Nicholas de Monchaux at 2016 Lisbon Architecture Triennale

22 Sep, 2016

Nicholas de Monchaux at 2016 Lisbon Architecture Triennale

We are happy to announce that BCNM Director Nicholas de Monchaux is exhibiting in "The World in Our Eyes" Program, one of the three main exhibitions of the 2016 Lisbon Architecture Triennale, which will take place in Lisbon between Oct, 6th and Dec, 11th, 2016!

The Form of Form: 2016 Lisbon Architecture Triennale

Hosted under the rubric The Form of Form, the 4th edition of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale will be curated by André Tavares and Diogo Seixas Lopes. It aims to readdress current trends and explore the possibility of architecture as a cultural device to produce built forms. In other words, it aims to explore the ways in which architecture transforms the world.

The programme will unfold from three core exhibitions: The Form of Form, Building Site and The World in Our Eyes. In addition, the Satellites exhibitions and a number of Associated Projects will spread out through the urban landscape of Lisbon and provoke lively conversations that the curators hope will reset the contemporary architectural debate towards construction and its social and physical impact. Parallel to the main exhibitions, the “Talk, Talk, Talk” conferences will extend the discussion further. Excellence will be awarded with the Début Award, the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Lisbon Triennale Millennium bcp Universities Award.

The World in Our Eyes

The powerful urban development processes that took shape during the 20th century gave architects material to develop ideological approaches inspired directly by the city and rapid urban change.

The The World in Our Eyes exhibition focuses on urban space, and its title can be interpreted on different levels. The curators are Fabrizio Gallanti and Francisca Insulza who founded FIG Projects in 2003 as a platform to promote interdisciplinary initiatives and explore the boundaries between architecture, urban research and the visual arts.

With this exhibition the duo seeks to further the discussion on the ways of describing and analysing the urban and territorial condition, in the present and the past, focusing on two aspects. Firstly, a retrospective of recent studies on various urban realities, comparing methods and results; and secondly, cartography and representations of urban phenomena. Based on description and analysis the curators pursue two goals: the first, working within architecture, is to inform the design process, while the second seeks to expand the perspective beyond the field of architecture and include other audiences in the process of understanding the city.

With an extensive list of participants presenting projects from all parts of the globe, the exhibition will highlight changes in urban morphology and how we can perceive such changes.
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