In William Morris’s utopian work, News From Nowhere, the author describes a utopian society whose gravitational center is the relationship with nature and art. At the same time, he intertwines his ecological concern with his aesthetic concerns. Following the Morian premise of the direct relationship between art and ecology, and at the same time with democracy and utopia, the Festival will hold an arts and crafts workshop market, encompassing both “arts” and “crafts,” which celebrates slow and manual production, the dialogue between people and things, and sustainability as the engine of manual creation.
SUSTAINABLE FASHION WORKSHOP: HANDICRAFT AS RESILIENCE by MANATERRA
Botanical Garden / Hall of Diversity | 14h
This workshop on sustainable fashion and textile production aims to give tools for a slow form of fashion production, while giving context of the harmful impact of the Portuguese textile industry – the largest one in the country –, both ecologically and socio-politically. Using textile waste, dead stock and recyclable materials, the workshop is looking for a new way of writing the narrative on fashion production, empowering individual action and handicraft as ancestral practice of resistance.
SUSTAINABLE COOKING WORKSHOP: INDIVIDUAL AND COMMUNITY RESILIENCE OF EVERYDAY PRACTICES by BROCOLÁ
Botanical Garden / Hall of Biodiversity | 17h15
In the workshop on sustainable cuisine and cooking participants will be invited to explore, season and discuss the results found. The proposal touches on sustainability through two prisms: The facilitation of everyday culinary action by sharing perspectives on logistics, transformation and food combining; And integration of a seasonal and more autochthonous awareness and eating. Balanced, diversificated and enjoyable nutrition translates into both immediate improvements in physical and mental health, and greater emotional stability: sustainability and individual resilience. In parallel, it aims to introduce seasonal and autochthonous foods, generating awareness of the environmental impact of the population’s daily food choices. An autochthonous and seasonal food integration has a great impact on agricultural sustainability and regional empowerment.
Limited places – Please register here!