1st European Masterclass TALM, Tours-France

As the first impact activity of the YES – Young European Sculpture project (2022-1-FR01-KA220-HED-000087792), funded by Erasmus+, the 1st Masterclass took place between 9 and 13 May 2023 in Tours with the participation of FBAUP students together with students from TALM (France), AAL (Latvia) and ABAC (Italy).


Starting from reflections and concepts by Gaston Bachelard, Vinciane Despret and Bruno Latour, the contemporary sculpture was thought around the four elements (air, water, fire, and earth) and the Loire River as an entity susceptible to legal personality. The different workshops were guided by Vincent Voillat, Cécile Hartmann, Thierry Mouillé, and Cyril Zarcone and accompanied, in the Portuguese team, by Norberto Jorge (FBAUP/i2ADS) and Margarida Dias (i2ADS).

Students who attended the 1st Masterclass:  

  • Daniel Alfonso Sorrentino (MADEP)
  • Diogo Filipe Luís (MAP – Escultura)
  • Grécia Matos (DAP)
  • Joana Nascimento (DEA)
  • Maíra Costa (MAP – Escultura)
  • Maria Inês Palma (MAP – Escultura)
  • Maria Isabel Neves (LAP – Escultura)
  • Ricardo Machado (MADEP)
  • Rosinda Casais (DEA)
  • Teresa Bastos (LAP – Escultura)

Complete list of participants from the other higher education institutions

It is planned that the next Masterclasses will take place at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto (May 2024) and at the Art Academy of Latvia (September 2024), ending the project at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Carrara (spring and summer 2025).