These boats have just been destroyed by a group of workers to protest the loss of “the maritime tradition deeply rooted in the Portuguese identity.” The act is part of the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT)’s current exhibition Utopia/Dystopia: A Paradigm Shift in Art and Architecture. The artist Héctor Zamora has created two other similar destructions in Mexico City and Paris but in this event takes on an added dimension since the boats represent the types of crafts that recent refugees are taking to get to Europe and the crew who will be destroying them are all refugees.

Héctor Zamora has three boats destroyed in Lisbon’s MAAT to protest loss of maritime culture and traditions. from Architect’s Newspaper on Vimeo.

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