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05/10/2022 - 05/10/2022
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Celebration of maat 6th anniversary
5 October 2022
10.00–19.00

On its 6th anniversary, maat – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology wants to celebrate, first of all, the people, the ones who participate and who build this museum. maat's narrative throughout these six years has been built together with practitioners and amateurs, participants from around the world, in dialogue with the bodies and voices of the people who inhabit the museum's inside and outside. The museum is built from the outside in, so that the voices from within gain strength and echo louder reverberating back out.

It is these bodies that have occupied and inhabit the museum today, that have turned a space, since its birth, into a place for dialogue, debate, and shaping the present and the future.

We want to celebrate maat, a transdisciplinary, transgenerational, transcultural, cross-border, and transformative museum. A museum for building a common future. Thus, for this programme, maat gives room and allows itself to be occupied by the bodies of other people, as a body-house of ideas, creations, actions, and also freedom, complexity and risk.

Programme

10.00–10.30  Music with Energy: If I Could Change the Future
With Skoola Academy of Urban Music  
Audience: children, youth, and adults  
Central / Coal Yard 
Musical performance resulting from the work of a group of young people to reflect on the climate emergency and create artistic objects capable of challenging others to do the same. Music with Energy is a tool for intervention through art for sustainability, a project designed by Skoola in partnership with the EDP Foundation.  
            
10.00–19.00  Postcard typography workshop
With Oficina do Cego
Audience: children, youth, and adults
Gardens
On this day, when we celebrate cultural sharing between peoples, we propose to recover old communication habits.
We will create personalised postcards, with universal messages, which can later be sent, commemorating what unites us and makes us diverse.

10.30–11.00  Morada
Concert by CUSCA – Cultura e Comunidade
Audience: children, youth, and adults
maat / Oval Gallery
We feel orphaned by our homes and feel the need to exchange letters with the address that inhabits our hearts.
A musical reading of the book The Light and the Dark by Mikhail Shishkin will be performed.
Cusca is presenting Morada, directed by Catarina Aidos, co-created and performed by Catarina Aidos, Cristina Clara, Elena La Conte, Helder Magalhães, Margarita Sharapova, and Pedro Loch

11.00–19.00 Life Between Buildings
Short movies under the themes of architecture, urbanism, design.
Audience: youth and adults
Maximum capacity: 30
Central / Ashtray 8
A marathon of short movies under the themes of architecture, urbanism, design, and the memory of industrialisation, all of them being topics that define some of the museum’s areas of intervention.
Life Between Buildings is a series of architecture and design-themed film screenings for non-specialists that narrates this long last relationship showing the faces and stories behind the architecture that is all around us.
People and buildings have always been connected: there are many places like Rome, Barcelona, Venice, or New York that have a bustling street life, while other cities can look like ghost towns – why? We decided to penetrate the veil of mystery surrounding the subject and reality of architecture and its vital relevance in our lives. This series of selected movies explains why some of these places are inherently attractive to people and draws them to walk and linger therein. 
The aim is to reflect about how public spaces are used, why, and what designers can do to improve cities. But it also shows the reality and stories that happen in towns, and how architecture itself has a deep impact in our life.

11.00–11.30 Impossível by Catarina Sobral
With LU.CA – Teatro Luís de Camões
Audience: +4 years old
Capacity: 50 people
maat / Oval Gallery
The whole world and all the things that exist beyond it once fit in the same place. We do not know how it came about, but we do know that the universe originated in a very small space. It seems impossible, but it's true: everything started when big things were small. Through the interaction between the actress and the images manipulated in real time by the illustrator, Impossível tells the story of the universe, closely seen (and several light years away), from the big-bang to the appearance of man, taking us on a long journey between particles, stars, and dinosaurs.

Writer and artistic director: Catarina Sobral
Performed by: Ana Freitas
Musician: Diogo Picão
Playwright: Madalena Marques
Soundtrack and sound design: F Kent Queener
Image and editing: Catarina Sobral
Props: Janaína Drummond
Costume design: Catarina Fernandes
Scientific review: Pedro Figueira/Astrophysics Centre of the University of Porto

11.00–12.00   Architecture workshop: Hágua 
Conceived and coordinated by Lisbon Arhitecture Triennale and Brincapé 
Audience: 6-12 years old
Capacity: 15 children
Central / Coal Yard – Tijuana Pavilion
Water that comes or doesn't come. Too much, too little, or none at all. Swim, if it is too much; leak if it is too little. Under our feet, many tunnels carry water from the mountain to the sea passing by our homes. How does it work?
In an action-reaction game, we are going to build a water collection and distribution contraption on the scale of our town. Each person has a say. But it is together that we make this encounter with the forces of nature happen.
During the holiday, the result will be set up for non-stop play until the end of the day!

11.00–12.00   Guided tour to the exhibition Cyberart
Audience: children, youth, and adults
Capacity: 20 people
Central

11.00–12.00  Accessible Spaces – Architecture-themed tour
Blind or low-vision audience and audiences who can see
With José Santos
Maximum capacity: 10 people
maat
A tour of the architecture of maat, designed to challenge participants to understand architecture as a dialogue of form, function, space, and matter. The aim is to raise awareness and introduce, through sound and touch, the areas of the museum, its materials and models, so that participants can understand the complexity of the museum project that lies beyond what is visible.

11.30–12.00   Luiz Villas-Boas Jazz School / Hot Clube de Portugal
Audience: children, youth, and adults
Central
Three performances, specifically designed for the maat spaces and executed by students from the Luiz Villas-Boas Jazz School of the association Hot Clube de Portugal. The Hot Clube school invited voice teacher Leonor Arnaut, saxophone teacher Gonçalo Prazeres, and guitar teacher Bruno Pernadas to develop a performance with selected groups of students.

12.00–13.00 Science workshop: Solar Cars
Audience: families
Capacity: 15 children
Central
Can sunlight be transformed into movement? Come and build a solar-powered cart in this workshop, and then drive it in an exciting race. Who will build the cart that wins this challenge? 

12.00–13.00 Guided tour to the exhibition Retroactive
With Fabrícia Valente
Audience: children, youth, and adults
Capacity: 20 people
maat

12.00–13.00  Guided tour to the exhibition EDP Foundation New Artists Award 2022
Audiences: children, youth, and adults
Capacity: 20 people
maat

12.30–13.00  Roda de Choro
National Conservatory of Music
Audience: children, youth, and adults
Central
All the restless and euphoric musicality of Brazil, here ensured by the skills of the instrumentalists who perform this style of popular music, which emerged in the second half of the 19th century.

13.00–14.00  Guided tour: Monumental Tour
Audiences: children, youth, and adults
Maximum capacity: 20 people
Central + maat
Come and visit the factory that lit up Lisbon - the Tejo Power Station - and learn more about energy phenomena and environmental challenges in this interactive tour.

13.30–14.00  Morada
With the CUSCA – Cultura e Comunidade
Audiences: children, youth, and adults
Central / Coal Yard
We feel orphaned by our homes and feel the need to exchange letters with the address that inhabits our hearts.
Musical reading of the book The Light and the Dark by Mikhail Shishkin.
Directed by Catarina Aidos, co-created and performed by Catarina Aidos, Cristina Clara, Elena La Conte, Helder Magalhães, Margarita Sharapova, and Pedro Loch.

14.00–15.00 Guided tour to the exhibition Cyberart: Technology through Art
With Susana Anágua
Audiences: children, youth, and adults
Capacity: 20 people
Central  

14.00–15.00 Guided tour to the exhibition EXIST/RESIST – Works by Didier Fiúza Faustino: 1995–2022
Audience: children, youth, and adults
Capacity: 20 people
maat    

14.3 –15.00 In Space and Time
With the National Conservatory of Music
Audience: children, youth, and adults
Central
From classical to modern, going through jazz, musical theatre, traditional Portuguese and Afghan music.
Accompanied by piano and tanbur (traditional Afghan instrument), this moment combines singing with theatre, transforming differences into new experiences.

15.00–16.30  Art and robotics workshop: Artbot
Featuring Humberto Neves
Audience: 7-13 years old
Capacity: 15 children
maat
Technological and artistic exploration workshop for children, an activity that is based on plastic arts using robotic systems Inspired by the exhibitions, we will reflect on the concepts, topics and challenges suggested by the artworks, using robotic instruments and algorithms. We will create machine-artists that draw, that react, that produce sounds, that help us to understand and look again at the world around us!

15.00–16.30 Guided tour to the exhibition Retroactive
With Cristina Veríssimo and Diogo Burnay, curators of Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2022
Capacity: 20 people
Audience: youth and adults
Central   

15.00–16.30  Architecture tour: Legible Spaces
With Fabrícia Valente
Capacity: 20 people
Central + maat
These tours provide an overview of maat's temporary exhibitions. In a tailor-made themed tour for different audiences, participants are challenged to discover the artwork and the artist(s).

15.30–16.00  Luiz Villas-Boas Jazz School / Hot Clube de Portugal
Target audiences: children, youth, and adults
Central
Three performances, specifically designed for the maat spaces and executed by students from the Luiz Villas-Boas Jazz School of the association Hot Clube de Portugal. The Hot Clube de Portugal school invited voice teacher Leonor Arnaut, saxophone teacher Gonçalo Prazeres, and guitar teacher Bruno Pernadas to develop each of the performances with selected groups of students.

16.00–17.30    Workshop for children: Discovering maat
With José Santos
Audience: children, 4-11 years old
Capacity: 15 children
maat + Central
In this game of clues, you will have to use your imagination, your intuition, your hands and your feet to overcome challenges and solve puzzles. Are you ready to embark on a surprising universe of experiences and sensations?

16.00–17.00 Guided tour to the exhibition of EDP Foundation New Artists Award 2022
Audience: children, youth, and adults
Capacity: 20 people
maat     Tour

16.00–17.00 Guided tour: Monumental Tour
Audience: children, youth, and adults
Maximum capacity: 20 people
Central
Come and visit the factory that lit up Lisbon - the Tejo Power Station - and learn more about energy phenomena and environmental challenges in this interactive tour.

16.30–17.00  No Shoes Quartet
Violins, guitar and cello
With the National Conservatory of Music
Audience: children, youth, and adults
maat
Eurico Carrapatoso, Mozart, Shostakovich, and Grieg. From the simplest melody to the most complex harmony. A very distinctive interpretation, from the timeless simplicity of Mozart to the unequalled expressiveness of Grieg.

17.00–18.00   Talk with the artist and book launch: Architecture for Disquiet Bodies
Featuring Lars Müller, Didier Fiúza Faustino, and Pelin Tan
Moderated by Beatrice Leanza
Audience: youth and adults
Capacity: 30 people
maat
Talk for the launch of the new monograph Didier Fiúza Faustino: Architecture for Disquiet Bodies, published by Lars Müller Publishers, on the occasion of the exhibition EXIST/RESIST – Works by Didier Fiúza Faustino: 1995–2022.

17.30–18.30   Válvula
By António Jorge Gonçalves
Featuring LU.CA – teatro Luís de Camões
Audience: +12 years old
Capacity: 50 people
Central / Machine Room 
A show that starts from the history of graffiti to take us on a journey with several questions: Why have we scribbled on walls in a casual way for thousands of years? Are these strokes a transgression or art? Communication or occupation? Can disobedience be legitimate? Designer António Jorge Gonçalves invites MC and activist Flávio Almada (LBC Soldjah) to risk reaching some answers together. In this performance, half lecture half rap/hip hop concert, digital drawing, music, and words guide us through the strokes that hunter-gatherers made on rocks 30 thousand years ago, through the notes drawn by Romans on the walls in Pompeii and through the political murals of 100 years ago, to understand the spray-paintings that fill the walls of cities.

Created by: António Jorge Gonçalves and Flávio Almada
Performed by: António Jorge Gonçalves (words and digital design), LBC Soldjah (lyrics and music)
Direction and music production by: RAS M
DJ: ErryG
Stage design: António Jorge Gonçalves
Production: Culturproject
Commissioned by LU.CA - Luís de Camões Theatre

18.00–19.00  Guided tour Art and Freedom, Revolution and Memory
Featuring Jorge Catarino
Audience: youth and adults
Capacity: 20 people
maat + Gardens
This tour starts from the exhibitions 48 artists, 48 years of freedom and Exist/ Resist by Didier Fiúza-Faustino, to explore how contemporary art can deal with the themes of freedom, revolution, and memory (in particular the 1974 Carnation Revolution). In this sense, we seek to reflect on the evocative and emancipatory power of a work of art: from the freedom of artistic creation to the subjectivity of the viewer, we analyse the possibility of the artistic object as a stronghold, par excellence, of freedom.

18.00–19.00 Art and Ecology Tour: Parts of a Whole
Featuring Maribel Mendes Sobreira
Audience: children, youth, and adults
Capacity: 20 people
Gardens
The axis Art and Ecology is among the themes addressed by maat as a way of inviting the museum and its audiences to think and rethink contemporary environmental issues. This tour is centred on three axes: the first concerns the design of the maat garden, both in terms of form and the choice of flora; the second axis will discuss the relationship between art, architecture, and nature, and the third will explore the works on display at the museum and current environmental issues. All axes will be connected, there being no hierarchy of debate about them.

18.30–19.00  Luiz Villas-Boas Jazz School / Hot Clube de Portugal
Audience: children, youth, and adults
maat
Three performances, specifically designed for the maat spaces and executed by students from the Luiz Villas-Boas Jazz School of the association Hot Clube de Portugal.
The Hot Clube school invited voice teacher Leonor Arnaut, saxophone teacher Gonçalo Prazeres, and guitar teacher Bruno Pernadas to develop each of the performances with selected groups of students.