Debate in London o launch the 4th edition

Debate in London to launch the 4th edition of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale

London receives an international kick-off debate of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale's 4th edition. Under the title The Form of Form, this edition is curated by André Tavares and Diogo Seixas Lopes.


Mark Tuff and Tim Abrahams will debate with André Tavares: Communicating forms.

Following the leitmotiv The Form of Form, aims to debate the whereabouts of architecture as a cultural device to produce built forms. 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. Where is the architectural form today, and what does it mean?


The admission is free. Join us at RIBA on Tuesday, 17 November at 6.00pm.


Royal Institute of British Architects
Lutyens Room

66 Portland Place, London W1B 1AD


The Form of Form
OCT 6 – DEC 11, 2016
Programme overview