After a successful run at the Museum of Architecture and Design La Triennale di Milano in Italy, a unique exhibition featuring architecture and design of leading Portuguese architects opens in Porto. Porto Poetic, brings together a massive collection of videos, photographs, architectural projects and design objects, into one exciting show, curated by Roberto Cremascoli. The exhibition runs from 6 March to 13 April 2014 at the Municipal Gallery Almeida Garrett (Crystal Palace Gardens).
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The Portuguese Council of Architects, Northern Chapter (OASRN), headquartered in Porto, are the organizers of this exhibition. With about 6000 architect members, the group work to defend and promote the social function, dignity and prestige of Portuguese architecture.
Renowned architects represented in the exhibition include:
Álvaro Siza ■ Eduardo Souto de Moura ■ Fernando Tavora ■ Adalberto Dias ■ Camilo Rebelo and Tiago Pimentel ■ Carlos Castanheira ■ Francisco Vieira de Campos ■ Isabel Furtado and John Peter Serôdio ■ João Mendes Ribeiro ■ José Araújo Carvalho ■ Nuno Brandão Costa.
Additionally, weekly talks are scheduled with respected professionals of architecture and design:
Thursday, 13 March at 18:30 – Regeneration (part I)
Panelists: Carlos Castanheira, Camilo Rebelo + Tiago Pimentel, João Mendes Ribeiro, Francisco Vieira de Campos, COMOCO (Luís Miguel Correia, Nelson Mota, Susana Constantino). Moderator: António Belém Lima
Thursday, 20 March at 18:30 – Professione: Reporter
Panelists: José Manuel Rodrigues, Rita Burmester, Inês d’Orey e José Carvalho Araújo. Moderator: Luís Tavares Pereira
Thursday, 27 March at 18:30 – Regeneration (part II)
Panelists: Adalberto Dias, João Pedro Serôdio + Isabel Furtado, Nuno Brandão Costa e Tiago do Vale. Moderator: Pedro da Rocha Vinagreiro
Thursday, 3 April at 18;30 – Grand Finale
Closing of the Cycle: Paulo Cunha e Silva e João Paulo Rapagão, A Escola do Távora. Panelistss: Álvaro Siza, Eduardo Souto de Moura e Francesco Dal Co. Moderator: Nuno Grande
Talks are in Portuguese or Italian (depending on the speaker) without simultaneous translation.
For more information, visit the Porto Poetic website.
Galeria Municipal Almeida Garrett
Jardins do Palácio de Cristal
Hours: Monday to Saturday – 10:00 to 18:00, Sunday – 14:00 to 18:00, Closed on holidays.