Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa
30 OCT 2015 - 13 NOV 2015
Palácio Sinel de Cordes
Free Admission
Lecture by: Sorin Vasilescu

Horezu Monastery, Vâlcea County, Romania ©CR

Lights of the Latin East

Photography Exhibition

A photography exhibition opened on 30 of October, supported by the Romanian Cultural Institute in Lisbon. A journey through the architecture of a prince from this European country. On the occasion, the Palace hosted a lecture by the architect Sorin Vasilescu, professor at the University of Architecture and Urbanism Ion Mincu in Bucharest.

A unique opportunity to discover the evolution of civilization in Romanian space by following the story of Prince Constantin Brâncoveanu, one of the most closely watched of the Istanbul administration, whose reign was the scene of the loss of Ottoman control over the provinces of Transylvania and Banato. 

Hosted by the Triennale, the exhibition and conference represent an analysis of the legitimate discourse of architecture of the Ancient period, characterized by the implementation of construction methods and techniques, inspiring innovative architectural programmes and morphologies for Wallachia of that time that are still praised today, for being one of the most significant components of the architectural and artistic heritage of Romania. A source of inspiration for the evolution of Art Nouveau on Romanian territory, as well as for other currents and creators in Romania, this heritage was recently included on UNESCO's world list.

About Sorin Vasilescu

Architect, university professor and architecture phd, Sorin Vasilescu is a member of the Romanian Scientists Association, member of the Centro Internazionale di Studi di Architettura Andrea Palladio (CISA), the European Association for the Teaching of Architecture, Visiting Professor at the Faculties of Architecture in Strasbourg, Liège, Milan and Turin. He was elected member of the Senate of the University of Architecture (1990-2012), President of the Romanian National Commission of ICOMOS (2002-2006), Director of the School of High Studies of the University of Architecture and Urbanism "Ion Mincu" in Bucharest (2004-2008). He is currently professor of History of Modern and Contemporary Architecture, Architecture of Interior Space, Styles, History of Visual Arts at the "Ion Mincu" University of Architecture and Urbanism in Bucharest, coordinator of graduation projects, doctorates, and since 2008, president of the Giulio Magni Foundation. In 2015, he was awarded the "Opera Omnia" Award by the Romanian Academy.