The stories of public realm objects

The 9th International Urban Sketchers Symposium in Porto is getting closer. Today, participants will get to choose the workshops they’ll be attending in the Summer. In the stories of public realm objects we’ll find out what tales do these ubiquitous everyday objects have to share, and what we can learn from them.

By single-mindedly focusing one object, we’ll become more aware of what it has to offer, to us, to others, how important, or how obsolete it is. The stories of public realm objects will be about immersing ourselves in the small unnoticeable things that make up the character of a true city. See you in Porto!

O 9º Simpósio Internacional de Urban Sketchers no Porto está cada vez mais próximo. Hoje, os participantes irão escolher os workshops a que irão assistir no verão. Nas histórias dos objectos públicos vamos descobrir o que nos podem contar estes objectos ubíquos, e o que é que podemos aprender com eles.

Ao nos concentrarmos num único objecto, iremos aperceber-nos do que ele nos pode oferecer, e a outros, quão importante, ou quão obsoleto ele é. As histórias dos objectos públicos serão sobre submergirmos nas pequenas e discretas coisas que fazem o carácter de uma verdadeira cidade. Vêmo-nos no Porto!

Author: Pedro Loureiro

I was born on the southwestern-most tip of Europe, in Lagos, Portugal. A childhood of legos and sandcastles led me to architecture school, but an adolescence of doodling drove me to sketching and later to illustration. I like to sketch, to travel and to chop vegetables into tiny manageable bits. I also like maps. The older the better!

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