Teatro Lethes this Wednesday, on October 27th, hosted the Faro Convention International Conference - Warm Up Meeting, which aims to celebrate the 16 years of the Faro Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for Society.
In this session, memorandums of understanding were signed between the Municipality of Faro, the University of the Algarve, UNESCO - Chair on Heritage and Heritage and the Reshaping of Urban Conservation for Sustainability and the TU Delft Chairo n Heritage and Values (Netherlands), which aim to strengthen the collaboration and further development of this topic in the future and the development of an action programme for the first Faro Convention International Conference which will be held in 2022.
In the morning, the event had presentations by several PhD students on themes such as communities, sustainability, participation and urbanism. In the afternoon, a workshop and a debate on the use of digital technologies in the context of Cultural Heritage, with the MI.MOMO.FARO project as a motto, were held.
It is recalled that the Faro Convention, signed in the city on 27 October 2005, underlines the importance of cultural heritage as an integral part of Human Rights and democracy, promoting a broad and interdisciplinary understanding of this concept and its relationship with society.
The Faro Convention marks a turning point in heritage thinking, by understanding cultural heritage as a matter that belongs to all and for all, which should be everyone's responsibility and where everyone has the right to participate, being this inherent to the right to cultural participation defined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. With the creation of an International Conference dedicated to the Faro Convention, the Municipality of Faro and the Candidature of Faro to European Capital of Culture 2027 intend to promote this valorization of the individual and collective role of society within the scope of heritage, which without it loses its true meaning.
MI.MOMO.FARO distinguished with an Honourable Mention at the Iberian Biennial of Cultural Heritage 2021
The project MI.MOMO.FARO, promoted by the Faro’s candidacy to the European Capital of Culture, was distinguished with an Honourable Mention for Approaching the Young Public, in the first edition of the Património.pt Awards, of the Iberian Biennial of Cultural Heritage 2021.
Sophie Matias, Councillor for Faro City Council, said: "We are delighted to receive this distinction that recognises the capacity of mobilisation of the Municipality of Faro and the Candidature for European Capital of Culture, but mainly, to reward the effort and commitment of the teachers and students of our municipality. They were the ones who gave life to the project. This honourable mention will also leverage a second edition of MI.MOMO.FARO that will involve more schools in the region, more teachers and more students.”
Tiago Candeias, who represented MI.MOMO.FARO at the Iberian Biennial of Cultural Heritage 2021, said: "We make a very positive balance of our participation. This event is a benchmark in the Cultural Heritage sector, not only at national level, but also at Iberian and International level. We had a great participation from the public. Everyone showed great curiosity, interest and desire to know the project in order to understand how two apparently very different realities (Modernist Architecture and Minecraft) can come together and be taught in such a fun and challenging way. The interest was widespread, with many architects and teachers from schools in the region wanting to know more about the project and discover the buildings built by the students in Minecraft. The feedback we received exceeded all expectations."
During the last week, many people have passed by our space in the Santa Iria Fair and demonstrated themselves being "Marafados para Ganhar" for this candidacy. Our biggest thanks to all the artists who volunteered to make our space at the fair more dynamic, namely: João Correia who reproduced the image of the "Marafados para Ganhar" campaign on an urban art mural; the artists Joana R. Sá, Leandro Marcos, Maria Vaz and Fábio Soares (aka Basap), who were customising t-shirts to offer to the visitors; as well as the Real Tuna Infantina and the Tuna Feminina Feminis Ferventis who brought music and good mood to our space.
We have entered a new phase and the presence of Faro's Candidature to the European Capital of Culture 2027 in the Santa Iria Fair was one more step towards our affirmation as an artistic project and an important engine for the economic and social development of the Algarve. We want, as before, to continue to involve the whole region in the process, we count on everyone so that, together, we can face the challenges ahead.
We are "MARAFADOS PARA GANHAR".
Faro's candidacy to become the European Capital of Culture is the driving force behind the development of cultural programmes among municipalities
From August 7th to November 12th, various locations in the Algarve will host the musical & multimedia show, "Eis o Algarve". The next event will be on 28th August at Forte do Beliche in Sagres, followed by 7th September at Largo da Sé in Faro.
In this show, the accordion of Nelson Conceição, an internationally renowned musician from Bordeira, leads the audience on a journey through the traditional arts of the Algarve people, where dance, music, lighting, video and set design immerse the audience in the cultural identity of the region, from its roots to the present day.
An opportunity to rediscover the Algarve, its people and cultural heritage. 10 musicians, 4 dancers, dozens of video actors, several creators from various artistic disciplines and more than a dozen technicians, producers and production assistants, form a team of excellence, which built a unique and unpredictable show.
After the premiere in Estoi, "Eis o Algarve" will be presented in several dates and locations, with schedules to be confirmed, depending on the regulations in force at the time of its realization:
Reservations | 968 506 072 (10am to 1pm / 3pm to 6pm) | firstname.lastname@example.org
Contacts for interviews | Mauro Amaral (+351 932 857 035) & Nelson Conceição (+351 965 581 477)
What beautiful, sustainable projects for everyone exist in the Algarve? What New European Bauhaus ideas and initiatives exist in other European countries and can be implemented in the Algarve? How can Algarve entities cooperate and co-create with the aim of actively participating in this big European movement?
These were the questions that guided the "Session of Co-Design of future projects under the New European Bauhaus movement", which took place on 21 July at the Museu do Traje, in S. Brás de Alportel, with the aim of contributing to the gathering of ideas for future projects and new unions that are fundamental to the development of the Algarve in this international challenge. The sharing session allowed us to explore new links and synergies between professionals and projects developed and desired for the Algarve region, crossing the areas of sustainability, accessibility, technology, art and culture.
The session was specially designed to achieve the proposed objectives and included several moments of participation, brainstorming and co-design of new projects. Revitalisation of the urban space and the rooftops, new models of artistic residences, social-based entrepreneurship, renewal and (re)adaptation of traditional knowledge, food education and sustainable consumption habits were some of the topics discussed.
Entities present at the Co-Design Session of future projects within the New European Bauhaus movement"
Currently projects and initiatives are being collected for the construction of the "digital gallery of inspiring projects in the Algarve, within the New European Bauhaus" through the following link: "New European Bauhaus" inspiring projects in the Algarve (google.com). Have you realized or have an ongoing project that fits the vision of the New European Bauhaus? Then this challenge is for you!
What show would you like to see? Would you like to suggest an event or an exhibition? Do you have a good idea or project you'd like to get out of the drawer? If you answered yes to at least one of these questions, drop by our Culture Booth and join us for online meetings. We want to hear what you have to say. Together we will build the cultural programme for Faro's Candidature to be European Capital of Culture 2027.
In order to mobilize and integrate the community in a project with the importance and dimension of the Candidature of Faro to European Capital of Culture 2027 (Faro 2027), we created Banca da Cultura, a space for cooperation and sharing, where ideas and proposals can be presented for the realization of initiatives, spaces or construction of events in order to build the artistic program of the Candidature. These meeting points for the exchange of ideas are open to all citizens of the Algarve region who wish to participate and contribute with their ideas and points of view, without needing to be connected to the cultural and creative sector of the region.
How can you participate?
Banca da Cultura will be accessible to all those who wish to participate, through four online meetings:
There is a permanent Banca da Cultura on our website where through a simple form you can submit your idea, dream or project for 2027.
So that no one is left out, and everyone can contribute towards building Faro 2027, our Banca da Cultura will have a physical space in the Faro Municipal Market (to be opened on a date that's to be announced) and will also travel around the Algarve with necessary stops in communities, associations and other entities, such as immigrant communities.
Faro2027 reaffirms its commitment to submitting a European Capital of Culture application with the involvement of the entire region
The Algarve Intermunicipal Community (AMAL), The University of Algarve (UALG) and the Algarve Regional Tourism Board (RTA) will co-produce the application.The Regional Coordination and Development Commission (CCDR), The Portuguese Institute of Sports and Youth (IPDJ) and the Regional Directorate for Culture have expressed their interest in collaborating.
A regional, concerted and inclusive application was the guiding principle behind the Official Session held to establish local and regional collaboration agreements as part of Faro's Bid for the European Capital of Culture 2027, which took place on the 25th November at Teatro das Figuras in Faro. It was at this session that collaboration agreements were signed between the Municipality of Faro and the University of Algarve, the Algarve Regional Tourism Board and the Algarve Intermunicipal Community, thus formalising these entities as co-producers of the application. In this session, Collaboration Letters were also signed by the IPDJ Algarve Regional Directorate, the Algarve’s Regional Directorate for Culture the and CCDR, therefore formalising their interest in participating in this process, which aims to develop the region.
The session was rounded off with a lovely photograph taken of the Algarve’s key regional leaders, embodying the long-sought-after idea that Faro’s Bid for European Capital of Culture encompass the entire region. A session widely attended by the region’s life forces.