Lisbon Architecture Triennale

Details announced for Lisbon Architecture Triennale

Dezeen Wire: details have been announced for the third edition of architecture festival the Lisbon Architecture Triennale, which will take place from 12 September to 15 December 2013 in the Portuguese capital under the title "Close, Closer".

Curated by Beatrice Galilee, the triennale will present three exhibitions alongside a series of talks, conferences and events that examine the critical themes of architectural practice.

Galilee is also co-hosting an event with Dezeen to celebrate the design scene in the London Borough of Hackney. For more information click here.

See the full press release below for more information:

12 September – 15 December 2013

Close, Closer, the third edition of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale examines the political, technological, emotional, institutional, and critical forms of global spatial practice. By questioning the terminology, inspirations, and inventions of other disciplines and their influences in an open forum, we draw the myriad authors of the contemporary city closer to new vital audiences and dialogues.

Led by chief curator Beatrice Galilee and curators José Esparza, Mariana Pestana, and Liam Young, the Triennale will provide a platform for emerging practitioners and protagonists whose work and interests are far from a traditional client-architect model. The exhibitions, conferences, talks, and fringe events organised by the curatorial team should introduce to the public, and a new generation of architects, this expansive and often unchartered field.

Close, Closer will present three exhibitions, one public programme, an e-publishing series, a student prize, and a Début Award for young architects, in addition to an established Lifetime Achievement Award. It will also introduce a number of small Crisis Buster grants that will be used to invest in longterm, civic, and entrepreneurial projects for Lisbon.

Each exhibition, event, or intervention will present a different strand of experimental spatial practice. These range from strategic political or social interventions, cutting edge digital technology to fiction, memory, performance to the role of museums, journals and theorists.

For three months from September 2013, the Lisbon Architecture Triennale will be a critical platform for the plurality of contemporary spatial practice. The events and exhibitions will introduce architecture as a discipline that is not exclusive to professionals or defined only by buildings, but rather as an expanding field with which, amongst others, sociologists, scientists, curators and artists are all dynamically and radically engaging.

Chief Curator: Beatrice Galilee
Curators: José Esparza, Mariana Pestana and Liam Young
Grafic Design: Zak Group