Portalegre – AJUDADA

Last weekend Museu da Crise was in Portalegre to participate in the AJUDADA event. People from all over the world had travelled to this beautiful city in the Alentejo region in Portugal to bring their knowledge and skills on the subject of gift economy to good use in collaboration with the local community. The event kick-started on Friday with a conference where many examples on alternative economies were showcased and speakers such as Gary Alexander, Charles Eisenstein and Ana Margarida Esteves shared their insights with the audience. On Saturday there were several activities; Museu da Crise hosted an ongoing workshop building on the results achieved during Guimarães Cultural Capital of Europe 2012. During the workshop we asked the participants to envision and give shape to the future departments of the Museu and to think of concrete actions to reach our ultimate goal: the ‘museumification’ of crisis! The five departments that will be formally opened later this year in Lisbon are: the Emerging Collection Department, the Parallel Action Department, the Unofficial Education Department, the Subversive Research Department and the Alternative Communication Department. Right now the Museu is back in Guimarães for a few days, where we will plan the actions within the departments. More about that soon!

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