The second Assembly of Desejar – Arts and Common Places Movement is scheduled for April 9, at 6pm, in Braga’s Municipal Market.

The aim of these assemblies is to collectively build this Braga 25 project with the community, getting to know their interests and desires. It is from these assemblies, which take place monthly, that Desejar’s programming and creations will be decided.

The Desire project was born out of a search for answers and, consequently, actions to combat social apathy and low levels of citizen participation. Fragile participatory acts affect our ability to desire in the sense of imagining other worlds, other possible ways of relating, being, and producing. It is in the space of the vital pulse, which is desire, that this movement aims to support itself. The main foundations of this project are artistic creation and experimentation, participation and communities, a horizontal relationship with nature, and the exchange of knowledge.

In its first edition, which will culminate in June 2025, the aim is to promote experimentation and knowledge centred on contemporary artistic and cultural creation and production, based on the idea of art in common, sustainable, based on the sharing of resources in which human and more-than-human elements of an ecosystem establish integrated horizontal relationships.

The first assembly took place on 8 March, also at Braga’s Municipal Market.

There is also a call for proposals for projects that could be part of Desejar, which will have an intensive public presentation between 10 and 14 June 2025. We’re looking for participatory and community artistic creations to begin before June 2025, which bring together local, national and international collectives and artists with experience in participatory and community art, with agents from the Braga region. Learn more here.