Curator: Ana Neiva / Architect; Media Manager and Communication Department Coordinator at Faculty of Architecture, University of Porto
China Partnership Coordinator: Marco Gaulhiac / Architect; Lecturer; Phd Prof. at Faculty of Architecture, University of Porto. Faculty of Architecture Dean Carlos Guimarães / Architect; Phd Professor; Dean of the Faculty of Architecture Dean at University of Porto
Location: Collateral Exhibition zone
Duration: 2015.12.04 — 2016.02.28
The exhibition intends to be a reflection about a fragment of the city of Porto, Portugal, crossing its history, time marks and non-built projects with the expectant stage of this territory regarding the future. Submitting a section of the real city through the intersection between the past and the future projects, traversing academic proposals with political and authorial vision of the same problems, creates an opportunity for thinking the city and forecast the future.Presenting the architecture of the Unesco Heritage Urban Center as a reflection of Porto's social and urban identity and congregating in a single exhibition the City, the School and the Master will be capable to transport the visitors to Portugal. The central object of this exhibition will be the axis connecting two of the main key points of Porto history, its Cathedral - Sé do Porto - and the centenary S. Bento Rail Station The exhibition presents a synthesis of the most recent history and sediments of. this central fragment of the urban tissue, deeply transformed in last century.Gathering Architect Álvaro Siza and FAUP students in a dialog, around scale models, will display the FAUP's architectural design method and process, enabling a discussion of the options, functional programs and scale variations for the proposals that try to find new opportunities to this potential area .A multiple video installation generates the atmosphere for these speeches on space: by filming the real city, presenting short videos about "the life in the city", through the capture of the sounds, the light and the people meaning the authentic City of Porto. Synchronized projections of the conversations with Álvaro Siza and FAUP students engage the visitors in order to better understand the strong and multifaceted link between the city and the school. Indeed, this relationship is underlying on the educational practices of architects, and therefore deeply committed with the future city.