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A (Memory) Future Place Contest: "My Neighbourhood... my place"

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NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Nova University Lisbon, the Nova Institute of Philosophy, AMIGLuz Association, and the A-PLACE Project announce “My neighbourhood… my place”,  a poetry and prose poetry contest that aims to poetically reflect on the past, present and future of Padre Cruz neighbourhood and its places, through texts and other creative forms proposed by its residents or frequent visitors with the objective to create and strengthen ties between people and the places they inhabit.


With this activity we intend to develop and apply placemaking practices, and to accomplish the proposal based on the ideas and concepts of memory, oral stories and experience of a changing neighbourhood; to encourage and implement cultural exchange between neighbours which can bring to better understanding of the social and cultural problems of the neighbourhood and help communities to better know each other by sharing memories, stories, and hopes. Younger ones will learn about the past of the neighbourhood from elder ones; all together they will help each other to map the future of the neighbourhood.


This event is carried out as part of the A-Place project and happens in Padre Cruz Neighbourhood, Lisbon.


Closing date for submissions is July 31, 2021 and the results will be released from September 1, 2021.


Contest Regulations and Registration Form can be found in the files below.


For more information visit Poetry / Prose Poetry Contest “My neighbourhood… my place”.


Other Info & contacts:

Maria Irene Aparício  

A-Place Lisbon Team


Other files:


Maria Irene Aparicio


Lisbon (Portugal)

Maria Irene Aparício (Ph.D. in Cinema, New University of Lisbon, 2011) is a researcher of Cin...