If you visit Taguspark – City of Knowledge by the end of the month, you are likely to come across a lion or an elephant… made of slippers.
The result of a partnership between United to Remake, a Portuguese social innovation start-up recently integrated into the Taguspark Incubator, and the NGO Ocean Sole, the exhibition “From Sea Garbage to Art” presents a set of 27 works of art created from rubber slippers found in the ocean. With free admission, it will be available in the Central Core of Taguspark, in Oeiras, from 10 to 31 May 2022.
Among the new inhabitants of the Taguspark ecosystem are elephants, fish, giraffes and even lions raised by artisans in Kenya, the home of Ocean Sole, from slippers found at sea. In the last year, this sustainable project has cycled more than 1 million slippers and created close to 100 direct jobs.
The exhibition “From Sea Garbage to Art”, inaugurated on May 10, can be visited until May 31, Monday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm, except holidays.
This project was born out of a partnership between United to Remake, which aims to work on new forms of recycling and upcycling, and Ocean Sole, a Kenya-based NGO that develops a work of transforming discarded slippers caught at sea and rivers into works of art.
The presence of arts and culture in Taguspark – City of Knowledge is part of the context of mau – Museum of Urban Art, which aims to promote critical thinking and is an invitation to reflection on current society.