This Is My City / PEARL PAKMap

  • Both physical and digital, audience can unravel the stories by scanning QR codes around the cities to explore connections between borders and time, identity, as well as the everyday lives around these territories.
  • Participant of ‘TIMC PEARL PakMap; exhibition, Exclave: The Wall Of Hengqin by Joao Palla
  • Participant of ‘TIMC PEARL PakMap; exhibition, Border And Time by Lei Jumbo
  • Participant of ‘TIMC PEARL PakMap; exhibition, In Algorithm We Trust by Borderlander
  • Participant of ‘TIMC PEARL PakMap; exhibition, Memory Flows With Materials by Xiajia Ni

TIMC PEARL PakMap is a project co-designed by the This Is My City and the PakMap collective to be an intrinsic and evolving part of the yearly This Is My City Festival– Intercity Creative Network (TIMC-ICN) with the purpose of conducting observation and research on the Great Bay Area borderscape and engage different publics in multiple ways.

TIMC PEARL PakMap is a project co-designed by the This Is My City and the PakMap collective to be an intrinsic and evolving part of the yearly This Is My City Festival– Intercity Creative Network (TIMC-ICN) with the purpose of conducting observation and research on the Great Bay Area borderscape and engage different publics in multiple ways.

In December 2017, for the first time, TIMC-ICN Festival crossed borders and happened in two cities Shenzhen and Macau, and in the same days was the opening of the 2017 Bi-City Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism (Cities, Grow in Difference). The different phases of the project will take place between the 11th and 12th editions of TIMC-ICN Festival, i.e. a workshop with several lectures followed by fieldwork in Macau and Zhuhai, window exhibitions in Macao and Shenzhen and a transmedia exhibition “disseminated” in Great Bay Area. The project builds on the “subversive” potential that these two events have to activate people’s desires and curiosity, make them realize taken-for-granted assumptions, develop their critical thinking and generate new non-mainstream identities.

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Design Trust Seed Grant

2018
Grantee: Clara Brito, Manuel Silva, Valentina Anzoise and Cristiano Mutti

Clara Brito borns in Portugal, holds a Graduate Degree in Equipment Design by the Lisbon School of Fine Arts. And furthered studies in Fashion Design at the Milan Polytechnic of Architecture and Design. In 2004 moved to Macau, and co-founded with Manuel Silva, Lines Lab. A creative agency on global Lusophone Top 20 ranking by Monocle Magazine and a “Must See” according to the New York Times.

In 2007, co-founded “Cultural Association +853” and the Festival This Is My City. A multicultural event focused on Creativity, Innovation and Urban Culture that showcases local and international talent.

In 2011 Clara worked on the exhibition AFRICA: SEE YOU, SEE ME! Part of the Beijing Photo Spring Festival and showcased in Macau Art Museum. And, co-created the event Macau Fashion Link, with Manuel and Architect Carlos Marreiros to foment inter-cultural exchanges between the Portuguese Speaking Countries and Macau-China.

Currently, is a visiting Professor and an MBA student at USJ University.

Organisation: Cultural Association +853

The “Cultural Association +853” is a Macau non-profitable cultural association, which since 2007 has been organising, producing and promoting an annual event named THIS IS MY CITY (TIMC) that started by being a small multidisciplinary event focused on the creative expression, and that on 2014, and after several years of existence, assumed itself as a festival, the THIS IS MY CITY – The Creative Festival.