Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa

Triennale is now part of the first platform of pan-European architecture

05 OCT 2016 - 12 DEC 2016
The Form of Form
André Tavares and Diogo Seixas-Lopes
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Locations: MAAT, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, CCB - Garagem Sul, amongst others

In August 2015, the Lisbon Architecture Triennale joined the first pan-European platform dedicated to architecture. The Future Architecture Platform is composed of fourteen international organizations among museums, festivals and other cultural agents that promote initiatives related to the discipline of architecture. As an invitation of MAO - the Ljubljana Museum of Architecture and Design - Triennale joined with great enthusiasm, justified by the international recognition and credibility it represents and by considering the relevance of the project that aims to give voice to an emerging generation. Financed by the European Union, this platform's mission is to rethink and understand architecture for its potential to transform and solve problems that extend beyond the building. 

Until 20 December 2015, architects, landscape designers, urban planners, curators, designers, artists and emerging filmmakers were invited to participate in an international open call with projects that aim to think, explore, involve and shape the environment in which we live with a view to what will be its equivalent in the future. By 20 January 2016, the fourteen members of the platform and the public have selected ideas based on originality and the ability to bring essential issues to the debate for the discipline and its future. The selected candidates travelled to Ljubljana to present their project at a matchmaking meeting which took place between 18 and 20 February 2016. 

Authors from all over the world were invited to participate with proposals of different formats outside their country of residence. An incentive to the mobility of emerging people believing that cultural exchange and the exchange of experiences are essential factors to disseminate a new generation of people linked to the discipline. In this way, a basis for synergies between authors and event organizers is created.

The platform includes the following members: Members of the Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO), (Ljubljana, Slovenia), Casa de Arquitectura Oris (Zagreb, Croatia), Museum of Architecture Wrocław (Poland), International Architecture Week in Belgrade (Serbia), National Museum of 21st Century Arts, Rome (Italy), Casa de Arquitectura de Graz (Austria), Copenhagen Architecture Festival (Denmark), Tirana Architecture Week (Albania), Design Biotop Ljubljana, Slovenia), Lisbon Architecture Triennale (Portugal), Ruby Press of Berlin (Germany); Swiss Architecture Museum (Basel, Switzerland), Prishtina Architecture Week (Kosovo), CANactions (Kiev, Ukraine).

Triennale was premiered through a satellite exhibition, integrated in The Form of Form, presented at Casa Roque Gameiro, located in the municipality of Amadora, Lisbon. The Limits of Landscape brought together Portuguese photographer Nuno Cera, with two selected proposals from the call of Manon Mollard, editor of the British magazine Architecture Review and the Chilean collective Plan Común. The exhibition has as its premise: The urban belt of Lisbon is a consolidated landscape. But to what extent is this landscape shared collectively? What are the limits between architecture and landscape?