Department of Architecture and Design Lecture Series 2023-24 | “Study on Topologies for Disquiet E(m)bodies”
This lecture will discuss the intricate relation of topologies—physical, conceptual and emotional—that form the backbone of his architecture and public art installations.
Architecture and Design Programme | 2023-24 Public Lectures
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
Hugo Reis invites you to delve into the thought-provoking realm of “Topologies for Disquiet E(m)bodies.” Reis explores the intersection of architectural design, public spaces, and the embodiment of disquieting elements. The lecture will discuss the intricate relation of topologies—physical, conceptual and emotional—that form the backbone of his architecture and public art installations. Reis will share Fahr021.3 studio’s innovative approach to design, emphasizing the creation of spaces that not only serve a functional purpose but also provoke disquiet, challenging conventional notions of use of space.
About the Speaker
Hugo Reis (Portugal)
Hugo Reis is an architect based in Porto – Portugal. He is the founder of FAHR 021.3®, an internationally awarded creative and experimental studio, which (un)focuses its work between Art and Architecture. He has been distinguished internationally for a set of projects that are characterized by their formal and provocative approach such as Hairchitecture (PT), São João Structure (PT), Metamorfose (PT), Eclipse (PT), Nappe (TW) and Nook (TW). In 2018, Serralves Pavilion was presented at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia – PUBLIC WITHOUT RHETORIC. In 2019 he was selected for the 40 under 40 European Design Award, European Center for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies. Since 2020 Hugo is doing his doctoral studies in Cities and Territory, at ISCTE in Lisbon, focusing on cultural-artistic events where art meets urbanism, in small-medium scale cities as a space for (re)enactment.
Date & Time: Wednesday, 7 December 2023, 18:30 (Macao)
Location: USJ Ilha Verde Campus Courtyard
Organised by: Department of Architecture and Design – Faculty of Arts and Humanities USJ
Prof. Filipe Afonso, Programme Supervisor | Bachelor of Architectural Studies firstname.lastname@example.org
Prof. Filipa Simões, Programme Supervisor | Bachelor of Design Filipa.email@example.com