Invited by Ghost Creative Productions, which established the contact with the Portuguese Embassy in Senegal and the Public Institution Camões, Colectivo Warehouse integrated a team of artists for the realization of an Arts and Ecology festival at Licée Galandou Diouf, a public school in the center of Dakar.
The project’s main objective was to awaken the young students and the entire school community to environmental awareness through Art. The ÉcoL’Art Festival created a platform for intercultural dialogue between Senegalese and Portuguese artists.
Thus, through its first edition, continued work between partner institutions and the local community will proceed in the search for answers to the environmental challenges and problems we are currently facing around the world.
During two weeks in residence, Colectivo Warehouse developed a project in the Library and its surrounding area in parallel with other Portuguese artists invited, among them Pantónio, Mariana Malhão and Robert Panda, created artworks in several places of the School.
The artists worked together with the students through workshops, seeking inclusion and participation of the school community in the produced artwork.
On the day of the Festival, there were itinerant exhibitions, artistic installations, murals, as well as a series of activities, film screenings, stalls selling handicrafts, local associations promoting their work for the protection of the environment, and also concerts by Davide Rodrigues and Lavoisier.
Team: Colectivo Warehouse
Promoters: Ghost Productions, Embassy of Portugal in Senegal, Camões I.P. Seminar on Cooperation, Culture and Language
With: Sebastião de Botton, Rúben Teodoro
Collaborators: Luís Alcatrão, Miguel C Tavares, Khalifa Diallo, Aïscha, Maïssa, El-Haj Dian, Mohammed, Ndeye, Hubert, Fatou, Jean-Pierre, Nani, Nacia