The world is transformed through architecture. Under the title The Form of Form, and aimed at a national and international audience, this 4th edition of the Lisbon Triennale sets out to further the debate around a wide spectrum of contemporary approaches to architectural practice today; in other words, to debate the ways in which the world is transformed. With its diverse yet cohesive programme, the Triennale will seek to highlight currents of thought considered important for the production of architecture in a social context that is in constant transformation.
The different perspectives on architecture will be presented through their aesthetic, technical, social and political aspects. Understanding architecture as a profession that is committed to a complex social context will make it possible to further advance the implications and possibilities of architectural decisions, enhancing their technical and cultural importance in society.
Structured around four core exhibitions, the programme will highlight the challenges that architects face today. Those four exhibitions maintain a dialogue among them: on authorship, on conception and on the visual universe in which forms of architecture move (The Form of Form), passing through the process that forms that are assembled are subjected to in the decisive moment of the building site (Building Site), to the critical circumstances of the transformation the landscape (Sines: Seaside Logistics), until the representation of the city and the uses that assembled forms offer (The World in Our Eyes). And that dialogue unfolds in the satellite exhibitions and associated projects that will complement the diversity of views and contents proposed in this edition of the Triennale.
André Tavares & Diogo Seixas Lopes