Stories, memories, recipes:
Politics of bread as a catalyst for sharing in the public space.

Stories, memories, recipes:
Politics of bread as a catalyst for sharing in the public space.

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40

This thesis aims to open discussion and shed light upon the importance of the exchange of intangible cultural heritage of sharing bread in social spaces. Looking at the city of Porto, Portugal, these experiences create various communication maps of people, addressing how social spaces are defined through food and the lived cultural experience that transforms the city.
Throughout this theoretical and practical work, key methodological patterns were studied: the search for communal ovens in Porto and there influence on society; the various exchanges of memory recipes and how they form part of the identity; baking bread collectively as a form of new social construction in the city.
The work's motivation grew from the daily cultural exchanges happening in social spaces through the food flux. How the food flux, specifically bread, brings people together in social spaces. Moreover, these subtle exchanges of culture happen without people taking notice of the things existing on their tables. The author’s personal experience and cultural exchanges influenced the work throughout the process, resulting in using bread as a tool for sharing between people and activating social space.

Corresponding Author

Rayan Merhy

Faculty of fine arts,University of Porto

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Rayan Merhy

Faculty of fine arts, University of Porto

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8. The role of artists and urban art

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8. The role of artists and urban art

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