The North Section of the Portuguese Architects Association has begun the publication of a series of small books with the reports from the journeys of the winning proposals of Fernando Távora’s Award. The one dedicated to my journey corresponds, in part, to the conference presented in Matosinhos, on 6th October 2014 (maintaining its orality), where I’ve presented some of the ideas resulting from the journey (and which have been contributing to my research project) instead of a report of it.

Isaque Pinheiro is a Portuguese artist currently on an Artistic Residence in Évora, provided by Association Pó de Vir a Ser, developing a work titled Pano (Cloth) consisting of three phases: a collection of stone reliefs transformed into engraving matrices to print multiple engravings that will be - both the stone matrices and the engravings - on display in several places along the city’s walls until the end of August.

On Thursday, May 16th, at 3 p.m., at the Marvila Library, I’ll be talking at the Laboratory “O que é o Arquivo?” (What is the Archive?) together with Catarina Alves Costa, Carla Filipe and José Bragança de Miranda. The starting point is the Marvila area in Lisboa as a territory in transformation where several layers of history and indeterminacy co-exist between rural traces and the current gentrification among other questions that problematise the notion of archive when it comes to the city’s development.

Viagem ao Invisível: Espaço, Experiência, Representação (Journey to the Invisible: Space, Experience, Representation), only available in Portuguese, is a book organised by Luís Santiago Baptista and Maria Rita Pais after a journey they curated to several works of architecture and an exhibition held at Teatro Thalia. The book documents exhaustively all the visited works with several unpublished archive material (drawings, documents, and photographs), but it also includes artistic projects by artists Nuno Cera, Tatiana Macedo, Ricardo Castro, and Spela Hudnik, and critical essays by Inês Moreira, Eliana Sousa Santos, Susana Oliveira and myself.

The exhibition “The Sommer Pavilion in the Garden”, which I had the pleasure of curating (a truly public exhibition for the community in one of the most liveable public spaces of the city of Cascais), will open on Friday April 5th, at 6 p.m., at the Parada Garden (near Casa das Histórias), and it will be on display until May 5th. All are welcome!

Uma Breve História da Curadoria (A Brief History of Curatorship), only available in Portuguese, is a book edited by the artists Sara & André after the cycle of three exhibitions they curated under the title Curated Curators. The book documents the three exhibitions (objects, works and stories), the artists and the curators that had participated and a few more in order to map - as exhaustively as possible - the curatorial activity in the field of visual arts in Portugal.

Next Saturday October 6th, I’ll be talking at the closing debate of the exhibition Building Stories, at Garagem Sul - Centro Cultural de Belém, together with SKREI, and moderated by André Tavares. The exhibition is curated by Amélia Brandão Costa and Rodrigo da Costa Lima and it features works by the studios De Vylder Vinck Taillieu, MAIO and Ricardo Bak Gordon.

Next Wednesday, the 30th of May, I'll be talking about Scopio Magazine #5 with Victor dos Reis (FBAUL), Pedro Leão Neto (main editor of Scopio Magazine, FAUP), Paulo Catrica (Photographer, UNL) and Rogério Taveira (FBAUL) at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Lisbon (FAUBL), around an 18h30m (Auditório Lagoa Henriques). After interviewing Hélène Binet, Philippe Ruault, Bas Princen and Thomas Demand for the previous numbers of the magazine, I had the pleasure of interviewing the photographer Paulo Catrica for the current issue and to talk about his training abroad, his main themes, instruments and techniques. 

Next Tuesday, 29th of May, I'll be delivering a Seminar within the thematic cycle "Critical readings on the experience of the city" organised by our Art, Criticism and Aesthetic Experience Group, IFILNOVA. The Session will take place between 15h00-18h00, Room Multiusos 2 (Building ID), floor 4, at the FCSH, Nova University in Lisbon. Ana Mira will also be presenting her interesting research.