by Jorge Rocha with participation of the archeologist Ana Margarida Arruda
26th of August 2015

When: 26th of August at 6.30 p.m
Where: Monte Molião – Lagos
Guided Tour: 6.00 p.m – the excavations with the archaeologist Ana Margarida Arruda
Invited Researher: Teacher and archaeologist Ana Margarida Arruda
An action within the 5th Monte Molião Open Day
Organized by: Rizoma Lab in partnership with Lagos Municipality and UNIARQ (Archeology Center in the University od Lisbon)

The Cooking in landscape holds its next performative action integrated in the V Open Days at Monte Molião in Lagos, on the 26th of August, at 6.30 p.m. In partnership with Lagos Municipality and the UNIARQ (Archaeology Center at the University of Lisbon) the action takes place within the closing of this day, after a visit to the excavations at the site, scheduled at 6.00 p.m., guided by the invited participant, the archeologist Ana Margarida Arruda.

This action will close the 5th Open Days of Mount Molião, where it will be known the results of the archaeological site work that relates to the Laccobriga of the classical sources. A day dedicated to excavations and archaeological findings that starts right by 9:00 a.m. and extends until 12:00 a.m. to visit the excavations. In the afternoon in the auditorium of Paços do Concelho Séc. XXI, will be held the conference “Monte Molião from the Iron Age to Late Antiquity: long-term and short stories” of the archaeologist Ana Margarida Arruda and is envisioned the video «Monte Molião: fragments of archeology under construction” of visual artist Constança Gonçalves. Returning to Molião Monte at 18.00, the archaeologist guides a visit to the excavations that marks the action Cooking in the Landscape, starting at 18:30. On the menu for this site the inspiration comes from the Roman period to the relationship with the current town of Lagos. All these activities are free admission.

Ana Margarida Arruda has PhD in Archaeology from the University of Lisbon, where she also graduated, is a professor at the Faculty of Letters of Lisbon and researcher at UNIARQ (Archaeology Center at the University of Lisbon), teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate courses (Master and PhD). Her researches focuses mainly on the Iron Age, specifically in areas related to Phoenician and Greek presence in the Iberian Peninsula, but the Roman world from the center and south of Portugal is subject to which she is dedicated. She is the author of three books and about 200 articles published in national and international journals. Participated in about a hundred scientific meetings (Congress, Symposia, Conferences), in Portugal and abroad, most of which by invitation and was member of the scientific committee of many of them. Guides about 50 dissertations and PhD.

Monte Molião is a small oval hill, located on the right bank of the mouth of the river of Bensafrim (Lagos river). The research, that since 2006, the UNIARQ (Archaeology Center at the University of Lisbon) has been carried out on the site, with the financial support of the Lagos Municipality yielded important data about their former occupations (the Iron Age and Roman times). Domestic architecture and the very abundant archaeological materials recovered during the field work show the integration of Monte Molião in major trade routes of antiquity and the interaction of its inhabitants with other Mediterranean human communities. Excavations have been coordinated by the archaeologist Ana Margarida Arruda. More information about the site here:

Cooking in the Landscape is a performative action about historical and archaeological sites. A culinary show that takes place in locations with landscape in the background, addressing issues that place the food of each epoch and relates it with the eating habits of contemporary society.
In each historical site, an improvised infrastructure is set where the artist, together with researchers of each monument, develops a performative action in a Talk Show format, live cooking broadcast on the Internet, assuming the physical and virtual public as participants in the artistic creation process.

Starting with a menu inspired by the lines between History and Archeology, the unique characteristics of each site are considered, and the Landscape, Heritage and Social Factors are valued. Each session is preceded by a spoken tour to the site, developed in collaboration with the entities responsible for each historic site.
All sessions are broadcast live (, resulting in a series of virtual landscapes stored on the PALATO channel (in, which are the focus of the ongoing artistic investigation.

Comming confirmed actions:
Santa Maria de Flor de Rosa Monastery (Crato Municipality – Alentejo) – 29th of August
Olhão Markets (Olhão Municipality) – 6th of September
Chapel of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Vila do Bispo Municipality) – 18th of October

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PALATO team:
Artistic coordenator: Jorge Rocha
Scientific coordinator: Elena Morán
Production: Carmo Serpa
Communication: Luísa Rosa Baptista
Photography: Ricardo Soares

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Phone contacts: Carmo Serpa – 964735536 (Production)
Luisa Baptista – 966803707 (Press)

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