Africa – Perspectives of the Office of Colonial Urbanization

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Africa – Perspectives of the Office of Colonial Urbanization
Africa – Perspectives of the Office of Colonial Urbanization
Africa – Perspectives of the Office of Colonial Urbanization
Africa – Perspectives of the Office of Colonial Urbanization



07-12-2013 to 02-03-2014 

Curatorship Ana Vaz Milheiro, with Ana Cannas and João Vieira

Africa – Perspectives of the Office of Colonial Urbanization proposes a journey through an African landscape designed (and invented) using the heart of the Lisbon metropolis at the final period of Portuguese colonization (1944-1974), as the point of departure.

It is the visual narrative of an architectonic learning process. It begins with images of public buildings boldly marked by the southern Portuguese tradition, and settles on an official architecture of the New State. It also shows the first expressions of “African nativism”, through the progressive expertise that the Portuguese architects acquire over time from different local cultures, anticipating visions of autonomy and independence. A collection of drawings, reports and photographs currently kept at the Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical, will be shown here for the first time. 

Tuesday to Sunday | Closed Monday
From 10h00 to 18h00
Entrance through the Jardim das Oliveiras
Tickets 2€

Discounts
50% students
50% over 65 

Free Entry
Under 18
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Institutional Support for the exhibition
Sou Fujimoto “Futurospective Architecture”
Kunsthalle Bielefeld 

Institutional Support of CCB for Garagem Sul
Ordem dos Arquitectos
Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa
Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade Técnica de Lisboa

Sponsorship of CCB for Garagem Sul
PT / EDP / Feirexpo / Prebuild