Triennale 2016 Curators

Triennale 2016 Curators

André Tavares and Diogo Seixas Lopes are the chief curators of the 4th Lisbon Architecture Triennale in 2016. Watch the interview with President José Mateus.


For 2016 the Curatorial Board shall be taken by the duo of architects, André Tavares and Diogo Seixas Lopes, residing respectively in Porto and Lisbon, and present directors of the Architects Journal (JA). The excellence of the activity of both the academic field (both PhDs ) in editorial, curatorial projects, design of buildings (for DSL ) , as well as the extreme demand and critical incisiveness ensure the means for the Triennale to take high requirement that arises in this 4th edition.

The Lisbon Architecture Triennale is a non-profit association whose mission is to research, foster and promote architectural thinking and practice. It holds a major forum every three years for the debate, discussion and dissemination of architecture across geographic and disciplinary boundaries. The first Triennale, “Urban Voids” took place in 2007 with a programme of international exhibitions, competitions and conferences drawing 52,000 visitors and participants. In 2010, its second edition “Let’s Talk About Houses” consolidated the Triennale’s presence in the circuit of events devoted to architecture with an estimated 154,000 attendees. Now, from its new headquarters in the Sinel de Cordes Palace, where a creative cluster is being established, the Triennale organizes as well “Intervalo”, a programme which happens between each edition of the Triennale event.

The Lisbon Architecture Triennale was distinguished in its three editions (2007,  2010 and 2013) with the High Patronage of His Excellency the President of the Portuguese Republic and since 2010, it was also awarded the status of Cultural Interest by the Ministry of Culture.

Arte Institute interviewed the Lisbon Architecture Triennale President José Mateus.  Watch the interview!

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