The Sunny Corner / Canto do Sol

This project celebrates the small community that has existed on this corner for generations. Some of the images go back to the beginning of the last century and include palaces along this road that no longer exist. The photographs taken since 2010 show daily life with its coming and goings. These images intend to celebrate and remind us, especially during this time of dramatic change in this borough, of the importance of community, and how we must treasure the spirit that it brings to a neighbourhood.
The abandoned house and its garden is what existed behind this wall until 2010. It was known as the Quarteirão das Lagares, and has recently been renovated into the Centro de Inovação da Mouraria (CIM). The panel includes several images of shells. These are from a panel made of shells that still exists in the garden.