Constança SaraivaCommunity Art – A Poetic Archive on Aging

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This book is based on the project House/Archive, which was the result of an art residency in a day care centre in the neighbourhood of Sé, in Lisbon. House/Archive was a case study for the thesis developed within the MA in Museology at the Faculty of Fine Arts of Lisbon, completed in 2012, the content of which is reproduced here. It is the starting point of an investigation of what is Community Art and about the issues of agieng, the value that is given to it and its curious connection with childhood. The study of project House/Archive shows that the research on a community is essential to achieve a level of intimacy with their social, historical and human context, proving the importance and consequences of this method in the artistic process of those who work with communities.

The necessity for documentation of these art practices leads to the construction of an archive formed by the remains of the artistic process. This singular way of archiving and of constituting an archive leads to the concept of Poetic Archive.

Constança SaraivaCommunity Art – A Poetic Archive on Aging

Photography: Constança Saraiva, Nuno Farinha

Design: Constança Saraiva

 

2015

Selfpublished

Hand-made

124 pages
21 x 15 cm
Softcover
Digital Print

Second Edition

ISBN 978-989-8300-84-3

 

*Jury Selection - Best Portuguese Book Designs 2010-2013

*Winner - Oficina do Cego Award 2015

Constança SaraivaCommunity Art – A Poetic Archive on Aging