Taking place at the Lisbon Architecture Triennale headquarters from July 16-21, the ‘CRITICAL: Lisbon’ workshop is dedicated to talking, writing, and publishing critically about architecture. Coordinated by Lev Bratishenko, Frederico Duarte and Becky Quintal (included in the Critical Distance program of Lisbon Architecture Triennale), the event is conceived as a speculative editorial project that confronts the notion that architects and the public operate in ideologically disparate universes by focusing on their common desire to improve the city. More information on the workshop after the break.
Taking the city of Lisbon as the working ground and inspiration, the workshop will explore the challenges and obstacles architecture critics must face, but also the strategies, tactics and tools they use to tackle them.
Strong and valid commentary on the built environment can take multiple forms and rarely follows a defined rubric. From essays, videos, op-ed pieces, photo slide-shows, interviews with architects and other city players, to walk-though reviews of buildings and current controversies over public spaces, the workshop will explore the many media and messages available to critics today.
This workshop is aimed at students and young professionals interested in architecture, design and urban issues. Applicants should have a desire to craft and broadcast their findings, analysis and opinion to a specific audience, from their peers to the general public. Finding and speaking with those audiences is also the work of a critic.
To register and for more information, please visit here.