The Civic Theater is a project in 5 acts, each expressed as a model and placed sequentially in 5 rooms of the exhibition at the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Lisbon. The project takes Gustav Freytag´s 5 act dramatic structure (exposition, rising action, climax, falling action and dénouement) as the framework for the exploration of a civic imagination in different scales and with architectural elements. Each of the models investigate a civic imaginary through a specific architectural condition such as colonnade, amphitheater, square, threshold and door.
The models were a part of the Inner Space exhibition at the Lisbon Triennale curated by
Mariabruna Fabrizi and Fosco Lucarelli.
Exposition and Amphitheater
Rising action and Square
Climax and Collonade
Falling action and Threshold
Dénouement and Doors