Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa

67 proposals for the Triennale 2022 Independent Projects

29 SEP 2022 - 05 DEC 2022
Various venues in the city of Lisbon
Curatorial Team: Cristina Veríssimo, Diogo Burnay, Anastassia Smirnova, Jose Pablo Ambrosi & Loreta Castro Reguera, Pamela Prado & Pedro Ignacio Alonso, Tau Tavengwa & Vyjayanthi Rao.
CCB/Garagem Sul, Culturgest, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, EDP/MAAT Foundation, Millennium bcp Foundation / MNAC - National Museum of Contemporary Art.
This extraordinary number of applications has come from all over the world, with representation from the five continents, reflecting a wide geographic, cultural and artistic diversity. Two countries stand out: The USA with 10 submissions and Portugal with 16. The variety of proposals extends to the formats of the projects submitted between June 8 and November 1, 2021: although the majority consists of installations and exhibitions, there is also space for workshops, publications, presentations, conferences, performances, films or debates. A participation with such plural perspectives will certainly ignite the reflection about the themes on stage for Terra.

Although the capital city attracts the greatest preference for the venue location, the wider territory of the Lisbon Metropolitan Area is on this call’s map through projects that find their space in Vila Franca de Xira, Almada, Barreiro and Palmela. 50 proposals have been directed to the Palácio Sinel de Cordes, but many other venues of varied typology, mostly public spaces, were appointed in the applications. It is also noteworthy that 37 come from collectives, 11 are individual, 8 form studios and 11 from institutions or publishing houses. We are also very pleased to note the healthy gender parity, with a slight female advantage in terms of leader and participant figures.

Installation made of coloured vertical metallic column in Culturgest elevator

False Space, Associated Project at Triennale 2019, HEAD – Geneva University of Art and Design, Culturgest © Rui Cardoso

A maximum of 12 proposals will be selected by a jury consisting of Cristina Veríssimo and Diogo Burnay, (Chief Curators of the Triennale 2022), José Mateus (Chairman of the Triennale), Filipa Tomaz (Coordinator of the Educational Service) and Tiago Pombal (Coordinator of Independent Projects).

Independent Projects, as self-funded public events, are a critical element of the Triennale that embody, this time, the central programming to reveal a broader creative and cultural background: stimulating and questioning reflection about the theme of the 6th edition of the international forum taking place between September 29 and December 5, 2022.