Where the city loses its name (WCLIN) is a project that aims at fostering “communities of memory” in Europe around the idea of recovering the cultural immaterial heritage of the informal city and activate it in the present. Through a series of processes of collective research, documentation, experimentation, creation and dissemination, the project is focused on the construction of knowledge and instituent practices on urban issues taking into account and the ways of doing, knowledges and insights characteristic of the informal settlements, of the shantytowns. The project involves three partners from European countries, Romania, Portugal and Spain, and some local and international associates which have histories, missions, approaches and methodologies that are both different and complementary, and recognize each other and come together to place value and restitution of the intangible cultural heritage of the informal city from the territories where they operate.