NEW book! The Curatorial : a Philosophy of Curating

The Curatorial : a philosophy of curating

The Curatorial A Philosophy of Curating _ Bloomsbury Academic

Stop curating! And think what curating is all about. This book starts from this simple premise: thinking the activity of curating. To do that, it distinguishes between ‘curating’ and ‘the curatorial’. If ‘curating’ is a gamut of professional practices for setting up exhibitions, then ‘the curatorial’ explores what takes place on the stage set up, both intentionally and unintentionally, by the curator. It therefore refers not to the staging of an event, but to the event of knowledge itself.

Editor:  Jean-Paul Martinon

Preface:  Irit Rogoff and Jean-Paul Martinon

contributors: Cihat Arinç, Ariella Azoulay, Alfredo Cramerotti, Bridget Crone, Anshuman Dasgupta, Jean-Louis Déotte, Valentina Desideri, Jenny Doussan, Helmut Draxler, Charles Esche, Valeria Graziano, Stefano Harney, Natasa Ilić, Susan Kelly, Adnan Madani, Doreen Mende, Suzana Milevska, Je Yun Moon, Ines Moreira, Stefan Nowotny, Sarah Pierce, Irit Rogoff, Shuddhabrata Sengupta, Joshua Simon, Roopesh Sitharan, Nora Sternfeld, Aneta Szyłak, Leire Vergara.

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read, read, read, Lisbon Architecture Triennale, books coming soon

Lisbon Architecture Triennale, books coming soon!

We are eager to read the new 6 books by Lisbon Architecture Triennale, and very proud to be part of one, with an essay on Aftermath and Resonance! our own curatorial project situated on a building burnt by an accidental fire, and then curated as an exhibition.


“The 2013 Lisbon Architecture Triennale will produce six special edition digital publications. Available online and for all e-readers, the books collectively intend to locate the themes and ideas behind Close, Closer into a broader global context.
The publications, each edited by the Close, Closer curatorial team will replace the traditional printed catalogue. While there will be printed matter, the Lisbon Triennale is pushing forward alternative publishing strategies to establish new formats for communication. These platforms respond to a more open environment for exhibitions and allow the content to be widely disseminated and economically produced.”
Soon available at iBookStore and AmazonKindle.

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scopio _lançamento


A mesa da sessão será moderada por Pedro Leão Neto, director da revista Scopio, e contará com a presença de três dos autores que colaboraram na revista. Num primeiro momento, Nuno Grande fará uma apresentação geral da Scopio. Num segundo momento, a Inês Moreira, responsável pela secção Unframing da Scopio e curadora de arquitectura falará dos seus trabalhos e Mariana Pestana, que foi convidada a participar na Scopio através de uma entrevista que explora ideias e trabalhos de curadoria em arquitectura com a arquitecta residente em Londres, Beatrice Galilee, irá mostrar alguns dos trabalhos de curadoria em que está envolvida. O terceiro momento será o do debate e a sessão terminará com a festa que contará com a presença do programador Paulo Vinhas, responsável pela Matéria Prima e um dos fundadores da editora Crónica Electrónica. 
27 Outubro – 22.00h (Quinta-feira)
Cinema Passos Manuel (Porto)

leituras e práticas contemporâneas

Partilhar a leitura de um livro é uma prática que iniciei em Dezembro de 2008 com um projecto documental intitulado “Leituras em Tempos de Crise” em colaboração com Inês Moreira no petit Cabanon. Foi um projecto itinerante que viajou até Loulé, ao curso experimentald e arte contemporânea “Mobilehome” criado por Nuno Faria, No Algarve, à The Public School de Los Angeles, que ocupou os espaços do Bétonsalonem paris, entre outros.” Leituras e práticas contemporâneas, Uma leitura sobre o contemporâneo a partir do livro A Manual for the 21st Century Art Institution, Just what it is that makes Today´s Institutions So Different, So Appealing? por Sílvia Guerra, Revista Artes e Leilões nº25

camp _a guide to 21st-century space

Camps: A Guide to 21st-Century Space

by Charlie Hailey
MIT Press, 2009
536 pages, 5 3/8 x 8 inches
ISBN: 978 0 262 51287 9

“What is a camp? The ubiquity and diversity of camps calls for a guidebook. This is what Hailey offers, but it is no ordinary one. Not only does he establish a typology of camps, but he also embeds within his narrative a key to camp ideology. Thus we see how camp spaces are informed by politics and transform the ways we think about and make built environments. Hailey describes camps of diverse regions, purposes, and forms, and navigates the inherent paradoxes of zones that are neither temporary nor permanent: camps of choice, including summer camps, protest camps, drift camps (research stations on Arctic ice floes), and LTVA (Long-Term Visitor Area) Camps; strategic camps regulated by power—boot camps, GTMO (the detention camp at Guantánamo Bay), immigrant camps, and others;—and transient spaces of relief and assistance, among them refugee camps, FEMA City, work camps, and Gypsy camps. Today camps are at the center of emerging questions of identity, residency, safety, and mobility. Camp spaces register the struggles, emergencies, and possibilities of global existence as no other space does.” MIT press

[an interview with the author]