The industrial park of Barreiro falls into an inexistent future tense, of urban planning and ideals of progress. “Futuro mais-que-perfeito” proposes an abstract landscape model, mirroring the model exhibited at Casa Museu Alfredo da Silva (the founder of the large industrial complex) and the bold urbanisation plan of 2007 by the architecture atelier Risco. Portraying a rather dystopian future scenario for the area around PADA studios, including a rise on the level of the sea and some alien structures, this sculptural intervention comments on actual discussions on the development of the region, reflecting also the historical heritage of Barreiro.

CNC cut of extruded polystyrene, paint
480 x 600 x 8 cm

photos by Claudio Ferreira