Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa

Open Call for Cycle of Conferences has come to an end

After three conference cycles, the Triennale, in partnership with Garagem Sul - CCB, called for an external commissioner for the 2020/22 triennium. Launched in 6 May, in the last conference of the season, André Tavares, from Garagem Sul, and José Mateus, from the Lisbon Architecture Triennale, invited, for the first time, external authors to present proposals for a new configuration of the cycle.

The call ended on July 1 and we have already done the math: the proposals we received came from three continents, in a total of 11 countries and 26 applications. Asia, America (North and South) and Europe were the continents that heard the call and from Brazil, Chile, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan and United States of America arrived the programme proposals for the new season. Highlighting these plural voices and heterogeneous authors, this call had the participation of 60% of proposals from duos and 40% from individuals, of which 56% were Portuguese.

These proposals will be analysed by a jury composed of José Mateus (Chairman of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale), Manuel Henriques (Executive Deputy Director of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale), Madalena Reis (Director of the Marketing and Development Department of the Belém Cultural Centre), André Tavares (Architecture Programmer of Garagem Sul - CCB) and Irina Davidovici (External Consultancy). The winning commissioner of this new cycle will be publicly announced in September. 

The cycle takes place in several spaces within CCB, between 2020 and 2022, and for the first year, the following dates have been confirmed: 18 March, 6 May, 28 October and 25 November. In the consecutive year, the dynamics continues, with four sessions per year and renowned speakers of reference in contemporary thought landing in Lisbon to continue this narrative. The Archdaily platform also collaborated in publicizing this Open Call and allowed it to have much further reach.

This sharing of knowledge and references has already brought to the Critical Distance Cycle 24 architecture studios and 18 moderators during nine years and three cycles. You can find these debates on our website and watch video recordings of each conference.