The fifth edition of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale is out, after a careful evaluation of the 48 applications received from 16 countries. The French architect Éric Lapierre developed an inclusive and expanded program based on theoretical and practical activities of educators and researchers together with the team members Sébastien Marot, Mariabruna Fabrizi, Fosco Lucarelli, Ambra Fabi, Giovanni Piovene, Laurent Esmilaire and Tristan Chadney.
Since 2007, Lisbon Architecture Triennale has been developing its mission as a non-profit organization fostering debate, thinking and practice in Architecture. The chairman João Mateus mentioned that instead of producing catalogues, the aim is to produce books with the knowledge, which can be understandable and shareable by everyone and not just architects.
The program propose five main exhibitions; Economy of Means curated by Éric Lapierre is an aesthetic and design tool for results imagination and evaluation, Agriculture and Architecture: Talking the Country’s Side curated by Sébastien Marot aims to learn from agriculture scientist, activists and designers who have explored the hypothesis of a future of energy descent and its consequences for the redesign and maintain of living territories.
Inner Space is a part of an ongoing project by Mariabruna Fabrizi and Fosco Lucarelli, which identifies how architectural imagination is capable of nourishing other disciplines from art to video games, virtual reality, comic books and forensic investigation to be experienced and defined as a human ability which partly relies on a collective process.
Ambra Fabi and Giovanni Piovene’s question What is Ornament? for opening different angles of inquiry instead of calling for definitive answers and in such way blueing boundaries among disciplines and finally Natural Beauty curated by Laurent Esmilaire and Tristan Chadney gathers student project from the Lisbon Triennale Millennium bop Universities Award competition and works from architects from the 13th century to the present day.
More than ever before, The Poetics of Reason stands as a condition to define an architecture for our contemporary ordinary condition. As a result of massification of construction, such a condition implies that everybody is entitled to understand architecture without a specific background in the field.
At the her 88th birthday Denise Scott Brown was awarded with the Lifetime Achievement Award, based on criteria of excellence in the contribution to architecture as hers is one of the indispensable voices in 20th century architecture.