Garagem Sul | Architecture Exhibitions

Our Land Is the Sea

The sensitive construction of the coastline


© Zé Pedro Alvarez

Following the measures to be taken in response to the new Coronavirus - Covid 19 the exhibition Our Land Is the Sea will be closed until April 30.

André Tavares and Miguel Figueira
Produced by CCB/Garagem Sul

The Atlantic Ocean is a large, complex space that has a major impact on our lives. In terms of land, a coastline is not a line, it is a constant flow. This exhibition maps and presents the contradictions between land and sea, from the point of view of architecture, urban planning and landscape construction. Such a sensitive and socially important topic has become the focus of attention for a group of architects who have challenged the conventional limits of the discipline. Taking as its starting point the physical contradictions and popular culture of Figueira da Foz, the exhibition examines a series of experiments devoted to thinking about, drawing and configuring coastlines and their relationship with the great immensity of the ocean. The sea is a place: instead of considering the ocean as a boundary or a space of confrontation, we can and must reimagine it as a partner in the construction of the land.

The curatorial team
The exhibition is curated by the architects Miguel Figueira, the architect of interventions in the urban space of Montemor-o-Velho and of the High Performance Centre there, and André Tavares, a programmer at Garagem Sul / Centro Cultural de Belém and a researcher at Lab2PT in the School of Architecture at the University of Minho. The exhibition is the result of collective efforts that included the participation of architect Pedro Maurício Borges, of the designers of “Change is good” (José Albergaria & Rik Bas Backer), architects Marta Labastida, Ivo Poças Martins and Pedro Bandeira, and of surfer Eurico Gonçalves and producer Carla Cardoso. In addition to several partner institutions, Aitor Ochoa Argany, Daniel Duarte Pereira and Diego Inglez de Souza collaborated in the preparation of the exhibition within the research group “Fishing Architecture” at Lab2PT, part of the School of Architecture at the University of Minho.


tuesday to sunday
213 612 614/5

March 10 to August 9, 2020
Garagem Sul
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