After reading the book "Cidades do Sol" by Paulo Moura, we came up with the idea of ​​challenging the author to visualize the photographs he took during his two-month travels through the great metropolises of Asia in search of utopias and from these photographs to create a "photo notebook". After receiving Paulo's consent for a conversation, we headed to Ericeira, where he lives, and as we expected the first reaction was rejection. That the photographs were of poor quality, that they were poorly framed, that the lighting was poor, etc. etc. etc. We argued that this was exactly what we wanted, photographs taken with a cell phone with no other concern than keeping memories of the places where he went. Already half convinced, he advanced with the great final argument: he didn't have more than 400 photographs to show. And he opened the computer to show this evidence. And the big surprise happened: after all, there were more than 4,000 photographs! And that's how the project was born. From January to March 2022 we are holding photo exhibitions as well as conversations "Conversas na Fábrica" ​​in which a different guest is present per conversation and Paulo Moura, Nuno Nabais from Fábrica de Braço de Prata and Maria Ribeiro from Incubator Photo Gallery. Below you will find detailed information about each of these activities. Finally, a big thanks to Nuno Nabais. Without his support and enthusiasm, Incubator had no chance of owning a physical space. Thank you Nuno.



Maria Ribeiro-Incubator . José Pacheco Pereira - Historian (Ephemera Cultural Association) . Nuno Nabais - Philosopher (FBP)  . Paulo Moura- Writer&Journalist (Facebook)

The conversation was lively at Fábrica de Braço de Prata. I couldn't have hoped for a better destination for Cidades do Sol:

to provoke conversation, reflection, perplexity.

Paulo Moura

Photo - Rúben Neves