Lavadouros de São João da Madeira – Drawing Serie

Em SJM ainda existem duas mãos cheias de lavadouros ou tanques onde algumas pessoas lavam a roupa, 7 deles são municipais. São um património tangível de um tempo passado (um deles é do século XVI), mas são em simultâneo um património intangível, dadas as memórias que espoletam nos habitantes da cidade. Algumas pessoas chamam-lhes até de “o meu tanque, aquele onde eu brincava durante grande parte da minha infância”, numa expressão algo emocional e possessiva pelo lugar. É isto que torna um sitio num lugar. Nesta cidade onde a elevada densidade de construção habitacional e industrial é recente e algo neutra ou desenraizada, talvez estes pequenos elementos contribuam para criar e formalizar uma identidade da cidade.

In SJM there are still several laundy wash tanks where some people still do their #laundry, 7 of them are municipal. These tanks are a #tangible heritage from a bygone era (one of them dating from the 17th century), but at the same time, they are an #intangible #heritage, given the #memories that they spark in the city’s #inhabitants. Some people even call them “my tank”, the one where I played during most of my childhood, in a somewhat emotional and possessive expression about the place. This is what turns a #local into a #place. In this city where the high density of housing and industrial construction is recent and somewhat neutral or uprooted, perhaps these small elements can help to create and formalize a #city #identity.



Cardoso, José (2019) Lavadouro de Casaldelo. Drawing. Bic Ballpoint pen on sketchbook. Canson paper 200g. 280x280mm.

Cardoso, José (2019) Lavadouro da Devesa Velha. Drawing. Bic Ballpoint pen on sketchbook. Canson paper 200g. 280x280mm.

Cardoso, José (2019) Lavadouro de Fundo de Vila. Drawing. Bic Ballpoint pen on sketchbook. Canson paper 200g. 280x280mm.

Cardoso, José (2019) Lavadouro do Parrinho. Drawing. Bic Ballpoint pen on sketchbook. Canson paper 200g. 280x280mm.

Cardoso, José (2019) Lavadouro do Pedaço. Drawing. Bic Ballpoint pen on sketchbook. Canson paper 200g. 280x280mm.

Cardoso, José (2019) Lavadouro dos Ribeiros. Drawing. Bic Ballpoint pen on sketchbook. Canson paper 200g. 280x280mm.

Cardoso, José (2019) Lavadouro do Vale. Drawing. Bic Ballpoint pen on sketchbook. Canson paper 200g. 280x280mm.

About zemiguelcardoso

I am passionate about good food and good wines. I am also obsessed with drawing. On this site you will find examples of the most recent works, always somehow related to drawing. Most studies relate to topics such as urban landscape, city guides, maps and the human figure. There are also some examples of other types of illustration dedicated to the communication of events or instruction manuals that come from my designer activity. I am available for design works, drawing and illustration at freelancer regime.