Invisible Citizens

Main Researcher

Fernando Brízio

In recent years, interventions have been made in the surroundings of ESAD.CR to improve access and mitigate the possibilities of fire spread. The sealing of the soil and the indiscriminate cutting of small and medium-sized vegetation has destroyed the habitat of some animal and plant species. But, unable to accept the collapse of their world, the little creatures decided to face the biggest war of their lives, a fight against blind progress, and came to talk to me. This project seeks to map and get to know the non-humans of the school, and to think about contact and transition zones between the natural and the human that promote equal coexistence between species, and a regenerative sharing of space.
This proposal falls on the first phase of the Pon Poko- invisible citizens project.
The second phase foresees the creation of a tracking platform and representation of results, as well as the development of measures and habitat improvements.

Photo credits: Pedro Cá


This work is financed by national funds through FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, I.P., in the scope of the Programmatic Funding allocated to the Research Laboratory in Design and Arts (LIDA) with the reference “UIDP/05468/2020″.