ATELIER DA RUA

The short-film ATELIER DA RUA (STREET ATELIER) presents a project that was finalist of the social entrepreneurship competition IOP'2014, an initiative of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in the context of the current Portuguese migratory movements.

ATELIER DA RUA is:
- a project to talk, think, design and build our streets collectively;
- an urban design methodology towards a more participated city, linking local and global, traditional and innovative resources;
- a tool for projects imagined, designed and built with the community throughout the different stages of the process to improve the public space and create more human and valued places.

Between a permeable and positive dialogue of skills and approach between public and private sector, this project with a strong global dimension wants to be able to support and to contribute to a wide network of partners and intervention contexts.

  • Maria Joao Pita
    Director
  • Maria Joao Pita
    Writer
  • Pedro Marques Alves
    Writer
  • Pedro Marques Alves
    Producer
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    ATELIER DA RUA
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 27, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Portugal
  • Country of Filming:
    Portugal
  • Language:
    English, Portuguese
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Maria Joao Pita

Maria João Pita (Lisboa, 1981) graduated in Architecture from ISCTE-IUL, Portugal (2005), with an Erasmus exchange at the TU Darmstadt, Germany. She has worked for 8 years in architecture and urban design, including collaborations with S333 Architecture+Urbanism, NL (2006-2007), Feichtinger Architectes, France (2007-2008, project mentionned for Prix Équerre d’Argent 2012), ADP-INAU, France (2009-2010), and Reichen et Robert & Associés, France (2008-2009 and 2011-2014, project nominated Prix d’Aménagement Urbain 2013). She has also developed independent activities, participating in urban scale projets such as EUROPAN’10, Lisboa, Portugal (WE123: “in-between”), EUROPAN’11, Guimarães, Portugal (GU270: “270° Landscape”, 1st prize with Collectif ETC), urban design workshops for the city of Paris (with BazarUrbain et Contrepoint) and IOP 2014 – FCG – PORTUGAL, a competition for ideas of social entrepreneurism (“se essa RUA fosse minha…” - ATELIER DA RUA, nominated). Her interest goes for territory and urban design, architectural relations between public and private space, urban design methodologies, participated and active architecture, social entrepreneurism, life stories of people and places.

www.mariajoaopita.info

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Director Statement

ATELIER DA RUA wants to contribute to H’urbanism - an urbanism based on Humanism.
A contribution to a global movement able to shape spaces and make places together with the community!