Staged Nature – Zoos of Zoos
This video aims to bridge the past, present and future of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foudation and the Future Architecture platform.
We begin by reminiscing on all the Future Architecture teams that have worked with us in previous years. Driven by this year’s project, viewers are invited to hear testimonies from our staff about the importance of these projects to the foundation and the impact of the platform on the careers of the young talents who worked with us.
This year's subject “Staged Nature — Zoo of Zoos” makes the bridge to the future. It offers an opportunity to reflect on the role of the zoos and zoological gardens in our contemporary cities, with a special focus on the Lisbon Zoo, truly a landscape of care in the heart of the city.
Direction and screenwriting by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation team
Camera and cinematography: Hugo Moura, Arian Lehner and Theresa Margraf
Video Editing: Hugo Moura
Cast, in order of appearance: João Vieira; Ana Barata; Enrico Porfido Francisco Cipriano; Arian Lehner; Theresa Margraf.
Music: Spongy Hammer - Muted
Old photos: "Elephants [between 1940 and 1959], Passaporte, António " "Giraffe_1959, Madureira, Arnaldo" "monkeys_Aboim_Luis Filipe "
Drawings: Enrico Porfido, Cláudia Sani, Arian Lehner and Theresa Margraf
Special thanks to all staff from Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and 2018/2019 Future Architecture previous fellows
Shooting location: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisboa, Portugal
The story, all names, characters, and incidents portrayed in this production are factual and accurate.
Set up in 1956 as a Portuguese foundation for all of humanity, designed to foster knowledge and improve the quality of life of people through the arts, charity, science and education. Established by the last will and testament of Calouste Sarkis Gulbenkian, the Foundation is endowed with a perpetual status and conducts its operations from its headquarters in Lisbon (Portugal) and its delegations in Paris (France) and London (United Kingdom).