Opening of the exhibition A gesture strangely repeated
Unaccomplished projects in Lisbon's Roman Theatre
17 May 202318h – 19h30
«A gesture strangely repeated» is a quote from the architect Cassiano Branco in an interview to the newspaper Diário de Lisboa in the 1960s. It regards the discouragement already felt at the time about the absence of any measure to enhance the value of Lisbon's Roman Theatre, a unique monument in the national context.
In this exhibition we present the projects thought for this site, from the 18th century to the present day, the majority of which, resulted in a utopian universe.
As Cassiano Branco, we repeat the strangeness and ask what future is intended for the only Roman theatre excavated on national territory built in the remote 1st century AD.
Desenho 3D do projeto proposto por Ricardo Bak Gordon para a parte superior da cobertura do sítio arqueológico, 2018, Ricardo Bak Gordon. © Direitos Reservados
Esboço relativo à implantação do Teatro Romano na colina, Cassiano Branco, Data aferida: entre 1936 e 1960, Desenho a carvão em papel vegetal.Arquivo Municipal de Lisboa: PT/AMLSB/CB/11/04/12
Esboço do projeto desenvolvido por Daniela Ermano e João Carrasco para o Teatro Romano de Lisboa, 2011, Daniela Ermano
3D drawing of the project proposed by Ricardo Bak Gordon for the upper part of the roof of the archaeological site, 2018, Ricardo Bak Gordon. 3D drawing of the project proposed by Ricardo Bak Gordon for the upper part of the roof of the archaeological site, 2018, Ricardo Bak Gordon.