The Open Monument

Open Monument | Monumento Aberto | Miguel Costa | Micro Atelier de Arquitectura e Arte

The installation of a “monument” that revisits the image of a maize crib on the riverfront attempts to restore an old relationship between some of Crestuma’s existing maize cribs and the river Douro. Further, this new element intends to become a landmark giving a new visibility to the town from the river, and, simultaneously, leaving its appropriation open by allowing room for collective actions from inhabitants and artists, who may intervene, modifying it continuously, proposing thus new authorships, new social dynamics and new senses of belonging – an “Open Monument”. The “Open Monument” project is a public space installation that intends to recover the link between the inhabitants of Crestuma and its landscape symbols/history. At the same time, intends to boost an experimental, pedagogical and participative realm that could develop new senses of appropriation and belonging. 

Miguel Costa  | 2010 | Permanent public space installation from (Dis)location#1 | MA Collective Exhibition | Madep/Fbaup + Trans|form|actions

Open Monument | Monumento Aberto | Miguel Costa | Micro Atelier de Arquitectura e Arte
Open Monument | Monumento Aberto | Miguel Costa | Micro Atelier de Arquitectura e Arte
Open Monument | Monumento Aberto | Miguel Costa | Micro Atelier de Arquitectura e Arte
Open Monument | Monumento Aberto | Miguel Costa | Micro Atelier de Arquitectura e Arte
Open Monument | Monumento Aberto | Miguel Costa | Micro Atelier de Arquitectura e Arte
Open Monument | Monumento Aberto | Miguel Costa | Micro Atelier de Arquitectura e Arte
Open Monument | Monumento Aberto | Miguel Costa | Micro Atelier de Arquitectura e Arte
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