Lisbon Architecture Triennale
Campo Santa Clara 143, 1100-474 Lisbon, Portugal, Lisbon, Portugal
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 is carrying out the "Intervalo" programme of events while preparing for its third edition, "Close, Closer". The Lisbon Architecture Triennale (2007 and 2010) was distinguished with the High Patronage of His Excellency the President of the Portuguese Republic and in 2010, it was also awarded the status of Cultural Interest by the Ministry of Culture. Close, Closer, the third edition of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale examines the political, technological, emotional, institutional, and critical forms of global spatial practice. Led by chief curator Beatrice Galilee and curators José Esparza, Mariana Pestana, and Liam Young, the Triennale will provide a platform for emerging practitioners and protagonists whose work and interests are far from a traditional client-architect model. The exhibitions, conferences, talks, and fringe events organised by the curatorial team should introduce to the public, and a new generation of architects, this expansive and often unchartered field.