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Audiomenus Chiado
by Patricia Portela

In Audiomenus, Patrícia Portela invites us to take a seat at a table and choose from a well-stocked menu of soundscapes, one we would like to listen to. Everything is available, from the sounds of Nature to love letters.
We are shwon the Chiado neighbourhood of Lisbon in the light of an urban project designed in the 1920’s, but that never become a reality, despite the indisputable improvements it would have brought to the quality of life in that part of the city.
This is a guided tour of several places to enjoy in the Chiado that might have been today, if the sounds of yesterday had been different.
A playful exercise designed to raise our awareness of the auditory dimension of our existence whilst revealing the most unexpected of reflections.