This workshop aims to create, in a common outdoor space within the neighbourhood, a structure that protects from the sun, producing a shade that is very useful for the residents' events and collective activities. Using obsolete, damaged or unwanted pieces of clothing, a patchwork awning will be created, involving participants and the community. How can we mix and match the patchwork? What stories can we create? How can we talk about our community? How can I represent myself in this big collective quilt? These and other questions are an integral part of the workshop, which not only seeks to solve a collective need, but also promote the celebration of memories, family and community.
Ana Rita António lives and works between Bergen and Caldas da Rainha. Her work addresses formal and conceptual issues resulting from the development of various methodologies associated with solving problems. The methodologies are shaped through installations, sculptures, photographs or object hacking. After completing her degree in Painting at ESAD in Caldas Da Rainha (2003), her artistic training included an MA at Kunstakademiet, Bergen (2006) and a degree from the Design Lab department at Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam (2011). She has been part of artistic residencies and presented her work in several solo and group exhibitions in different countries.