Counter-architecture is a collaborative research-project taking place between September of 2020 and January of 2021 — four performative actions, four talks and four debates that will result in a green paper, in the year where Lisbon is the European Green Capital, aimed to think the future of what we call “urbanity”.
Law determines what has and can be limited by the norms by which different human activities are governed. However, there is always a margin for transgression established by the use, in all cultures, which means that “legitimacy”, recognized by most members of a society, does not coincide with strict “legality”. This lends a symbolic character to the law in its spirit or enforcement that the legislator/politician manages, in most cases, accordingly to circumstantial interests. Nevertheless, the creative gesture often moves in that interval, especially in Architecture and the Arts.
maat: stage 1
Performative action with Teatro Praga: Counter-architecture: Control/Transgression (w/ english subtitles)
Videoconference with Neil Leach: The Politics of Space in the Age of Covid-19 ” (in english)
Debate with Idalina Baptista, João Miranda, Lia Vasconcelos, Paulo Carapuça and José Bragança de Miranda [moderator]
Organisation: efabula (Lucinda Correia, Rosa Matias Baptista, Andreia Páscoa, Sara Reis, Marta Rema, Susana Sequeira)