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International Conference | 8th Sophia Journal
Landscapes of Care: photography, film, modern architecture and landscape heritage

15th + 16th september 2023, Fernando Távora Auditorium [Conference] + Carlos Ramos Pavilion [Exhibition]




© Mark Durden & João Leal

The 8th International Conference of the Journal Sophia integrates the thematic cycle 'Landscapes of Care,' dedicated to contemporary photographic and visual practices that focus on how architecture, broadly understood, can help heal a planet in crisis.

The Conference presents a program dedicated to the theme 'Landscapes of Care: photography, film, modern architecture, and landscape heritage', which includes roundtable discussions for each panel, addressing specific topics from the Sophia journal's call, the presentation of submitted articles and visual essays, and the exhibition 'The Idea of Álvaro Siza,' by Mark Durden and João Leal.

The conference is led by the Center for Studies in Architecture and Urbanism (CEAU/FAUP) and coordinated in partnership with other institutions, namely University College Dublin (UCD), London South Bank University (LSBU), School of Media Arts and Design (ESMAD), University of Copenhagen (UCPH), and the European Centre for Documentary Research - University of South Wales (USW/eCDR).

Under the direction of Pedro Leão Neto (FAUP), the organizing and programming committee of the conference includes Hugh Campbell (UCD), Igea Troiani (LSBU), João Leal (P.PORTO / ESMAD), Mark Durden (USW/eCDR), Olívia Marques da Silva (P.PORTO / ESMAD), Rikke Munck Petersen (UCPH), and Teresa Cunha Ferreira (FAUP/CEAU).

The program of this conference comprises four roundtable discussions in which photography is explored as a significant research tool to build critical and innovative visions of architecture as a broad field of knowledge operating within larger systems with cultural, artistic, technical, and historical dimensions.

The invited speakers for the 8th International Conference of the Journal Sophia are: Maria Neto (CEAU / FAUP - UBI), Nuno Grande (FCTUC / CES), Paulo Catrica (UNL), and Rita Castro Neves (FBAUP).

Simultaneously, the exhibition 'The Idea of Álvaro Siza' is presented, bringing together the photographic work developed by Mark Durden and João Leal around two of Siza's paradigmatic buildings, namely the Carlos Ramos Pavilion and the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto, resulting in the publication of the first of three volumes in the 'scopionewspaper journal The Idea of Álvaro Siza' collection.

Programa

15th september, Auditório Fernando Távora

Opening remarks 


9h30 - 10h00 | Teresa Calix [subdirector of FAUP], Pedro Leão Neto [arquiteto, FAUP]

PANEL #01 | Chair: Hugh Campbell, Teresa Ferreira

10h00 - 10h15 | Presentation 1 | Birgit Schilke Hammer/Leonie Bunte
Changing the Image: Photographic Investigations on the Anonymous Modern, West Germany 1970-1989

10h15 - 10h30 | Presentation 2: Giulio Galasso  [visual essays]

10h30 - 11h00 | Interval

11h00 - 11h15 | Presentation 3: Jasna Galjer
Ways of seeing architecture and landscape in the voids of presence. The case of a health resort on the Adriatic coast of Croatia

11h15 - 11h30 | Presentation 4: Julia Maria Bezerra de Fabbrian

11h30 - 12h00 | Roundtable discussion

PANEL #02 | Chair: Igea Troiani, Mark Durden

12h15 - 12h30 | Presentation 6: Williams, Sao Paolo

12h30 - 12h45 | Presentation 7: Sotiria Alexiadou
Colonas Unclaiming the natural waterfront landscape: Thessaloniki's manmade east waterfront

12h45 - 13h00 Presentation 8: Lars Rolfsted Mortensen  [visual essays]
The Infrastructural Sublime Marvel, apprehension, and environmental awareness in the encounter of dams

13h00- 14h00 | Lunch Break

14h00 - 14h15 | Presentation 9: Joao Gadelho Noves Tavares
Foz Velha. The creation of an image of permanencies and transformations

14h15 - 14h45 Roundtable discussion

PANEL #03| Chair: João Leal, Rikke Munck Petersen

14h45 - 15h00 | Presentation 10: Ciro Miguel

15h15 - 15h30 | Presentation 11: Corné Strootman

15h30 - 16h00 | Interval

16h15 - 16h30 | Presentation 12: Millicent Gunneren  [visual essays]
Walking the Table : Caring-with landscape

16h30 - 16h45 | Presentation 12: Tonia Carless [visual essays]
Unsettling in Norrlands

16h45 - 17h15 | Roundtable discussion

17h30 - 19h00 | Pavilhão Carlos Ramos | Opening and visit to the Exhibition 'The Idea of Álvaro Siza' | Port Wine reception | Ocean Swimming Pool Launch - scopionewspaper journal collection

16th September, Fernando Távora Auditorium

PANEL #4 | Chair: Olívia Marques da Silva

10h00 - 10h20 | Open Call | Sophia Journal Landscapes of Care Vol. 9 - Maria Neto

10h20 - 10h50 | Invited speaker - Nuno Grande
Presentation of the book 'Another Approach on the Works of Álvaro Siza'

10h50 - 11h20 | Moderator - Olívia Marques da Silva
Presentation of the scopionewspaper collection 'The Idea of Álvaro Siza'

11h20 - 11h30 | Interval

11h30 - 13h30 | Chair / moderator - Olívia Marques da Silva
Opening the discussion focused on documentary artistic publications about architecture
Invited speakers - Nuno Grande, Paula Catrica, Rita Castro Neves
Authors: João Leal, Mark Durden and Pedro Leão Neto


Team

Scientific Committee 
Antonio Da Silva, Alexandra Trevisan (ESAP/CEAA), Andreia Garcia (UBI / CIAUD), Carlos Lobo (EA.UCP), Cristina Gaston Guirao (ETSAB, UPC), Davide Deriu (Uni of Westminster), Eduardo Fernandes (EAUM), Finola O'Kane (UCD), Francisco Ferreira (EAUM), Gary Boyd (QUB / NBE), Gul Kacmaz (Queens University), Hamed Khosravi, Inaki Bergara (Arquitectura / Unizar), Inês Moreira (EAUM), Jesus Vassallo (Rice University), Jose Angel Hidalgo Arellano, Luís Urbano (FAUP/ CEAU)

, Louis D'Arcy-Reed, Olivia Marques da Silva Silva (P.PORTO / ESMAD), Martin Søberg (KADK), Paulo Catrica (UNL), Pedro Freitas (CEAU / FAUP), Peter Sealy (Uni of Toronto), Tiago Cruz (CEAU / FAUP), Tordis Berstrand, Wes Aelbrecht (Cardiff University)

Conference team
Ana Miriam Rebelo, Sara Masi
Graphic Design, infographics, social media
Né Santelmo, Artur Leão

Informal dinner | 15 set.

So that everyone can be at the same place for the official dinner we are organising for the conference on the 15th September at 20h30 a restaurant - Cozinha da Amélia - that is very near FAUP and has a large 2nd floor room that can accommodate several dozens of us has been chosen.

Thus, everyone is invited to join us, at their own expense, at this restaurant, so we can meet all informally. So that we give an idea to the restaurant of how many people are going, could you please register for Dinner: info.sophiajournal@arq.up.pt.

Cozinha da Amélia

Rua do Campo Alegre, 747
Porto

Museums + Galleries | Porto

We are also making a list for suggestion of different tours, events or visiting museum & exhibitions for those who are still here on Sunday 17th. [+ info]

Program and Book of abstracts


+ info

Sophia Journal

Grupo de investigação 'Arquitectura, Arte e Imagem — AAI'  CEAU.FAUP

SCOPIO Network


The session will be held in English, without translation.
Program subject to changes (without prior notice).
This event may be recorded and shared by FAUP through photography and video.

FAUP does not issue statements of attendance or online participation in the event.

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