Susana Lourenço Marques gives an open lecture in IUA Laugarnes on Wednesday February 5th 2020, 12.15-13.

On Elvira Leite’s Pedagogy of the streets — images of method, images of freedom.

Pedagogy of the streets was a project of creative expression conceived by professor and painter Elvira Leite, together with the community of Largo de Pena Ventosa, in the city of Porto, unfolded in between 1976 and 1977, after the revolution and when the local housing support program was shut down.
Alongside a relevant photographic documentation of all the activities, the book and the exhibition held in Porto (Pavilhão de Exposições, 2016) and New York (Mishkin Gallery, 2019) show her innovative method and the utopian vision that guided her pedagogical mission, becoming an instrument for relating the house with the street, understanding play as an extension of representation and asserting the social and political role of education through art.


Susana Lourenço Marques is assistant professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto. PhD in Communication and Art by the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the New University of Lisbon. She is an integrated member of IHA.FCSH.UNL. She is the author of Powder, Ash and Fog, essay on absence (Prisma, 2018) and Ether / a photography and history laboratory (Dafne, 2018) and co-edited Pedagogy of the streets, Porto 1977 (2018) and Ag, periodic reflections on photography (2009). She has commissioned photography exhibitions such as: General Plan, Great Plan (House of Memory, 2013), Who taught you? No one by Elvira Leite (Exhibition Hall FBA.UP, 2016), Portable Gallery PLF (Porto, 2018), Pedagogy of the streets, Porto 1977 (Mishkin Gallery, NY, 2019), or Image/Technique, the inventories of Emilio Biel (2019). She is the author of several scientific articles, regularly attending national and international conferences. Co-founded the publishing house Pierrot le Fou ( in 2014. 
The lecture is in English and is open to all.