This vision built in straight lines, which cannot be found in nature, dates back to the stage of the man-gatherer, lasting until the present day (Aleksandrov, 1985).That is, the foundation of ownership and architecture is the same anywhere in the world, since the geometric constructions created by man, turns out to be an extension of himself (Benjamin Carvalho, 1964). As an eg.: a small rectangular beacon built with only three sticks in straight lines, has the same architectural foundation as a building with ten windows: the rectangle.
In short, the project “Buoyed Places” aims to document the appropriation of São Tomé and Príncipe’s social landscape by man, through geometric shapes – using his own body as a tool for establishing limits and adapting to space, in order to achieve intimacy with the world.
A photo gallery by Cátia Biscaia