Observatório das Transformações XXXX da Cidade de Lisboa

Desbaratarot I

Desbaratarot I: Work Table was an activity part of the event “O mapa não é o do país” that took place in Galeria da Boavista in Lisbon. Housing Tarot, Lisbon Tarot or Desbaratarot I is a tarot deck that was set on the move in order for other cards to be played. Starting with the invitation for many artists from different fields to bring forward their stories and images about the city, tourism, precarious housing, and mega-gentrification, Desbaratarot I intends to gather a collection of figures so that, with them, we can address and tell of what has been happening in the city of Lisbon and even in Portugal. In Desbaratarot I: work table, the idea is to visit each image brought by the guest artists and hear about the story they tell and transform each image and story into a Tarot card.



A meeting organized by Observatório for Desbaratarot I: Work table.


Carlos Melo’s card: “Lixo de Luxo” (luxurious garbage) where people assault the garbage container in front of the Louis Vuitton Store in Baixa that was being dismantled.

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Raquel Castro and Mariana Tenger’s card: “The Bronze” (tan) where half tanned barely covered characters roam the streets.

Greve Geral

Work or Strike


Aurora Arquitectos card: The Nobility of the bakeries.


The road to Eden: people way inline for social care at the “loja do cidadão” at the building “Eden”

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Wannabe city

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Ana Gandum card: “Fuck the polis”

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Ana Freitas card: about the stores that buy “house fillings at crisis prices”