Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

PUBLIC ART - The role of public art in 'Lisbon 1944': an improvement to this city's future

Telmo Luís Garção Lopes


The capital city of Portugal, Lisbon - a coastal city with a population of around 540000 people – was nominated as European Capital of Culture in 1994. This study describes how Public Art projects were included in those cultural master plans and how they affected their environment, from the cultural event to the physical identity that remained there. This study relates the impact of Public Art in Urban Design under a reflexive point of view which expresses future connections of this theme with the city, and supply with documents Lisbon’s Public Art of 1994, mainly through the influence of the event of Lisbon European Capital of Culture.

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