Braga and Enghien-les-Bains (France), UNESCO Creative Cities for Media Arts, are collaborating on the project Imaginary Cartographies, a project jointly promoted by Circuito Educational Service of Braga Media Arts and the Centre des Arts from Enghien-les-Bains.
Last week, a group of students from Collège Lycee Notre-Dame Providence traveled to Braga, accompanied by their teachers, to participate in an artistic residency with Braga’s students from EB 2, 3 André Soares. Getting to know the historical center of Braga was the first stage of this residence, followed by moments of capturing images, recording sounds, and texts about memories of their cities. The materials collected and recorded on the 20th and 21st of April will compose an audiovisual piece that will be presented in the context of the Tinta’mars Festival at the Centre des Arts, in Enghien-les-Bains, on 1st June.
The Portuguese artist Miguel De and the French artist Lola Rossi are in charge of the artistic coordination of the project. At the end of May, it will be the turn of the students from Braga to travel to Enghien-les-Bains for a new program of artistic and cultural activities, also promoting cultural exchange and the approach between different contexts through Media Arts.
Imaginary Cartographies is an initiative organized in the context of the program Temporada Portugal – France 2022, with the financial support of the Portuguese Republic, Ambassade de France au Portugal, Institut Français, Camões – Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua and GEPAC – Gabinete de Estratégia, Planeamento e Avaliação Culturais/MC. This activity is promoted by Circuito – Braga Media Arts Educational Service and has as partners the André Soares School Grouping, the Centre des Arts, the City of Enghien-les-Bains and the Municipality of Braga.