhibition was thought and produced by cultural association Plano Lisboa.
Triângulo Aberto was an event that happened twice and with the purpose of encouraging of local commerce. During each edition, local shops were open during an extended period and with specific activities, as a strategy to bring more people to the neighborhood.
Ruas Poço dos Negros, Poiais de São Bento, São Bento, da Silva, dos Pescadores, dos Mastros, das Gaivotas, Misericórdia Civil Parish, Lisbon