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Photographic exhibition "The City for Whom?: Daily life for cyclists on Lisbon's streets in the 20th century"

12 Sep / 20 Oct from 18:30 to 23:00
Library Atrium

The ISEG's Cultural Committee Is hosting a photography exhibitionas part of the Hi-BicLab - Laboratório de História para Mobilidades Urbanas Sustentáveis: Políticas cicláveis de Lisboa research project, a nationally-funded exploratory project fund that researces Lisbon's historical cycling experience as well as those factors that have prevented or promoted its use, arguing that history is important for bringing about a more sustainable and fair urban mobility.

The exhibition will be on display in the Atrium of the Francisco Pereira de Moura Library at ISEG from the 12th September to the 20th October.

This initiative to rethink Lisbon's contemporary and past daily scenes through a comparative lens is the result of the work of the interdisciplinary team of researchers and their respective institutions and research units participating in the Hi-BicLab, namely the Faculty of Science and Technology of Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (FCT NOVA), the Faculty of Architecture of Universidade de Lisboa (FAUL), and the Lisbon School of Economics and Management of Universidade de Lisboa (ISEG), through Professor Patricia Meloand the Faculty of Science of the Universidade de Lisboa (FCUL). The work for this exhibition was based on ten photographs of streets in the city of Lisbon, between the beginning of the 20th century and the end of the 1960s, selected from the collection of the Lisbon Municipal Archive (Fotográfico) and whose places were re-photographed in 2022 by the anthropologist and filmmaker Charlotte Seegers.

The mission of Hi-BicLab is to link historical thinking with today's "great challenges" of sustainable mobility and fair mobility for varying spatial scales, ranging from the street to the city on a global scale, which are issues directly related to SDG 11 - "Make cities and communities more inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable", in particular the goals of "providing access to safe, accessible, sustainable and affordable transport systems for all, improving road safety" and "providing universal access to safe, inclusive, accessible and green public spaces".