The origin of the Barrio Italia neighborhood was part of the urbanization and industrialization processes that happened in the capital at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. It was characterized by a series of social, historical and architectural elements that turned the neighborhood into a valuable cultural heritage.
This traditional sector of the district of Providencia is, precisely, the setting that will inspire the Heritage Altarpiece workshop: Facades with History that Casa Museo EFM will offer free of charge on Saturdays 4, 11, 18 and 25 of June.
Maite Gallego, Deputy of the museum, says that this workshop “is part of the outreach activities that Casa Museo permanently offers the community for free. In this opportunity, we wanted to choose the neighborhood where we are located, which has an important cultural heritage as a source of inspiration to make altarpieces in small format.
The visual artist, Leonardo Portus, will be in charge of the workshop; for years, he has based his work on architecture and memory themes, researching for this purpose symbolic places of the city.
“A way to get involved in the architectural heritage is through the altarpieces, which are scale replicas of facades which are common for neighbors, and so, they recognize themselves as part of the same place. That’s how during the workshop, the participants will have a reflexive experience recovering the Barrio Italia neighborhood’s memory by using photographs or sketches”, says Portus.
The workshop “Retablos Patrimoniales: Fachadas con Historia” is addressed to men and women aged 15 and older and will take place on Saturdays 4, 11, 18, and 25 of June at Casa Museo EFM (Hindenburg 683, Providencia), from 15:00 to 18:00 hours.
Registrations: firstname.lastname@example.org / (56 2) 2881 8674.
Free activity. Limited availabilities.