Dates / Schedules
From 8 December 2013 to 28 February 2014 Opening 7 December, at 7pm
Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 6pm
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.
Curators Ana Vaz Milheiro, with Ana Cannas and João Vieira
A collection of drawings, reports and photographs currently kept at the Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical, will be shown here for the first time.
213 612 614/5
Prices and Discounts
50% Portuguese Architects’ Association
50% over 65 years old
Cartão Amigo CCB
Under 18 years old