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Streets, squares, parks, beaches, forest paths, the public space can take many different forms, but mostly refers to the same basic criteria: it’s a place that is open, free and accessible to its inhabitants, allowing their free movement and expression. A place which provides people opportunities to come together and engage with the community.

But over the last few years, significant changes in society have been challenging this concept. The introduction of cars, shopping malls, surveillance cameras among other things have led to a growing privatization of the space. The border between public and private is not always clear and private companies are progressively taking responsibilities that used to belong to the public domain.

In the face of such changes, the place left to the user-citizen seems to be more and more that of the simple consumer of goods and services in a logic of standardized consumption or private property. How can citizens find their way in that changing reality and what remains of the space in itself?


Through this exhibition, you will discover how photographers managed to express various aspects of the public space in their unique ways.

This exhibition is organized in partnership with Habita, a local grassroots organization based in Lisbon and fighting for the Right to Housing and to the City.


Rua dos Anjos, 12F, Lisboa

Admission free

November 16, 2019 - January 5, 2020

Opening hours: 

Thursday, Sunday and Monday

20:00 – 00:00 

Friday and Saturday

20:00 - 02:00

Closed on Tuesday and Wednesday

Opening reception: Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 8pm

Photo exhibition + DJ set

Alain Schroeder, Yumiko Fujiwara, George Hinks, Mihai Rotaru, Maria Dupovkina, Rodolfo Gil, Jonk, Iryna Baklan, Rafael Raposo Pires, Sara C Madsen, Dylan Lewis Thomas, Khalilulina Nailya, Eva Verbeeck, Ema Lančaričová, Peter Reischl, Juan Rodríguez Morales, Eric Davidove, Josie Hunt, Sarabeth Domal, Shinya Itahana, Florian Tripoteau.

Selected artworks:

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