Europe in Álvaro Siza: City, Democracy and Architecture

December 7, 2019, 10h00

Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art (Porto)

Organising Committee

Jorge Figueira, principal investigator and coordinator (EU)ROPA

Jorge Figueira (Vila Real, Portugal, 1965) graduated in Architecture at the University of Porto in 1992. PhD Degree at the University of Coimbra, 2009. Director and Assistant Professor of the Department of Architecture of Faculty of Sciences and Technology of University of Coimbra. Researcher at the Social Studies Centre, University of Coimbra. Professor at the Phd Programme in the Faculty of Architecture of University of Porto. Coordinator at the University of Coimbra of the Red PHI Patrimonio Historico-Cultural Iberoamericano. Curator of "Álvaro Siza. Modern Redux", Instituto Tomie Ohtake, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2008. Editor of Álvaro Siza. Modern Redux, Hatje Cantz (Berlin). Author of several books on contemporary architecture, including Reescrever o Pós-Moderno, Dafne, 2011, Macau 2011, Circo de Ideias, O Arquitecto Azul, Coimbra University Press, 2010, A noite em arquitectura, Relógio d'Água, 2007. Has published texts in several publications in Portugal and abroad in AV Monografias, Arqtexto, aU, Arquitectura Viva, Casabella, A+U, SAJ Serbian Architectural Journal.


Bruno Gil, co-principal investigator (EU)ROPA

Bruno Gil is Researcher at the Centre for Social Studies, where he co-coordinates the project (EU)ROPA, and guest Assistant Professor at the Department of Architecture of the University of Coimbra, where he teaches architectural theory and history. With a cultural approach to architectural education and research, aiming both for site-specific peculiarities and knowledge transfer networks, he has published essays in "arq: Architectural Research Quarterly", "Docomomo Journal", "Writingplace Journal" and "Joelho", and in 2017 he completed his doctoral thesis entitled "Architectural Research Cultures: Lines of thought within research centres, 1945-1974".


Nuno Grande

co-curator of the exhibition ÁLVARO SIZA - (IN)DISCIPLINA and researcher (EU)ROPA

Nuno Grande (Luanda, 1966) Obtained his degree in Architecture at the University of Oporto in 1992. Obtained his PhD degree in Architecture at the University of Coimbra in 2009, based on his academic thesis: Architectures of Culture: Politics, Debate and Space. Associated Professor at the Department of Architecture of the University of Coimbra (DARQ/FCTUC) since 1993. Guest Lecturer at the Faculty of Architecture of Oporto since 2006, at the Urbanistics course. As a curator and a cultural programmer he organised exhibitions on Portuguese Architecture at: Porto 2001, European Capital of Culture; 2007 Lisbon Architectural Triennale; 2007 São Paulo Architecture Biennale; Guimarães 2012, European Capital of Culture; and 15th Venice Architecture Biennale, 2016. As a critic he writes occasionally for architectural reviews published in Portugal, Spain, France, Switzerland, Netherlands, Croatia, Corea and Japan. He is author or editor of different publications on Portuguese Architectural and Urban Culture.