5 Oct – 12 Dec 2016
Lisbon Architecture Triennale / 5 Oct – 11 Dec 2016
5.10 – 11.12 2016


Clube Recreativo Os Estrelas Fonte Santa, Monte de Caparica ©Clube Recreativo Os Estrelas

Contagion seeks to interrogate the different ways in which collectives, social movements and popular organisations gain form. Contagion is a term that describes the spread of a disease or influence. The term migrates at the beginning of the 20th century to group psychology, acquiring a negative bias in association with the concepts of mass and crowd. It was used to explain the spread of irrational behaviour by influence and suggestion, in contrast with rational behaviours predicated on the individual. Contagion takes the opposite view: that collectives, movements and crowds are not irrational, that popular demands are not unsubstantiated.
Taking place in Almada – a unique city where the spread of progressive ideals has had a profound impact – the seminar proposes to discuss the role of architecture in processes of social organisation. At stake will be three key questions: what is the role of collective equipment, what is the role of institutions and what is the role of pedagogy. In doing so Contagion will speculate on architecture’s ability to affect the spread of ideas, movements and life projects.


2.00pm Reception
2.10pm Introduction with Godofredo Pereira

2.30pm Panel 1: Collective Equipments
Susana Caló (Escola Superior Artística do Porto)
Collective Militant Analysis
Alexandra Vougia (Architectural Association)
After All, One Red
Platon Issaias (Royal College of Art)
Formative Disputes: The case of the former Hellinikon Airport
Maria Giudici (Architectural Association)
No Labour of Love: The Boardinghouse as Collective Equipment

Moderator: Ana Catarino

5.30pm Panel 2: Transforming Institutions
Ivan Gallardo (Barcelona en Comú)
The experience of Barcelona en Comú
Paulo Pardelha (Câmara Municipal de Almada)
Construction – Participation / Failure – Contagion
Rita Silva (Colectivo Habita / Bloco de Esquerda)
The Challenge of Housing as an Actual Right
Olga Balaoura (Association of Greek Architects)
Austerity Urbanism Vs Porous Resistance: Policies and geographies of crisis in Athens
Tiago Mota Saraiva (ateliermob)
Working with the 99%

Moderator: Bernardo Amaral

7.30pm Panel 3: Contagion and Pedagogy
Godofredo Pereira in conversation with Adrian Lahoud (Dean of School of Architecture do Royal College of Art, London)

With a maximum capacity of 150 people, the seminar will be in English.

Below is the schedule of ferry departures and the amount of time it will remain anchored in each dock. It will be possibly to enter or exit the ferry at any of these locations.

Cais do Sodré – Boarding on pier “Cais da Ribeira”;
Cacilhas – boarding on pier “K”;
Belém / Porto Brandão / Trafaria – There is only one boarding point at each of these stations.

1.45pm Cais do Sodré (Cais da Ribeira Pier) – Entry Point
2.00pm Departure Cais do Sodré > Cacilhas (docked for 10 mins)
2.20pm Departure Cacilhas > Belém (docked for 10 mins)
2.50pm Departure Belém > Porto Brandão (docked for 10 mins)
3.10pm Departure Porto Brandão > Trafaria (docked for 10 mins)
3.30pm Departure Trafaria > Cais do Sodré (docked for 50 mins)
4.40pm Departure Cais do Sodré > Cacilhas (docked for 15 mins)
5.05pm Departure Cacilhas > Belém (docked for 10 mins)
5.40pm Departure Belém > Porto Brandão (docked for 10 mins)
5.57pm Departure Porto Brandão > Trafaria (docked for 10 mins)
6.10pm Departure Trafaria > Cais do Sodré (docked for 90 mins)
8.00pm Departure Cais do Sodré > Cacilhas (docked for 10 mins)
8.20pm Departure Cacilhas > Trafaria
8.35pm Arrival to Trafaria (End of Event)




Maria Giudici
Susana Caló
Alexandra Vougia
Platon Issaias
Ivan Gallardo
Paulo Pardelha
Rita Silva
Olga Balaoura
Tiago Mota Saraiva
Ana Catarino
Godofredo Pereira
Adrian Lahoud

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