Qual o papel da escultura pública para a educação do cidadão?

Translated title of the contribution: What is the role of public sculpture for the education of citizens?

Mónica Oliveira

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A public sculpture located in urban theatre, visually supported by symbolic elements, establishing a dialogue between individuals, regions and presents itself in a diversified formal setting, reflecting their identity in a space where occur communicative interactions between the work and the citizens resulting from either the characteristics of the artistic object, either of individual meanings and conventions collective built. The presence of public sculpture in the citizen life is an evidence and raises behaviors and relations between both. But is the dialog between the citizen and the sculpture laying down? How public sculpture that fills the spaces in which we walk really is part of our daily lives? How the sculpture adds to the artistic and cultural human development? This text focuses its attention on the need to equate the importance and relevance of public sculpture in the contemporary horizon - which implies thinking the artistic concept, the positioning of the subject due to the variety of sculptures in the urban space and their behavior, showing the education value that works lining up to meet new forms of visual appropriation, through an artistic education that recognizes the citizen as builder of their own knowledge and identity, allowing him to acquire the necessary skills to establish a date with the sculptures and making him receiver of their own culture.
Translated title of the contributionWhat is the role of public sculpture for the education of citizens?
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)54-67
Number of pages14
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 30 Mar 2015


  • Public sculpture
  • Art education
  • Educational resource


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