A Casa e o Mundo
Luísa Sol & Ana Teresa Ascensão

The notion of Unhomely developed by Homi K. Bhabha describes the dissolution between the space of the Home and the space of the World, resulting from the gradual displacement brought about by the changing social, economic, political, technological and urban dynamics of the modern and postmodern era. Unhomely is associated with a relocation and redefinition of the Home and the World, a dislocation that makes its boundaries more versatile and ambiguous, also increasing the vulnerability of both the Home and the World.

Taking into consideration this permeability and the aforementioned assumptions, this book is the result of a conversation between architect Manuel Aires Mateus, psychoanalyst Vasco Santos and the two members of the art project Musa paradisiaca, which took place at the EDP headquarters building on September 23, 2017. The event was part of the Open House Lisbon/ Lisbon Architecture Triennal.
The book includes the essays ‘A Casa e o Mundo’ by Luísa Sol and the Portuguese version of the ‘The World and The Home’, by Homi K. Bhabha.

Bio Luísa Sol, PhD Architect and researcher, obtained her BA on architecture and her PhD, from the Faculty of Architecture – University of Lisbon. She worked as an architect at Triptyque Arquitetos (São Paulo, Brazil) and at Aires Mateus & Associados (Lisbon).
As researcher, she explores the city and domesticity by assessing the repercussions of architecture on audiovisual representations and vice-versa.

Ana Teresa Ascensão is a graphic and digital designer. She runs ATA Design ( as a platform from where she develops experimental work for cultural institutions and art projects. She has a BA in Graphic Design from the University of Lisbon’s School of Fine Arts and a MA on Communication and Arts from Lisbon New University. She also teaches Design Project at the School of Art and Design.

80 pages 15,5cm×22cm. Soft Cover, 1st Edition: 500 copies, December 2018

Authors Luísa Sol (Edition and Content) & Ana Teresa Ascensão (Edition and Design) based on a conversation with the Architect Manuel Aires Mateus, the Psychoanalist Vasco Santos and the artistic project Musa Paradisiaca. Followed by the portuguese translation of Homi K. Bhabha's "The World and the Home".
Location Lisbon, Portugal
Editors Luísa Sol & Ana Teresa Ascensão
Publisher LATA edições (independent edition)
ISBN 978-989-20-9083-2