Wednesday 6 May 2015, 6pm
Please join us at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop for a talk by curator and academic, Mário Caeiro.
Mário will discuss his work as a curator of light festivals and will also talk about his project, GOFLANEUR, which explores the possibilities art offers to the contemporary city.
GOFLANEUR is an urban community project which is designed to connect people, institutions and organisations in a specific set of European streets in order to create a potential mechanism for social development, and an exciting opportunity for a ground-breaking cultural branding and urban marketing initiative.
By paying attention to locality, creative citizenship and entrepreneurship with a social drive, these streets, chosen for their appropriate scale, characteristic atmosphere and emergent dynamism, combine to create a transnational urban device for a more human travel experience.
For more information about GOFLANEUR, visit: https://goflaneur.wordpress.com/the-idea/concept/
Mário Caeiro is a lecturer, a curator and a researcher in the field of urban culture and public art. PhD in Visual Arts and Intermedia by Universidade Politecnica de Valencia (Spain), with a thesis about the rhetorics of art in the city. Communication Designer (ESBAL), is also graduated in Comparative Literary Studies, Master in German Studies (FCSH-UNL) and Post-Graduated in Urban Design (CPD/FBAUL/Universidade de Barcelona. Teaching at ESAD.cr (Portugal) since 2004, he lives in Lisbon.
Some projects: Lisbon Capital of Nothing (2001-2002), Sinais – a Cidade Habitada (2003), Luzboa – Lisbon’s Biennale of Light (2004 and 2006). Is as well since 2007 an independent curator interested in transdisciplinarity, rhetorics, public space and the city.
Recent activity includes the conceptualization and curating of the Project VICENTE, a yearly urban culture initiative for Projecto Travessa da Ermida in Lisbon, since 2011. Is as well curating the yearly Light Festival SKYWAY (Torun, Poland), since 2009. His latest book, the result of a six year long research is called Arte na Cidade – História Contemporânea (Art in the City – Contemporary History).