2013 was a year of very much writing. Along the PhD thesis completion I could contribute to different publications. It is a wonderful thing to be part of many, and sometimes so dissimilar, discussions. amidst the most relevant topics, there is the debate around Lisbon Architecture Triennale.

I had the opportunity to write a trilogy of critical essays on www.trienaldelisboa.com, which was published in three different magazines, in two languages: english webzine urbanista.org, portuguese printed magazine ARQA www.revarqa.com, and portuguese webzine www.artecapital.net.

Besides these three, I was invited by curator Mariana Pestana to contribute with an essay to her e-book, and handed a reflection on my curatorial project Aftermath and Resonance!

The text is, still, waiting for publication and I am eager to read the book. It´s announced here.

waiting for publishing



The birth of a new project is always a happy moment, specially when it comes to fill a gap in our own needs, in this case, the need for a platform of debate around cultural issues.

When we heard about Urbanista.org issue 1, we felt that collaboration sounded natural.

Here is issue 2, with my reading of Lisbon Architecture Triennale. Enjoy it!


Urbanista.org number 2

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.

Waiting!: http://www.close-closer.com/pt/publicacoes

“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.

more info: www.close-closer.com

a new book just completed : Devir Menor

6265479-blank-book-cover-white copy

And 3 years after I started collaborating with Fundação Cidade de Guimarães for the cultural programme of Guimarães 2012 – European Capital of Culture … today … we have finally completed the last project! A very nice book consisting of the catalogue of the exhibition of the same project, with a few nice adds, will be printed soon. Here is the cover of the book, designed by joana&mariana, produced by produções reais + plano geométrico and published by fundação cidade de guimarães.

+ info : Devir Menor, arquiteturas e práticas espaciais críticas na Ibero-America

UNPLANNED _exhibition @ Los Angeles

UNPLANNED: Research and Experiments at the Urban Scale

25 March 2010 – 2 July 2010

SUPERFRONT is proud to present UNPLANNED: Research and Experiments at the Urban Scale, the first SUPERFRONT LA exhibit of 2010.

Just as the discipline of architecture faces a re-imagination of itself in this era of slow-motion global capitalism, the human population finds itself crossing the threshold to a predominantly urban existence.  Many of the basic tenets underpinning urban planning – Cartesian geometry, programmatic taxonomy, contextualism – have been subject to skeptical investigation and rebellion in architecture throughout the past decade. Yet conventional urban planning continues, the discipline of urban planning operating much as it has since the 1960s (if not the 1860s).  Leveraging an interdisciplinary focus, UNPLANNED: RESEARCH AND EXPERIMENTS AT THE URBAN SCALE boldly presents a collection of radical methods for envisioning and producing space at the urban scale.

LA superfront, a gallery and project space promoting experiments in architecture.

Opening Reception Thursday March 25, 2010 5PM – 8PM
Pacific Design Center (PDC) Suite B208 | West Hollywood, CA | 90069


My text for this catalogue is titled:

[the un-planned coast: improvised and accidented architectures]

Inês Moreira [petit CABANON] Feb 2010