Francesco Carreri, Lorenzo Romito and Marc Latapie (Stalker/Osservatorio Nomade | Roma),
Jean-Philippe Vassal (Lacaton&Vassal Architectes | Paris),
Luís Santiago Baptista (arq|a Arquitectura e Arte | Lisboa),
Teresa Marat-Mendes (ISCTE | Lisboa)

Organization | Marc Latapie & Ester Pieri
Co-production | ZDB Galeria Zé dos Bois
Consulting | Mário Caeiro, Maria da Graça Saraiva
Video | Ricardo Silva
Support | CML Câmara Municipal de Lisboa, EPAL Empresa Portuguesa das Águas Livres, FAUTL Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade Técnica de Lisboa,
IFP Institut Franco-Portuguais, IIC Istituto Italiano di Cultura,
Museu da Água
Official media partner | arq|a Arquitectura e Arte

Ademar, Alexandra, Andrea, Andrea, Bodil, Claudia, Cyrille, Duarte, Ester, Fabiana, Francesco, Francesco, Frederico, Giulia, Jacopo, Jean-Philippe, Joao, Joana, Jorge, Lorenzo, Luca, Luís, Mafalda, Marc, Marta, Matt, Pedro, Pieter, Ricardo, Rita, Rui, Sara, Sílvia, Simon, Susana,
Susana, Tamás, Teresa and all the people we met along the path.

Special thanks
Alexandra, Associação Cultural Moinho da Juventude, Elisa, Hernani, María,
Pia Livia, Pieter, Raquel, Ricardo, Silvia, Sylvain, Tamás and Dona Teresa.

A Stalker/Osservatorio Nomade
Osservatorio Nomade is an interdisciplinary research project conducted by Stalker.
The project promotes interventions based on the spatial practices of exploration, listening,
relation and on creative interactions with the environment, its inhabitants and their “archives of
memories”. These processes aim to generate social and environmental relations that are self-organised and evolve over time. The sensitive and dynamic mapping of territories and communities generated through these processes remains easy to access. These interventions promote knowledge sharing and raise the awareness of communities towards their territory and their cultural environment.

The aqueduct of Aguas Livres was constructed in the 18th century to provide water to the city of Lisbon. It is 18 km long and it has an extensive system of branches.
The architectural complex overlooks existing agricultural landscapes and high density urban areas, crossing “diffuse” peripheral zones where the traditional dichotomy city/ field disappears. Towards its end, the aqueduct crosses the forest park of Monsanto, it travels through the Alcântara valley before reaching the center of Lisbon, where its complex and curious path ends in the many historical layers of the city. The aqueduct does more than linking up these geographically diverse territorial and urban realities. It also connects the social, environmental and cultural realities of these places. It is this physical connection between realities that are sometimes intangible that Stalker/Osservatorio Nomade aims to explore through the walk.
This project also aims to show how looking at this 18th century heritage can generate a new reading of the contemporary city, with its new problems and characteristics.

▪ Conference on the relationship between informal practices and built
interventions in the domain of Architecture and Urbanism.
▪ Walk along the aqueduct of Aguas Livres, from waterspring of Mãe d’Água Velha to Mãe d’ Água Amoreiras Reservoir with stay at camping Monsanto.
▪ Workshop to share and edit records and the impressions on the walk.
▪ Public presentation about the walk and the edited recordings of the experience.

27th – 30th May 2009
27th | conference
28th | walk part 1
29th | walk part 2 + workshop part 1
30th | workshop part 2 + public presentation

Walk | From waterspring of Mãe d’Água Velha, vale de Carenque to Mãe d’Água Reservoir Amoreiras, Lisbon
Conference + workshop + presentation | ZDB - Galeria Zé dos Bois,
Rua da Barroca 59, Bairro Alto, Lisbon

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