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Aldeia Viçosa, Trinta and Vila Soeiro, in the municipality of Guarda, receive, this week, the Mapas Natureza project, with activities open to the public between the 6th and 8th of August.
Taking place between July and October this year, Mapas Natureza will take concerts, collaborative creation, installations, documentaries, picnics, performative walks and activities to Sicó/Alvaiázere, Serra da Estrela, Serra da Lousã, Naturtejo Geopark, Vouga-Caramulo, Serras d’Aire and Candeeiros, Malcata, Açor, Vale do Côa and Gardunha. There will be more than 50 artists, from music to the plastic arts, touring ten Portuguese natural destinations in a program that proposes a meeting between nature, communities, and the arts.
With a format designed specifically to take place outdoors and complying with the safety rules determined by the health authorities, the itinerant program of Mapas Natureza will last for ten weekends, together with natural and cultural heritage values classified in the municipalities included in the project. Based on the histories of the territories and the people who inhabit it, four documentaries (people-maps) were created in each of the locations, which will be shown throughout the project, always with translation into sign language. At the same time, a Rostography project will be launched, which portrays the faces and desires of the inhabitants of the territories covered.
Visual landmarks will also be created and in the field of music, there will be space for concerts in their own name and stages will be opened for crossovers between local groups and musicians from other places, such as Dada Garbeck + Associação Raiz de Trinta. With the objective of contributing to the dynamization of the local economy and the tourist demand of classified natural areas in the Central region of Portugal, Mapas Natureza will also identify a set of pedestrian trails, to be activated by performing walks.
Aimed at inter-generational crossover, the event’s program will devote special attention to family and meeting activities. Picnics with activations from the Helder Games project and proposals for playing in a natural space guided by the Brincar na Rua projects, the Estrela Geopark or the Catrapum Catrapeia are some of the attractions of the program dedicated to the youngest.
Echoing a narrative of reality that, based on the memory of the individual and life is guided by art, this is the mission of this first edition of Mapas Natureza. Mapas Natureza is financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), through CENTRO2020 – Centro Regional Operational Programme.