In 2020 we were invited by the Municipality of Guimarães to create a show with the community of S. Cláudio de Barco, based on the work of José Mário Branco. With such an inspiring motto, we started our exploratory sessions and soon the country closed, the world closed, our lives folded, in a global pandemic.
Last Saturday, May 13, 2023, we finally took this joint creation to stage, at Grupo Cultural e Recreativo de Barco.
Many thanks to the community of S. Cláudio de Barco, Guimarães, who made this project a generous process of sharing and encounters. Thank you to the Municipality of Guimarães for ExcentriCidade, to the Junta de Freguesia de Barco, to the Gcrbarco Association, to the Senior Living Room and to everyone who crossed paths with us. Special thanks to Lais Pereira for the wonderful photographic eye.
“And who dies embraced
To the life next door
You won’t live alone”
José Mario Branco
In Guimarães we are always halfway to everything.
HalfWay – Couros’ neighbourhood, a project by Ondamarela and Design by OOF, proposes a new tourist route in one of the most emerging places in the city centre.
This is a touristic mediation object that crosses, in a creative and innovative way, the cultural offer, the heritage (material and immaterial), the nature and gastronomic offer.
Its presentation and test took place on the 29th of June, with the participation of a very diverse group of about 30 people.