Urban Vegetable gardens project at Insitu Workshop
Associated Project in Close, Closer the 3rd Lisbon Architecture Triennale
Argot ou La Maison Mobile and Mezzo Atelier were invited to tutor a practical workshop in architecture, organised by UAL (Autonoma University of Lisbon) and Vitruvius FabLab with the support of Almada’s municipality. InSitu’s edition in 2013 focused on 2º Torrão neighbourhood in Trafaria. With a group of 10 participants and the community we have worked with the theme of urban vegetable gardens, after a period of research to understand the quarter and its people, we’ve decided to create support structures for the gardens in three different areas of the neighbourhood. By introducing the basic urban equipment we have generated places for encounters and for sharing, to help people starting to grow their own gardens we have also created a simple brochure showing all the steps and tips to grow a vegetable garden, to make a compost and to build more flower pots.