The history of Casa São Roque (formerly Casa Ramos Pinto) dates back to 1759, when, as part of Quinta da Lameira, it served as a manor and hunting house, typical of those owned by bourgeoisie and noble families from Porto.
In the nineteenth century it belonged to the family of Maria Virginia de Castro, who in 1888 married António Ramos Pinto, one of the well-known producers and exporters of port wine.
Soon after, between 1900–1911, he commissioned the remodelling and expansion of the house by the architect José Marques da Silva, and at the same time, the garden was designed by Jacinto de Matos.
Jean-Luc Moulène
Técnico Libertário 17 de outubro de 2021 – 4 de Maio de 2022


The technician works in an empirical way. They have a direct approach to things and materials. They know the secrets of matter, the evidence. It turns out their tools and skills can expand techniques of cognition. The technician can alternate between processes of production, and influence the constantly changing techniques of the observer. For Jean-Luc Moulène life itself is a technique.