Put Relvinha in center! With a Socio-cultural center in the neighborhood.
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Put Relvinha in center! With a Socio-cultural center in the neighborhood.

Fundraising for the construction of a socio-cultural space for Bairro da Relvinha. Residents, with a history of struggle and mobilization in Coimbra, continue to claim the right...

  • 2000

    raised

    5% of 34 000€

    50 backers

  • 12/12/2019

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  • Not funded

    This project was unable to raise the required funds

Fundraising for the construction of a socio-cultural space for Bairro da Relvinha. Residents, with a history of struggle and mobilization in Coimbra, continue to claim the right to the city, culture and citizenship.

Residents of Relvinha have a unique history of struggle and mobilisation in the city of Coimbra. Nowadays, they continue to claim the right to the city, to culture and to citizenship. In 2003, with Coimbra as Portugal's Capital of Culture, the Project Relvinha CBR_X was promoted by the Civic Association Pro Urbe: its goal was to build a socio-cultural space to stimulate cultural activities, gathering and get-together and preserve the spirit of conviviality and union that characterizes our neighbourhood.

This is why we ask the friends of this neighborhood's, throughout the city, country and around the world, to join in this fundraising campaign and support this cause. Sixteen years have passed since its inception, yet this project has not been completed. This appeal arises from this need, so we hope you join us!

About the author

Relvinha has a 50-year rich history of fighting for housing and culture. Since 1960, the residents of Relvinha lived in squalid slums (commissioned by the Coimbra City Hall) and have engaged in an unequal struggle to reverse their housing situation. In 1974, they formed the Residents' Association and built 34 worthy houses, in a self-construction effort that involved all residents and students from all over Europe, including Dutch, Belgians, Germans, Spanish, French and Danes. The heroic struggle of Relvinha has reach the world and garnered the sympathy of all. Now, the Board of the Association wants a Social and Cultural Centre that gives residents conditions for socializing and leisure.

Budget and due dates

We need 30.000 euros for the improvement of the current building of the Social and Cultural Center of the Relvinha neighborhood, as well as for the construction of the annexes provided in the project (two rooms made of masonry, with glass doors). Inside the current building, we will improve the thermal insulation and fix the roof. In the annexes, we will build a room with 18.1 m² that will serve as an archive, to preserve the memory of the important struggle of this neighborhood, and the board room, furnished with a table for meetings of the social bodies, among other purposes. The other 21.7-m² multipurpose room will be furnished with tables and chairs, a small library and computers for residents who would otherwise not have access. In the event that the Coimbra City Hall grants the corresponding building permits, we estimate that works will be completed by the end of 2020.

  • Guided tour of Relvinha neighborhood and historical context

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    25€ or more

    Guided tour of Relvinha neighborhood and historical context

    Guided tour commented by residents, including information on the history of housing construction, social development and fight for the right to housing, dignity and defense of the fundamental rights of residents.

    8 backers

  • Guided tour of Relvinha Neighborhood + Convivial snack

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    Guided tour of Relvinha Neighborhood + Convivial snack

    Guided tour commented by residents, including information on the history of housing construction, social development and fight for the right to housing, dignity and defense of the fundamental rights of residents. Offer of a convivial snack, courtesy of the neighborhood residents.

    5 backers

  • Guided tour of Relvinha Neighborhood + Convivial snack + Book

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    75€ or more

    Guided tour of Relvinha Neighborhood + Convivial snack + Book

    Guided tour commented by residents, including information on the history of housing construction, social development and fight for the right to housing, dignity and defense of the fundamental rights of residents. Offer of a convivial snack, courtesy of the neighborhood residents. Offer of the book, in Portuguese language, "SAAL e Autoconstrução em Coimbra - Memória dos moradores do Bairro da Relvinha 1954 - 1976" (SAAL and Self-Construction in Coimbra - Memory of the residents of Bairro da Relvinha 1954 - 1976"), of 2012, by João Baía.

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  • Guided tour of Relvinha Neighborhood + Convivial snack + Book + Name Recording

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    100€ or more

    Guided tour of Relvinha Neighborhood + Convivial snack + Book + Name Recording

    Guided tour commented by residents, including information on the history of housing construction, social development and fight for the right to housing, dignity and defense of the fundamental rights of residents. Offer of a convivial snack, courtesy of the neighborhood residents. Offer of the book, in Portuguese language, "SAAL e Autoconstrução em Coimbra - Memória dos moradores do Bairro da Relvinha 1954 - 1976" (SAAL and Self-Construction in Coimbra - Memory of the residents of Bairro da Relvinha 1954 - 1976"), of 2012, by João Baía. Your name will be inserted in a space designated for that purpose in the Social and Cultural Centre, making you become a honorary friend of Bairro da Relvinha.

    11 backers

Tue, 28/01/2020 - 23:19

Mon, 16/12/2019 - 09:42

Payout completed

The raised funds have been transferred to the campaign owner

12/12/2019

Campaign ended

The campaign failed to raise the total amount

Tue, 15/10/2019 - 10:28

First five backers

We've gathered the first 5 backers. Hurray!

Campaign launched

14/10/2019

50 members of the PPL community
support this campaign

  • 30
    new backers

  • 20
    recurrent backers

  • 26
    anonymous backers

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