Past exhibition at Lumiar Cité:

Mapa da Musgueira

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In the tradition of Architecture Without Architects, Mapa da Musgueira (Map of Musgueira) functions as a particular event in the evolving history of social architecture.
In practice, Mapa da Musgueira functions as the omniscient disclosure of space. As a metaphor, the neighborhood of Musgueira/ Alta de Lisboa is transformed into Bentham's Panopticon through a work of social architecture that does not require the physical manipulation of space or materials.
As a result, Mapa Da Musgueira is accessible to the public as As a virtual work that is available for view outside of the exposition space, Lumiar Cité, the requisite of a social contract between the spectator and author, is modified, if not delivered into obsolescence., to launch on 28 January 2010, will be universally accessible from the internet, at the given address. The site will deliver a current map of Musgueira/ Alta de Lisboa. The map will confront the traditional understandings of cartography, as it is produced from thousands of photographs and will result in a three dimensional space, that will allow for manipulation from the end user.
Akin to a similar technology in use by Street View in Google Maps, Mapa da Musgueira furthers the use of available technology by producing high resolution virtual environments not based on an existing transportation infrastructure. Fifty virtual maps of Musgueira/ Alta de Lisboa will allow for infinite navigation to the end user, through the all the hills, developments, and obscure corners of Musgueira/ Alta de Lisboa.
Functioning as the exhibition space for Maumaus – Escola de Artes Visuais, Lumiar Cité continues to explore and define the relationship between the arbiters of culture and a given social architecture. First given as a gesture against the Paris Salon of the mid 19th century, the Salon Des Refusés re-situated a given language and relationship, that between the spectator, institution, and author.
As an enterprise, and a result of the shift in manufacturing from industrialized to developing nations, the 20th century saw the physical transformation of existing architectures for the dissemination of cultural capital. In The Rise of The Creative Class, Richard Florida elaborates on the simultaneous social, economic, and political morphisms that paralleled the creative communities emigration from codified to improvised architectures.
The situation of Lumiar Cité in Musgueira/ Alta de Lisboa again tenders the situation of a given
agenda and acts as the catalyst in supplanting the previous relationships of culture and the citizen.
Mapa da Musgueira, acts as the aggressor in affirming the new relationships demonstrated by the existing architectures, geographies, and cultures of Musgueira/ Alta de Lisboa.
As a gesture to the parallel transformation of real space, Mapa da Musgueira also presents a physical component available for view within the gallery walls of Lumiar Cité.
A new sculpture from 2010 by Edgar Pedroza, Arquitectura Imigrante Vernáculo (Vernacular Immigrant Architectures), acts as a simple metaphor for the social, economic, and political programs demonstrated by urban development.
Arquitectura Imigrante Vernáculo, 2010, will be visible from the interior and exterior of the exposition space, Lumiar Cité, as a miniature architectural event, contorting steel, through modern methods of construction. The work will also be visible at night, as the interior site will be illuminated by multiple industrial lamps, providing two thousand watts of illumination.


Avenida António Augusto de Aguiar, 148 - 3º C
1050-021 Lisboa, Portugal
Monday to Friday, 10h00 to 13h00,
14h30 to 19h00

Tel: + 351 21 352 11 55

Alan Read
The Dark Theatre:
Conditions of the Irreparable
11.-13.03.2020, 11 am, 2 pm

Auditorium Goethe-Institut, Lisbon

Independent Study Programme
Call 2022
Until 20.09.2021

Sjoerd van Tuinen

The Politics of Resentment

23, 25, 26.03.2021
12h–14h30, 15h30–18h


Sjoerd van Tuinen
The Politics of Resentment
12h–14h30, 15h30–18h

The seminar will take place online only.

Milan Ther

From One Institution to Another: Presenting Situated Aesthetics



Fogo Island Dialogues
Atlantic Codes
November 8–9, 2019

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Padrão dos Descobrimentos, Lumiar Cité

Lumiar Cité

Rua Tomás del Negro, 8A
1750-105 Lisboa, Portugal
Wednesday to Sunday, 15h00 to 19h00
and by appointment.
Tel: + 351 21 755 15 70 | 21 352 11 55

Ao descer a escada
Há um degrau p’ra me sentar.
Não há outro degrau
Onde descansar.
Não estou lá em baixo
Nem lá em cima estou.
Estou é na escada
Onde sempre estou.

Ao subir a escada
Não estou em cima, nem em baixo.
Não estou na creche,
Nem mesmo no sopé, acho.
Ideias estranhas começam a girar
Na minha cabeça
Fora do lugar!

Tonio Kröner
09.11.2019 - 02.02.2020

26.06 | 18h00 Online conversation with Sabeth Buchmann

Thompson, Jürgen Bock

26.06 | 18h00 Online conversation with Sabeth Buchmann

Judith Barry
All the light that's ours to see

Extended until 6 December 2020

In line with revised recommendations from the authorities, we are postponing the exhibition, which was scheduled to open on 28 March. A new date will be communicated in due course.

Loretta Fahrenholz
Circle Navel Nil
24.04. – 27.06.2021

24.06 | 18h00 Online conversation with Sabeth

Buchmann, Loretta Fahrenholz and Jürgen Bock

Veit Stratmann
13.11.2021 – 30.01.2022

Lumiar Cité is closed for the summer break between 16 and 31 August.

In cooperation with Lumiar Cité:

Tiffany Chung
Thu Thiêm: an archaeological
project for future remembrance
08.06. - 08.09.2019

Johann Jacobs Museum

Maumaus / Lumiar Cité
is funded by Ministério da Cultura / Direção-Geral das Artes. With the support of Câmara Municipal de Lisboa and Junta de Freguesia do Lumiar

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