Department of Architecture and Design Lecture Series 2023-24 | “Fiction and Fabrication”



This lecture unravels the symbiotic relationship between fiction and fabrication in the context of architectural design.

Architecture and Design Programme | 2023-24 Public Lectures

Man-Machine Made

The Department of Architecture and Design (DAD) of USJ announces its series of public lectures for the academic year 2023-24, inviting students, architects, designers and other curious viewers from around the world to join the school’s dialogue. The lecture series will stage public conversations with speakers from across the architecture and design disciplines with the theme “Man-Machine Made”, a collaborative endeavour of technologic and analogue processes of making.

We will explore the modus operandi of designers and researchers that gravitate on the boundaries of architecture, design and public arts, seeking alternative for interaction with the city. We will highlight DAD’s commitment to experimental work at the edge of the discipline with a range of Macau’s and international contemporary practices to outline propositions for alternative forms of design.

About the Talk

Filipa Frois Almeida will explore the intersection between architectural design, photography, arts, and fabrication processes with the topic “Fiction and Fabrication.” This presentation unravels the symbiotic relationship between fiction and fabrication in the context of architectural design. Almeida’s expertise as an architect and photographer will guide the audience through an array of projects, showcasing how the fusion of narrative-driven concepts and innovative fabrication techniques can redefine the boundaries of architectural expression.

About the Speaker

Filipa Frois Almeida (Portugal)

Filipa Frois Almeida is an architect and photographer. She is the founder of FAHR 021.3®, an internationally awarded creative and experimental studio, which (un)focuses its work between Art and Architecture. She has been distinguished internationally for a set of projects.  She is also founder of other projects in the field of architectural intervention in the landscape. In 2014 is the founder of the collective HODOS, which aims to enhance walking routes by offering a sensitive experience throughout the journey with art and architecture interventions. In 2018 and 2019 takes part of the General coordination,  Programming and Project Management of “Desencaminharte’18, Arte Aplicada ao Lugar”, a project to enhance cultural and natural heritage through artistic creativity in public space in Alto Minho, Portugal. In 2022 Filipa finished a master in artistic photography at IPCI presenting a portraits project seeking to explore the boundaries between time and memory.


Date & Time: Wednesday, 7 December 2023, 19:00 (Macao)
Location: USJ Ilha Verde Campus Courtyard

Organised by: Department of Architecture and Design – Faculty of Arts and Humanities USJ

Moderated by: 

Prof. Filipe Afonso, Programme Supervisor | Bachelor of Architectural Studies filipe.afonso@usj.edu.mo

Prof. Filipa Simões, Programme Supervisor | Bachelor of Design Filipa.simoes@usj.edu.mo

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