Our Land Is the Sea. The sensitive construction of the coastline

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Curator
André Tavares and Miguel Figueira
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 design studio Change is good (José Albergaria & Rik Bas Backer), architects Marta Labastida, Ivo Poças Martins and Pedro Bandeira, and 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.
Support
The production of this exhibition was made possible by the generous support of Samsung, Valchromat and Arquivo Municipal de Lisboa. The exhibition is partnered with the following institutions: Arquivo Histórico Militar, Arquivo Histórico da Marinha, Arquivo Municipal da Figueira da Foz, Arquivo Fotográfico Municipal da Figueira da Foz, Centro Português de Fotografia, Direção-Geral do Território, Gabinete de Estudos Arqueológicos da Engenharia Militar, Instituto da Conservação da Natureza e das Florestas, Museu de Marinha, Museu Marítimo de Ílhavo and The Navigator. --- La producción de esta exposición fue posible gracias al generoso apoyo de Samsung, Valchromat y Arquivo Municipal de Lisboa. La exposición está asociada con las siguientes instituciones: Arquivo Histórico Militar, Arquivo Histórico da Marinha, Arquivo Municipal da Figueira da Foz, Arquivo Fotográfico Municipal da Figueira da Foz, Centro Português de Fotografia, Direção-Geral do Território, Gabinete de Estudos Arqueológicos da Engenharia Militar, Instituto da Conservação da Natureza e das Florestas, Museu de Marinha, Museu Marítimo de Ílhavo y The Navigator.
Dates
10 March to 9 August 2020.
Venue / Adress
Garagem Sul . Centro Cultural de Belém. Praça do Império, 1449-003 Lisbon, Portugal.

André TAVARES

André Tavares (Porto, 1976) is an architect, researcher at the School of Architecture at the University of Minho, and programmer of architecture at Garagem Sul in the Centro Cultural de Belém. He has been running Dafne Editora since 2006, exploring publishing as a form of cultural and architectural practice. and was director of the journal Arquitectos between 2013 and 2015 and general curator, with Diogo Seixas Lopes, of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2016, The Form of Form. He is the author of several books, including The Anatomy of the Architectural Book (Lars Müller/Canadian Centre for Architecture, 2016).

He holds a doctorate from the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto, where in 2009 he completed his dissertation on the presence of reinforced concrete in architects’ design strategies in the early 20th century.

Resulting from his research in Mendrisio, Paris and São Paulo, he has published several books addressing the international circulation of knowledge among Portuguese-speaking architects, including Arquitectura Antituberculose (Faup-publicações, 2005), Os fantasmas de Serralves (Dafne, 2007), Novela Bufa do Ufanismo em Concreto (Dafne, 2009), and Duas obras de Januário Godinho (Dafne, 2012). He co-edited Mark Wigley’s Casa da Música/Porto (CdM, 2008) and Eduardo Souto de Moura’s Floating Images (Lars Müller, 2012).

Miguel Figueira

Miguel Figueira (Coimbra, 1969) is an architect who studied at the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Porto. He was responsible for the local technical office in Montemor-o-Velho (1997– 2002) and, until 2014, for urban design in that municipality. Since 2009, he has coordinated the civic movement SOS Cabedelo.

In 2003, he received the Alexandre Herculano National Architecture Prize and, in 2011, his body of work was distinguished with the AICA prize by the International Association of Art Critics. A co-founder of the civic movement SOS Cabedelo, in 2011 he shared the Movimento Milénio Cidade Surf award with Eurico Gonçalves.

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