On Saturday the 6th of December I will deliver a lecture with the title “The Architect and the Grassroots: Álvaro Siza and the SAAL Process in Post-revolutionary Portugal” at the Stroom in The Hague (Location: Hogewal 1-9).
This lecture is part of the opening event of the Ângela Ferreira’s exhibition “Revolutionary Traces”.
More info about this event and the exhibition can be found here:
The lecture starts at 16:00.
Call for Papers Footprint#17: The ‘Bread & Butter’ of Architecture. Investigating Everyday Practices
The issue #17 of Footprint will be dedicated to “The 'Bread and Butter' of Architecture.” This issue will be edited by myself and Ricardo Agarez. With this issue we want to reassess the significance of the architecture of ‘bread & butter’ in the dissemination and hampering of architectural trends, and of the architectural culture within institutions and agencies. We welcome papers exploring theoretical frameworks, research methods and analytical instruments that project the disciplinary focus further than the work of the ‘prime mover’, discussing the relevance of ‘salaried’ architects and institutional agency in shaping the spatial and social practices of the everyday.
The full papers will be subjected to a double blind peer-review process. Shorter papers (‘review articles’ of 2000-4000 words) focusing on case studies can be submitted for a pre-review selection by the editors. In this case the authors of review articles should contact the editors with a short summary of their proposals in advance of the official deadline for complete papers.
Please communicate with the editors of this issue via the emails email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org, and copy the message to email@example.com.
The deadline for complete papers is 26 January 2015.
On the 15th November 2014, I will participate in the International Colloquium 74-14 | SAAL and the Architecture#. In this colloquium I will deliver a talk with the title “Freedom to Build? Self-Help and Incremental Growth in the Politics of Housing in Post-Revolutionary Portugal”.
My lecture will be included in the section #Inclusive Architecture, whose scope the organizers define as follows:
[This] “section will reflect on how SAAL came to focus on opportunities for socially enrooting the idea of housing in urban areas with on the right to the city. The process of the residents’ movement in the 1970s in Portugal, particularly involving the SAAL process, represents a rich historical moment in building a more inclusive idea of the city – involving the poorest residents, on one hand, and enabling these communities to have access to building their own idea of the city, on the other. How can we draw parallels with contemporary global reality?”