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Porto Brutalista
by Pedro Baía, Magda Seifert, Ben Highmore, Tiago Lopes Dias, Alexandra Areia, Pedro Treno, Francisco Ascensão and Luca Bosco

This book, published by Circo de ideias and edited by Pedro Baía and Magda Seifert, brings together a selection of 20 works situated in Porto, Gaia and Matosinhos, which aims to propose new ways of interpreting an architecture produced with constructive and material affinities associated with Brutalism. The editorial and research project allowed the development of different levels of critical approach to the object of study. Álvaro Siza talked about Brutalism and certain questions that arose during the project. Ben Highmore visited some of the selected works and wrote an essay from a cultural perspective. Tiago Lopes Dias and Alexandra Areia wrote essays using 10 works selected in each century. Pedro Treno focused on each of the 20 works and wrote small critical framework texts. Francisco Ascensão and Luca Bosco presented a photo reportage on the 20 works, according to a sensibility arising from the Brutalist language.

 

Bio Magda Seifert (b.1980) is an architect (EUAC, 2006) based in Porto. She is currently Vice-Director of Porto Design Biennale and part of the esad—idea team, research in Design and Art. Between 2014 and 2016, she collaborated with the Canadian Center for Architecture Álvaro Siza’s archive transfer to this institution. In 2015-17, with Luís Tavares Pereira and Bruno Baldaia, she commissioned the 5th edition of Habitar Portugal. She is the co-founder and co-director of Circo de Ideias, a cultural association where she coordinates, since 2008, several book editions, conferences and exhibition projects. Pedro Baía (b.1980) is currently postdoctoral researcher at Lab2PT – Landscape, Heritage and Territory Laboratory from Minho University with the research project «Team Ten Farwest: Critical Revision of the Modern Movement in Portugal and Spain, 1951-1981». He is an architect graduated from the Architecture Department of Coimbra University (2005), where he presented in 2014 his doctoral thesis «From Broadcast to Reception: Reflections of Team 10 in the Portuguese Architectural Culture 1951-1981». He is co-founder and co-director of Circo de Ideias, a cultural association where he coordinates, since 2008, several book editions, conferences and exhibition projects.

 

2019, Softcover, 150×220mm, 300 pages, Portuguese + English

Title Porto Brutalista

Authors Ben Highmore, Tiago Lopes Dias, Alexandra Areia, Pedro Treno

Editors Pedro Baía, Magda Seifert Design Rita Castilho, Bárbara Nogueira

ISBN 978-989-54636-0-2