“Curate The Commons” is the motto that guides Leiria's Candidacy Bid Book for European Capital of Culture 2027
19th November, 2021

Under the motto Curate the Commons was one of the most important steps in the process of application to European Capital of Culture 2027 with the submission of the Bid Book, to be sent via the Ministry of Culture, for the European jury that will evaluate the dozen of national candidates, thus marking the fulfillment of the first official stage towards the European Capital of Culture 2027.

The same motto inspires the Film of our candidacy, purposefully without any spoken or written words, so that Surma's soundtrack and the visual poetry of our themes and territories can freely create in the thoughts and feelings of each one of us, new ways of, from Healing the Common, to better live the Europe that we all are.

Photograph: Gil Lemos