Conference Cycle: 3rd Act – Please Share!
3rd February - 17th March 2018, Casa da Arquitectura, Matosinhos, Portugal
DATE: 3/2/2018
"Contamination between different fields of knowledge is at the origin of new cultural boundaries.
There is a growing need for dialogue among the various fields that contribute to the making of our society. It is necessary to stoke the debate concerning the problems of the new cities, the new places of sharing, where architecture plays a fundamental role.

It is necessary to reconsider the professional role of the architect and to regard architecture as a tool with which to face the social problems inherent to contemporary project culture. To find other ways of designing good spatial organisation we must be open and willing to broaden our knowledge about the role of architecture and the potential of the architect.

Broadening the horizons of knowledge brings about a total and inevitable openness, a complete willingness to learn, to convey, to share in a single debate laboratory.

The third act INFLUENCE of the program Please Share!, curated by Roberto Cremascoli, brings together the specific fields of CURATORSHIP, EDITING, PHOTOGRAPHY, CITY/LANDSCAPE CULTURE, CINEMA, COMMUNICATION, ECONOMY, ONLINE PLATFORMS in a series of presentations spread throughout Casa da Arquitectura’s inaugural program.
National and international experts are called upon to intervene on the influence of their specific fields in the context of Architecture.
CURATORSHIP and EDITING, two areas that intersect within the architectural panorama, are the first ones to arrive at the PLEASE SHARE INFLUENCE programming lab!
In recent years, curators and editors have been the great thinkers on the architect’s role in society. Biennials, triennials and international exhibitions are increasingly the places where new challenges, created by the multiplication of the problems that the planned city raises, are addressed and reflected upon. It is not possible to face these problems without involving other fields of knowledge and, generally, the citizens themselves."

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