Intervalo

Intervalo

Facing a growing lack of critical distance in contemporary architecture in Portugal versus a continuing critical distance between architecture and the public, the Lisbon Architecture Triennale launches the programme Critical Distance. The programme includes not only a conference cycle, where invited architects are to present their projects and then enter a dialogue with architecture critics, but also a series of round tables in which we are asked to re-consider the influence and impact of a critical distance in architectural practice in Portugal including: Kazuyo Sejima and Beatrice Galilee; David Chipperfield, Álvaro Siza Vieira and Hans Ulrich Obrist; Paulo David and Andres Lepik - accompanying the exhibition on Paulo David at MNAC - Museu do Chiado in a collaboration with the Lisbon Architecture Triennale.

To generate synergies in this timeline we are connecting with contemporary networks of architecture culture (Visiting School; Casa Aberta Lisboa/ OpenHouse; Iberian Encounters on Architecture and Society), wishing to put architects and their work face to face with critics in order for them to experience that distance in public.