Mouraria Light Walk, Lisbon
Mouraria Light Walk Category Installation Date 2013 Location Lisbon Collaboration EBANO Collective Festival A proposal by...
Collaboration EBANO Collective
A proposal by the Lisbon City Hall to EBANOCollective, a collective of artists/ social scientists, NOOR – Mouraria Light Walk was a journey surrounded by art and light, which introduced the public to a new way of looking at the Mouraria neighbourhood.
NOOR, which means “light” in Arabic, was based on a historic perspective of the Mouraria neighbourhood and had an ethnographic and participatory element by involving the local community.
The Mouraria neighbourhood was one of the first Muslim ghettos in European history. Facing away from the Tagus River and thus bereft of sunlight for much of the day, its dark alleys became a synonym for illicit activities and a
This project, based on light effects, invited visitors to take a new look at the area and to interact with hitherto invisible or overlooked aspects of a neighbourhood which is simultaneously popular, traditional and multicultural, whose identity is inextricably intertwined with its diversity.