This workshop is closely linked to the mission of Passa Sabi, an association that focusses its attention on the Rego neighbourhood and its surroundings. Since the transportation of goods and mobility of services are valuable for the association's development and, consequently, for the neighbourhood residents, the workshop aims to create bicycle trailers that are adaptable or serve different functions. These trailers will enable the transportation of materials needed for Passa Sabi's various activities. The objective of these trailers is to reach an ecologically friendly and autonomous Lisbon that while nearby, may at times seem distant.
Nuno Pimenta develops a transdisciplinary practice which articulates art and architecture. His work focuses on the appropriation and subversion of common construction elements and techniques for the creation of social and political narratives. The output of this research results mainly in architectural, site-specific, temporary structures or installations that provide answers, often speculative and fictional, to spatial, social and political issues of the city. Something that cuts across all his work is an ecological and economical approach to construction and architecture through the use of pre-existing industrial reused or reusable materials.
He holds an MA in Architecture from the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto (FAUP) and an MA in Art and Design for Public Space from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto (FBAUP). In recent years he has developed works in a broad range of artistic fields such as temporary architecture, installation, public art, exhibition design and performance.