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LETTERS FOR PORTUGAL

We would like you to write a ”letter for Portugal”.

As you already know, Portugal is one of the countries in Europe, which is currently struggeling the economic crisis. The prognoses aren’t promising – not enough investments are being done here. An entire generation of young people are without jobs, and during the last two years approximatly 200.000 persons have left Portugal, looking for a future somewhere else in the world.

Letters for Portugal – is both a movement and an exhibition. The project will give everyone of us a voice to speak for hope, love, energy and new ideas to bring Portugal through the crises. Letters for Portugal is an interactive exhibition-event leaving everyone of us a chance to answer the question with our own, individual voice:

How do we make Portugal survive the crises, keeping it sane, mentally and artistically?

Using letter as a form of expression, instead of speedy new media, we ask all participants to “festina lente” (make haste slowly) – think or reflect about the best and most fruitful ideas for Portugal. Put the ideas in a letter of what ever artistic form it might take: photos, poems, drawings, film, sculpture and more.

The exhibition will show visual letters from artists and creative minds from around the world and Portugal.

The contributions will be wallpapered on the wall in gallery studioteambox from 20th of April to 10th of June 2013.

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