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Garagem Sul | Architecture Exhibitions


Where Alvaro meets Aldo


Curators: Nuno Grande and Roberto Cremascoli
A partnership of DGARTES with the CCB


The official Portuguese representation at the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale chose as its central theme Álvaro Siza’s remarkable work in the field of social housing, covering his projects undertaken in different contexts: Campo di Marte (Venice); Schlesisches Tor (Berlin); Schilderswijk West (The Hague); and Bairro da Bouça (Porto). In all of these projects, he demonstrated his experience in terms of social participation, reflecting a democratic understanding of the city, citizenship and the collective memory, which also brought him closer to the thinking of his contemporary Aldo Rossi.
Álvaro Siza’s projects have created genuine “neighbourhoods”, a central theme on the current European political agenda, in defence of a more inclusive and multicultural society. The exhibition also documents the architect’s return visits to the four neighbourhoods in 2016, where he was confronted with such phenomena as immigration, ghettoisation, touristification and the gentrification of cities.

On 1, 2 e 3 december,  Garagem Sul and Talkie Walkie programmed a Visita à Cidade de Álvaro Siza

Bairro Europa

Guided tours - debates /saturdays
5h00 p.m. at Garagem Sul

25 november / Architecture 
Nuno Grande

2 december / Social state 
Marisa Matias

9 december / Politics
to be announced

16 december / Information
Cândida Pinto

6 january / Participation  
Ana Bigotte Vieira 
Grupo Baldio

13 january / Art 
Ângela Ferreira

20 january / Migrations 
Jorge Sampaio

27 january /Representation
Roberto Cremascoli


3 february
Closing debate
Ricardo Agarez e Tiago Mota Saraiva

14 November 2017 to 11 February 2018
Garagem Sul
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