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INSTITUTO
Yearbook’19
by COCI studio, Colectivos Pláka, Dédalo, Frederico Vicente, Ibiye Camp, Izabel Barboni, Joana Azevedo, João Gameiro, José Guerra, José Lobo Almeida, Marina Otero Verzier, Miguel Januário, oitoo, Paulo Moreira, Paulo Palma, Still I Rise, Teresa Justo Sant

As you walk through the almost hidden doorway at number 44 on the busy Rua dos Clérigos in Porto, it’s easy to forget that you’re just a short distance away from some of the city’s main monuments and landmarks, such as Clérigos Tower, Avenida dos Aliados and São Bento Station. A long, decaying corridor leads to an open courtyard inside the block. Between sky-blue walls, a glazed door opens up at the back, taking us into a refurbished warehouse, which, like much of Porto’s built heritage, had lain abandoned for several decades. INSTITUTO is the result of a project to breathe new life into this old warehouse. In 2018, the building was restored by Paulo Moreira architectures, which opened a studio in the building and created INSTITUTO as an interdisciplinary extension of their practice. INSTITUTO has organised talks, exhibitions, workshops and residencies with national and international individuals and collectives. The publication Yearbook’19 is the first in a collection which collates the events and activities held here. The content presents a selection of contributions from authors working in different fields organised into four chapters — Discussing Cities & Territories; Sharing Architecture & Spatial Practices; Tackling the Social & Political and Escaping the Institution. Rather than cementing ideas and discourses, this collection seeks to imagine opportunities for our collective future.

 

Bio Paulo Moreira is a Porto-based architect and researcher. He graduated from the Faculty of Architecture, University of Porto (Portugal), having studied also at the Accademia di architettura, in Mendrisio (Switzerland). He received his PhD from London Metropolitan University in 2018 (where he concluded a Master, with Distinction, in 2009). On the same year, he founded the INSTITUTO, a focal point for different forms of cultural expression, located in the heart of Porto. Paulo is deeply engaged in developing architectural and cultural projects, notably in contexts of urban conflict and social deprivation.

Softcover, stitched, 148x210mm, 128 pages, Portuguese + English, Print run 250 copies

Title INSTITUTO - Anuário’19 / INSTITUTO - Yearbook’19
Authors COCI studio, Colectivos Pláka, Dédalo, Frederico Vicente, Ibiye Camp, Izabel Barboni, Joana Azevedo, João Gameiro, José Guerra, José Lobo Almeida, Marina Otero Verzier, Miguel Januário, oitoo, Paulo Moreira, Paulo Palma, Still I Rise, Teresa Justo Santos
Editor Paulo Moreira