Lisbon

Cozinha popular da Mouraria

© Cozinha Popular
  Lisbon

Cozinha popular da Mouraria

The neighbourhood kitchen Cozinha Popular da Mouraria is a social, civic and cultural project initiated by photographer Adriana Freire. Activities are free for residents; other guests pay a fee. It is not a charity project, but an incentive for entrepreneurship. Since cooking is a universal language, the project aims to engage all available resources in the Mouraria quarter. It combats situations of marginalization, unemployment and conflicts between drug traffickers, and also enables immigrant communities to intersect with the local population. The community kitchen is an engine against local unemployment, for joint experimentation, for improving the image of the neighbourhood, knowledge in producing quality food, training neighbourhood youths, countering isolation and promoting active citizenship of the elderly. Neighbourhood residents are also made familiar with innovative farming in urban gardens.




©  Cozinha Popular

© Cozinha Popular

Copyright photos: Cozinha Popular

Trade

Co-cooking, community building, sustainable co-learning, multi-generation workshops, trading of recipes and cooking-techniques, urban gardening

We

Chefs, photographers, writers, journalists, social workers, locals

Crisis

Abandoned lots/houses, loss of the diversity of cultural gastronomic heritage, crime and drug traffic

Actors

Adriana Freire

Info

www.cozinhapopularmouraria.org