On 1 November 1755 an earthquake destroyed the city of Lisbon.
Its impact was such that it displaced man from the center of creation. Its ruins legitimized Enlightened Despotism.
Lisbon today is trembling again, shaken by a tourist earthquake that transforms the city at cruising speed.
Its impact displaces the inhabitant of the center of the city. What new absolutisms will find their alibi here?
As the right to the city collapses, drowned by the discourse of identity and the authentic, the city creaks announcing the collapse and the urgency of a new way of looking at us, of reacting to a transformation, this time predictable, that the despair of the Capitalism pretends inevitable.
Left Hand Rotation is a collective based in Lisbon since 2011.
Terremotourism is a subjective portrait of a city and its transformation during the last 6 years.
"I am a citizen of the world, I do not want a return to nationalism, but if tomorrow we love only the one who is far away without being aware that we hate our neighbor because he is present, because he stinks because he makes noise because he bothers me and because he requires me , Unlike the one that is far away, from which I can get away, if tomorrow if we strive to prefer the one who is far to the detriment of the one who is near, we will destroy the city, that is, the right to the city. "
Paul Virilio - Politics of the Very Worst