Como desenhar uma cidade?

Building a collective, inclusive, accessible and participatory social space through artistic practice


Promoter: Associação Cultural Terra Amarela
Artistic Area: Theatre, Music and Audiovisual Art
Person in charge of the artistic area: Marco Paiva
Person in charge of the social area: Ana Rita Paiva
Duration: 24 months
SDG: 10. Reduced inequalities, 11. Sustainable cities and communities


The Como Desenhar uma Cidade? project aims at bringing together a group of 60 people from different social, economic and cultural backgrounds who live, study or work in the parish of Lumiar. By merging three artistic languages – theatre, music and audiovisual art –, the project encourages reflection, practice and creation focusing on the key premise of building a collective, more inclusive, accessible and participatory social space.

It begins by exploring the concept of city and then, in multidisciplinary workshops, will focus on artistic creation, the results of which will be presented at the end of the project’s second year, in collaboration with Braga Media Arts.


©Paulo Pimenta
Como desenhar uma cidade © Paulo Pimenta
Como desenhar uma cidade © Paulo Pimenta
Como desenhar uma cidade © Paulo Pimenta


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Como desenhar uma cidade? First months, first year

Director Mário Melo Costa follows the “Como desenhar uma cidade?” project to reflect on “what a city is” and “what cultural accessibility means within a city”. The video documents the first months of the project.

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Sustainable Development Goals


This project contributes to the following SDG target


Target 10.2

Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status

Target 11.3

Enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management in all countries

Updated on 10 december 2021

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