Leave a mark in the city – A SIPN’S collaborative project

Arquivo 237 partnered with SiPN to support students in a creative project that was developed during their stay in Lisbon. We all wanted the students to leave a mark in the city and to interact with it by developing their critical artistic faculties. 

Lomography 4-shot cameras were the chosen devices since they encourage students to “experience the shot”, as they encourage action and provide an unusual view of the city. Also most of the students had never used an analogue camera before, so this was a new experience for them. We think both the process and results were positive!

What did the students do?

  • Students were divided into 4 groups.
  • March – Each group was given a lomography camera and were briefed on how to take photos of their favorite places/people/images of Lisbon. We suggested that the images should reflect their vision of Lisbon.
  • On April 2nd, Arquivo237 led a whole day illustration & collage workshopWorking in close collaboration with the graphic designer Margarida Rêgo, students illustrated the photos they took. Photos and final work were scanned and printed in poster format and were finally hung up in the street in different locations around the Bairro Alto neighborhood.
  • The entire process was filmed and a video will be presented on the 19th of May in Arquivo 237 when SiPN presents its Social Responsibility Program.

Check Out the Final Results (Lomo Photos), Click HERE!

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