Tribalism without tribes: Knowing Nature

Tribalism without tribes: Knowing Nature

place Parking in the Picnic Area of ​​Barão de São João Forest
3.00 km
Min 2   Max 15
Minimum Age 4
Target Audience: All
Difficulty: Easy

Guide: Ana Marta Costa
 
November 05 2023
From 10:00 to 12:00

Tattoos, piercings, implants and others are part of initiation rites in the most varied and often tribal societies. Now, the same thing is done but without tribes or social cohesion. Masks were also part of the ritual of communion with nature. Masks are what you are not but are there, in one way or another. Throughout time and societies, people are always connected with nature, even in the middle of the urban jungle. The mastic tree has existed in the Algarve for 15,000 years, uniting traditions of nomadic people that are still felt today. The plants are living monuments, the cork oak, the wild olive, the juniper and the strawberry tree are also testimonies of an ancestral vegetation cover very similar to the current one.

How to get there

From the Cultural Center (1.2km): Exiting from the event’s reception (Cultural Center), you should follow the dirt track that goes into the “Mata Nacional” (National Woods), bound Northwest, and keep straight for about one kilometer, until you find directions to turn left and reach the picnic area. 

From Lagos: Arriving at city of Lagos, at the roundabout of the Municipal Stadium, follow towards Bensafrim. At the exit of Portelas, take the EM 531 to the left, in the direction of Barão de São João, passing by “Monte Judeu”. Continue straight ahead towards Barão de S. João, and after entering the village of Barão de São João, follow the signs that indicate the “Mata Nacional” (National Woods). Follow the dirt track that goes into the Mata Nacional (bound Northwest) and keep straight for about one kilometer, until you find directions to turn left and reach the picnic area. 

Partner

Associação cívica Cidade da Participação

Associação cívica Cidade da Participação

https://www.cidadeparticipacao.com/

Artists

Manuela Caneco

Manuela attended the Fine Arts course in Lisbon.
She devoted much of her life to art and education.
Made many exhibitions, inside and outside the country.
Since 2017 she is dedicated to Art in Nature and with Nature - no longer buys new materials.
She has participated in several initiatives promoted by City Councils (Vila do Bispo, Lagos), and always in this Festival.
Fully believes that art and culture are profound elements of social transformation.

For more information about Manuela's work, check this link.

Contacts:
Estrada Municipal Norte, nº7, Barão de São Miguel
(+351) 964 690 895