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In The Savage Mind (1962), the French anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss used the word bricolage to describe the characteristic patterns of mythological thought. Bricolage is the skill of using whatever is at hand and recombining them to create something new. [link]
After the earthquake of 1755 rubble from the destroyed building was used as infill, the engineers and architech's developed a technique they named Pamblaino after the ‘Marquês de Pombal’ [link]
This guidebook on Lisbon by Pessoa was found in the author's paper "trunk" in the late 80's as a bunch of unordered typewritten pages. The book was finished in the end of 1925 according to some references in the text. The original version, written in English.
Look closely, expand to full size. This photo could easliy be a composite or a collage, the roof tops appear sho chaotic and seem to merge and overlap. This a true phot however and it highlights one of lisbon's attributes organic street pattern and the chance for something completely different around any corner.
Look to the top right , see how far up the hill the Estrella Basilica is.
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A collection of satellite photos of the iberian peninsula and north west Africa, each iamge when selected enlarged.
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Music from the Barrio South of Lisbon
From across the Tejo river comes a "post modern music", frenetic, nosiey, rhythmic and infectious this describes the music of three youg men from the ghettos south of Lisbon, known as Blacksea Não Maya. B.N.M release music via Lisbon's Príncipe record label. The three members of the collective live in the Cucena neighbourhood of Lisbon. Below is a link to a photo story about that side of Lisbon not seen by tourist or many locals.
There are three ghettos in the southern outskirts of Lisbon which are occupied by the “Santa Casa Misericordia Seixal” (SCMS) institution: Santa Marta De Corroios, Quinta da Cucena Cucena and Quinta Da Princesa.
In the Corroios ghetto live 900 people, 120 registered families, mostly all are Africa immigrants from the former Portuguese colonies of Capo Verde, Guinea, Sào Tomé, Angola and Moçambique.
Here is a DJ set by B.N.M (Black$ea Não Maya Dj´s) downloadable for your enjoyment. Read more about these new artists at MixMag