Dates / Schedules
From 11 March to 17 January 2020 Opening 10 march, at 7pm
Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 6pm
UPDATE Exhibition ended on 10 January
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.
Curators André Tavares and Miguel Figueira
Pedro Baía, «Do bacalhau à sardinha, do surf à arquitectura» in Público, 4 November 2020 (in Portuguese)
Susana Ventura, «Inhabiting the Shore: lessons from the past to rethink a possible future» in Werk Bauen Wohnen, 9 October 2020
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.
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Prices and Discounts
50% members of Portuguese Association of Architects
50% over 65 years old
Under 18 years old