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29 Nov 2016
Lisbon Architecture Triennale Chief Curator
Open Call for Chief Curator for 2019 Lisbon Architecture Triennale
OPEN CALL ANNOUNCEMENT
CHIEF CURATOR FOR 2019 LISBON ARCHITECTURE TRIENNALE
Application until 31 January 2017
Lisbon Architecture Triennale seeks a Chief Curator or Curatorial Team for its fifth international edition to be held in Lisbon (Portugal) from October to December 2019.
We welcome applications from individuals or collectives of any nationality and country of residence provided that the curatorial team includes one resident in mainland Portugal to respond to the organization.
The curatorial proposal can be submitted in Triennale’s official languages, Portuguese and English, as well as in Spanish or French.
Materials to be submitted online:
–Conceptual and thematic curatorial proposal;
–Short biography and curriculum vitae of the candidate (individual or as a collective);
–Short biographies of all elements of the curatorial team.
The selection criteria include aspects such as originality of the proposal, relevance of the theme, suitability for the Triennale’s goals, the structure and nature of the curatorial team and candidate’s past experience.
The organization will not publicly disclose the applicants’ names nor the applications content, except with the selected candidate.
Application deadline: 31 January, 2017, 11:59pm (GMT).
The selection committee is composed of the Board of Directors of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale Association and the Chief Curator of the fourth edition:
José Mateus (Chairman); Nuno Sampaio (Vice-Chairman); Dalila Rodrigues; José Manuel dos Santos; Paulo Serôdio Lopes; Pedro Araújo e Sá; Manuel Henriques (Deputy Director) and André Tavares (Chief Curator of The Form of Form).
The Form of Form – the fourth and current edition of Lisbon Architecture Triennale – will celebrate its closing week from 7–12 December.
About the Organization:
The Lisbon Architecture Triennale is a non-profit association whose mission is to examine, foster and promote architectural thinking and practice. It holds a major forum every three years for the debate, discussion and dissemination of architecture across geographic and disciplinary boundaries.
The first Triennale, Urban Voids, took place in 2007 presenting a programme of international exhibitions, competitions and conferences. In 2010 the second edition, Let’s Talk About Houses, consolidated the Triennale’s presence on the circuit of events devoted to architecture. With its third edition, Close, Closer in 2013, the event consolidated its international projection and recognition. The Form of Form, its fourth edition in 2016, has been widely acclaimed as one of the most important architecture events of the year.
In addition to its main event, the Triennale also organizes an architecture conference cycle entitled Critical Distance, which puts practicing architects or architecture-related professionals onstage together with critics, journalists and curators to debate the lecturers’ work in front of a participating audience. Furthermore, it also organizes Open House Lisboa, opening the doors of the city’s most prominent architectural monuments for one weekend per year. From its headquarters in an 18th century Palace, the Lisbon Triennale organizes and hosts a range of other events that constitute the palace’s cultural programming.
Each edition of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale is distinguished with the High Patronage of His Excellency the President of the Portuguese Republic. The Triennale has enjoyed the status of Public Utility since 2013.
17 Nov 2015
Lisbon Architecture Triennale
Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2016
Title: ‘The Form of Form’
Dates: 6 October to 11 December 2016
Curators: André Tavares & Diogo Seixas Lopes
LONDON THE INTERNATIONAL LAUNCH OF THE 4TH EDITION OF LISBON ARCHITECTURE TRIENNALE
How to speak today about the form in architecture?
Where is the architectural form today and what does it mean?
These are the central questions for the kick-off debate on 17 November, 6pm, at RIBA – Royal Institute of British Architects, Lutyens Room. André Tavares, chief curator of the 2016 edition, will debate Communicating Forms with Mark Tuff, awarded English architect of Sergison Bates, and Tim Abrahams, critic and editor of several publications. This debate is a free admission public event.
The last few years, alternative architectural practices conquered terrain on public attention. Institutions and private practices turned their focus to architects as powerful mediators into social processes, shifting the traditional perspective on a profession oriented towards construction. The media contributed to this move, first promoting image-driven production to, just after, celebrating participatory and ephemeral practices. This phenomena generated a positive effect and allowed the enlargement of architecture’s scope. When more and more attention is bestowed to the social engagement of architects, it also seems necessary to look back and resume the discussion on the fundaments of architectural practice.
Triennale’s next edition, The Form of Form, is curated by André Tavares and Diogo Seixas Lopes and will take place from 6 October to 11 December 2016. It aims to stimulate the debate around a large spectre of contemporary positions about the practice of architecture, and to explore the ways in which it transforms the world.
The Lisbon Triennale is an open platform for debate, research and promotion of contemporary architecture founded in 2007. Unique in the Iberian Peninsula, it operates in a disciplinary field that benefits of great world recognition due to Portuguese architects who have over the years consolidated their presence outside Portugal, making a mark in the international cultural scene.
18 Dec 2013
2013 Lisbon Architecture Triennale Lifetime Achievement Award
KENNETH FRAMPTON WINS LISBON TRIENNALE MILLENNIUM
BCP LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 2013
The Lisbon Architecture Triennale is pleased to announce that architecture
critic, historian and professor Kenneth Frampton is the recipient of this year’s
Lifetime Achievement Award. The official announcement took place this Sunday,
15 December, at the Lisbon Triennale’s headquarters, integrated in the closing
programme of Close, Closer, its third edition, which ran from 12 September with a
dynamic programme of exhibitions, talks, interventions, competitions and associated
The jury composed by Beatrice Galilee, Gonçalo Byrne, Guilherme Wisnik, Juhani
Pallasmaa, Mónica Gili, Taro Igarashi and William Menking chose Kenneth Frampton
for his outstanding contribution to architectural theorization and critical reflection,
both as as lecturer and author of countless articles, essays and monographs.
In the words of Juhani Pallasmaa “Frampton’s impact in the field of architecture
exceeds that of most of the architects who have designed a lot of buildings, but not
served as intellectual and ethical guides for several generations of architects and
William Menking also highlighted the connection between Frampton and the
curatorial proposal of Close, Closer “Most international architecture awards only
recognize individuals for their built contribution rather than their importance to the
culture. Giving Frampton this award makes a statement that architecture culture is
not just about buildings but the larger society. (…) I think that this year’s Triennale
Close, Closer could only have happened after the sort of critical thinking
and architectural activism of someone like Frampton.”
A graduate of the Architectural Association School of Architecture, London, Kenneth
Frampton (b. 1930) is currently Ware Professor of Architecture at the Graduate
School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, at Columbia University, New
York. Having worked as an architect, architectural historian and critic, he has also
taught at a number of leading institutions in the field, including the Royal College of
Art in London, the ETH in Zurich, the Berlage Institute in Amsterdam, EPFL in
Lausanne and the Accademia di Architettura in Mendrisio. He is the author of
Modern Architecture and the Critical Present (1980), Studies in Tectonic Culture
(1995), American Masterworks (1995), Le Corbusier (2001), Labour, Work &
Architecture (2005), and an updated fourth edition of Modern Architecture: A Critical
Currently in its third edition, the Lisbon Triennale Millennium BCP Lifetime
Achievement Award distinguishes a person or practice whose work and ideas have
been influential and continue to have a profound effect on architectural thinking and
practice today. The prize consists of an original artwork commissioned by the
Triennale to a contemporary artist; this year the choice fell upon Portuguese visual
artist Fernanda Fragateiro.
The award cerimony will take place at Lisbon’s Centro Cultural de Belém, in
early January 2014 and will feature a lecture by the laureate.
Given based on criteria of preeminence in contributions to the field of architecture
and spatial practice, and counting Vittorio Gregotti (2007) and Álvaro Siza Vieira
(2010) as previous recipients, the Lisbon Triennale Millennium BCP Lifetime
Achievement Award is supported by the Millennium BCP Foundation since its
5 Nov 2013
2013 Lisbon Architecture Triennale News
LISBON ARCHITECTURE TRIENNALE ANNOUNCES THE JURY OF LISBON TRIENNALE MILLENNIUM BCP LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Now in its third edition the Lisbon Triennale Millennium BCP Lifetime Achievement Award recognises a person or practice whose work and ideas have been influential and continue to have a profound effect on architectural thinking and practice today. We are proud to announce an international jury of distinguished architects who will be selecting the recipient of this award.
Signalling the commitment of both the Triennale and the Millennium BCP Foundation to rewarding excellence throughout a period of significant active design practice, the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Italian architect Vittorio Gregotti in 2007 and the second was bestowed upon Portuguese master Álvaro Siza Vieira in 2010.
The official announcement and award ceremony will take place in Lisbon as part of the closing programme of Close, Closer, the third Lisbon Architecture Triennale, set for 12-15 December. On this occasion, the recipient of the award will receive an original artwork commissioned by the Triennale to Portuguese visual artist Fernanda Fragateiro.
The jury, selected by members of the Lisbon Triennale board, are leading figures in the areas of architecture practice, curatorship, writing and criticism, representing some of the most dynamic international context of the discipline.
It gives us great pleasure to announce that the Jury of the Lisbon Triennale Millennium BCP Lifetime Achievement Award is composed by:
– Beatrice Galilee (UK), architect and chief curator of Close, Closer
– Gonçalo Byrne (PT), architect and lecturer
– Guilherme Wisnik (BR), architect, lecturer, author and curator of the 10th São Paulo Architecture Biennale
– Juhani Pallasmaa (FI), architect, writer and lecturer
– Mónica Gili (ES), art historian and director of Gustavo Gili publisher
– Taro Igarashi (JP), architect, architecture critic and curator, artistic director of the 2013 Aichi Triennale
– William Menking (US), architect, founder and editor of The Architect’s Newspaper
The Millennium BCP Foundation sponsors the Lifetime Achievement Award since its first edition in 2007.
2013 Lisbon Architecture Triennale Jury
Beatrice Galilee is a London based curator, writer, critic and lecturer, specialising in the dissemination of contemporary architecture and design. She is the chief curator of the 2013 Lisbon Architecture Triennale and cofounder and director of The Gopher Hole. She trained as an architect and received MSc History of Architecture from University College London. Beatrice has worked as a curator at the 2012 Milan Design Week, 2011 Gwangju Design Biennale in Korea and 2009 Shenzhen Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale. She was architecture editor of Icon magazine between 2006 – 8, and is now a freelance contributor to multiple international publications and on architecture and design. She is an associate lecturer at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.
An architecture graduate from ESBAL, in 1968, he is the author of a great number of award winning and published works, nationally as well as internationally. He was awarded the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa by the Architecture Faculty of Lisbon’s Technical University, the A.I.C.A. / S.E.C. award and the Gold Medal by the French Academy of Architecture. He has been teaching design as guest lecturer in several universities, including Lausanne, Venice, Mendrisio, Louvain, Harvard and Pamplona.
Guilherme Wisnik (1972) teaches at the Architecture and Urban Design Faculty of the São Paulo University. The author of books such as Lucio Costa (Cosac Naify, 2001), Caetano Veloso (Publifolha, 2005) and Estado crítico: à deriva nas cidades (Publifolha, 2009), he was the curator of the 10th São Paulo Architecture Biennale (2013).
Juhani Pallasmaa (b. 1936) has practised architecture since the early 1960s and established his own office Juhani Pallasmaa Architects in 1983 after having collaborated with a number of architects. In addition to architectural design, he has been active in urban, exhibition, product and graphic design. He has taught and lectured widely in Europe, North and South America, Africa and Asia, and published books and numerous essays on the philosophy and critique of architecture and the arts in over thirty languages. Pallasmaa has received three honorary doctorates and several international awards.
An Art History from the Universitat de Barcelona (1983), after several years working in the field of museums for the Barcelona City Council, she joined Editorial Gustavo Gili publishing house in 1990. In 1997 she started the publication of 2G International Architecture Magazine and since 2001 she has run the publishing company together with her brother Gabriel.
Architectural Historian and Architectural Critic, he is a Professor at Tohoku University. Curator of the Japan section at the Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2007, commissioner for the Japan pavilion at Venice Biennale 2008 and Supervisor of exhibition “How did architects respond immediately after 3/11”, which will tour worldwide between 2012 and15, he was Artistic director at the Aichi Triennale 2013.
Founder and editor of The Architect’s Newspaper. He has organized, curated and written catalogues for exhibitions on architecture and urbanism for venues in the U.S., England and Europe. Co-curator of the U.S. pavilion at the 2008 Venice Architecture Biennale, he serves on the boards of the Storefront for Art and Architecture and the International Advisory Board of the Architectural Humanities Research Association and is a professor at Pratt Institute in New York.
ABOUT FERNANDA FRAGATEIRO, THE ARTIST COMMISSIONED TO DESIGN THE AWARD
Fernanda Fragateiro lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal. In her wide-ranging work, Fragateiro explores space in its various phenomenological manifestations – architectural, sculptural, private, public, temporal, socially determined, genderdefined – via works of sculpture, installation and outdoor interventions. Her work has been exhibited at Centre Calouste Gulbenkian, Paris (2013), Modern Art Centre, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon (2012), at Dublin Contemporary (2011), at the Lisbon Architecture Triennale (2010) and in public institutions and museums such as the Fundación Marcelino Botín, Santander (2009); IVAM, Valencia (2008); Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon (2007); Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela (2006); Serralves Foundation, Porto (2005); Fundación ‘La Caixa’, Caixa Forum, Barcelona (2004); Culturgest, Lisbon (2003); and Künstlerwerkstatt, Munich (1997).
ABOUT CLOSE, CLOSER
The third Lisbon Architecture Triennale Close, Closer opens 12 September – 15 December 2013. Close, Closer will put forward an alternative reading of contemporary spatial practice. For three months, chief curator Beatrice Galilee and curators Liam Young, Mariana Pestana and José Esparza will examine the multiple possibilities of architectural output through critical and experimental exhibitions, events, performances and debates across the city. During the Triennale, architecture will be portrayed as a living, social and artistic force, charting cultural, political, scientific and aesthetic territories. By largely excluding built-form of architectural practice and focusing on alternatives the Triennale is responding to a shifting economic and social climate in which traditional modes of architectural production are changing and where innovation is breeding fast.
ABOUT THE LISBON ARCHITECTURE TRIENNALE
The Lisbon Architecture Triennale is a non-profit association whose mission is to research, foster and promote architectural thinking and practice. It holds a major forum every three years for the debate, discussion and dissemination of architecture across geographic and disciplinary boundaries. The first edition of the Triennale, Urban Voids, took place in 2007 with a programme of international exhibitions, competitions and conferences drawing 52,000 visitors and participants. In 2010, Let’s Talk About Houses consolidated the Triennale’s presence in the circuit of events devoted to architecture with an estimated 154,000 attendees. Now, from its new headquarters in the Sinel de Cordes Palace, where a creative cluster will be established in the near future, the Triennale is organising a programme of Intervalo events while preparing for its third edition, Close, Closer. The Lisbon Architecture Triennale (2007 and 2010) was distinguished with the High Patronage of His Excellency the President of the Portuguese Republic and in 2010, it was also awarded the status of Cultural Interest by the Ministry of Culture.
Lisbon Architecture Triennale Jury image / information from Lisbon Architecture Triennale
2013 Lisbon Architecture Triennale
2013 LISBON ARCHITECTURE TRIENNALE PRESENTS
12 Sep – 15 Dec 2013
Chief Curator: Beatrice Galilee
Curators: José Esparza, Mariana Pestana and Liam Young
Graphic Design: Zak Group
Close, Closer, the third edition of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale examines the political, technological, emotional, institutional, and critical forms of global spatial practice. By questioning the terminology, inspirations, and inventions of other disciplines and their influences in an open forum, we draw the myriad authors of the contemporary city closer to new vital audiences and dialogues.
Led by chief curator Beatrice Galilee and curators José Esparza, Mariana Pestana, and Liam Young, the Triennale will provide a platform for emerging practitioners and protagonists whose work and interests are far from a traditional client-architect model. The exhibitions, conferences, talks, and fringe events organised by the curatorial team should introduce to the public, and a new generation of architects, this expansive and often unchartered field.
Close, Closer will present three exhibitions, one public programme, an e-publishing series, a student prize, and a Début Award for young architects, in addition to an established Lifetime Achievement Award. It will also introduce a number of small Crisis Buster grants that will be used to invest in longterm, civic, and entrepreneurial projects for Lisbon.
Each exhibition, event, or intervention will present a different strand of experimental spatial practice. These range from strategic political or social interventions, cutting edge digital technology to fiction, memory, performance to the role of museums, journals and theorists.
For three months from September 2013, the Lisbon Architecture Triennale will be a critical platform for the plurality of contemporary spatial practice. The events and exhibitions will introduce architecture as a discipline that is not exclusive to professionals or defined only by buildings, but rather as an expanding field with which, amongst others, sociologists, scientists, curators and artists are all dynamically and radically engaging.
Lisbon Architecture Triennale Competition images / information from Lisbon Architecture Triennale
Lisbon Architecture Triennale Curators
Beatrice Galilee, Chief Curator
Beatrice Galilee is a London based curator, writer, critic and lecturer, specialising in the dissemination of contemporary architecture and design. She is the co-founder and director of The Gopher Hole, an independent project space in London created to provide a platform for interdisciplinary, political and social design and debate. She trained as an architect and received MSc History of Architecture from University College London. Beatrice has worked as a curator at the 2011 Gwangju Design Biennale in Korea and 2009 Shenzhen Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale. She was architecture editor of Icon magazine between 2006 – 8, and is now a freelance contributor to multiple international publications and on architecture and design. She is an associate lecturer at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.
Liam Young, Curator
Liam Young is an architect who operates in the spaces between design, fiction and futures. Founder of the Tomorrows Thoughts Today think tank, a group whose work explores the possibilities of fantastic, perverse and imaginary urbanisms, he also runs the Unknown Fields Division, a nomadic workshop that holds annual expeditions to the ends of the Earth to investigate unreal and forgotten landscapes, alien terrains and industrial ecologies. Liam’s projects develop fictional speculations as critical instruments to survey the consequences of emerging environmental and technological futures.
Mariana Pestana, Curator
Mariana Pestana, as an architecture curator and designer, makes spaces that stage real and unreal experiences, where individuals perform, act or re-enact themselves. Her work usually takes the form of exhibitions, installations and events. Co-founder of The Decorators and editor of DE Magazine, Mariana holds a degree in architecture from FAUP (Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto) and an MA in Narrative Environments from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. She is currently a PhD candidate at the Bartlett School of Architecture.
José Esparza, Curator
José Esparza works with architecture through events, exhibitions, and printed matter. His work is heavily informed by political affairs—both contemporary and historic—in an attempt to situate architecture within a larger social discourse. Esparza received a M.S. in Critical, Curatorial, and Conceptual Practices in Architecture from Columbia University in 2012, and is a former curatorial associate at New York City’s Storefront for Art and Architecture. He is currently editor at Domus México.
Zak Group, Design Team
Zak Group is a London-based design office founded in 2005 by Zak Kyes; in 2012 Grégory Ambos joined as partner. The studio’s work has been included in the 22nd International Biennale of Graphic Design (Brno, 2009), “Graphic Design for and Against Cities” (Corner College, Zurich, 2009), “The Malady of Writing” (MACBA, Barcelona, 2009), “Wide White Space” (CCA Wattis, San Francisco, 2011), “Graphic Design Worlds” (Triennale Design Museum, Milan, 2011) and “Zak Kyes Working With…” (originating at Galerie Für Zeit Genössische Kunst, 2011 – 12).
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26 Mar 2010
Lisbon Architecture Triennale Competition
PUBLIC COMPETITION FOR THE LISBON ARCHITECTURE TRIENNALE EXHIBITION PROJECT IN THE MUSEU DA ELECTRICIDADE
DISCLOSURE OF THE WINNING PROPOSAL
The team led by the Architect Cláudio Vilarinho was the winner of the Public Competition for the creation of the contents for the exhibition of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale to be held in the Museu da Electricidade. The exhibition will take place from the 28 October until the 16 January 2011.
The Jury found this project to be unique in that it accentuates the coherence of the exhibition concept. According to the project brief: “The idea which we are attempting to potentiate and which we are presenting for the Exhibition of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale in the Museu da Electricidade is an idea which is related to the interior (the house) and the exterior (its garden).”
In this way, in the winning project, a scenographic figurative object representing a house creates a sense of transition between the “real exterior” and the “metaphorical exterior”. The house functions simultaneously as a filter between the street and the exhibition space, this being the place where the introduction to the exhibited pieces and the possible audiovisual elements are found in a darker space. It is a direct allusion to the theme of the Triennale – Let’s Talk about Houses – a key component which plays an important and effective role in the assembly of the whole exhibition.
According to the concept proposed, the exhibitions are thus arranged in the area referred to as the “metaphorical exterior” which features plinths designed using, as inspiration, the shape of the petals of the flower of the Royal Poinciana -Delonix Regia – upon which the objects being exhibited are placed.
The expressive or playful intensity which the proposed design could create was also valued, and was deemed to be an important element in the context of an exhibition aimed at a wide audience.
About the studio
Claudiovilarinho.com architects and designers has been a multidisciplinary, flexible and open structure since 2005. This structure has been awarded several distinctions, notably: the Mobility Award 2007 (awarded for the design of a collective housing building for the elderly); in the competition for the new AMI headquarters in Cascais, the studio was the youngest team to have been awarded a prize; also, for its proposals for the competitions of the School Centre in Fonte de Angeão and in Gafanha da Boa-Hora, both in Vagos, the studio has been awarded the 2nd and 3rd prizes respectively; finally, in 2009, the studio has already received the 1st prize in the Uniscala ’09 competition, and the 3rd prize in the Arraiolos Castle Requalification competition. In 2007 Newitalianblood selected the studio as one of its Top 10 young emerging architects in Portugal.
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