In the scope of Guimarães 2012 European Capital of Culture, the Fundação Cidade de Guimarães, Família Fernando Távora, Associação Casa da Arquitectura and Fundação Instituto Marques da Silva present, between the 17th of November 2012 and the 15th February 2013, the project Fernando Távora Permanent Modernity, coordinated by the Architect Álvaro Siza. This initiative will gather a number of events, from which we point out the Exhibition, the Conferences, the Guided Tours, the Exhibition Catalogue and the publication of the facsimile “On Board” Diary.
Fernando Távora Permanent Modernity is an exhibition on the Architect Fernando Távora work, which, far from being monographic or anthological секс, intends to give us a transversal reading on the insisting relation between that work and the teaching practice, while being an Architecture Professor.
Thus, it is a collection of documents, some in the scope of drawing and Architecture photography, some in the documental scope of the existing records of his classes, conferences, field trips. The final goal aims to including all documentation in a whole with legible coherence, in such a natural way as it was collected throughout life.
This whole does not seek, as referred, to gather the immensity and complexity of Fernando Távora’s work and thought, but rather focus on the pedagogic character of that same work ad though. Aims to exploiting in what circumstances the architecture practice and the teaching one contaminate each other, where do they meet each other.
Informations and booking to Conferences, Guided Tours and Publications: casadaarquitectura.pt.
Fernando Távora, sketch, drawing studio of the School of Architecture of the University of Minho
Fundação Cidade de Guimarães
Project Programmed by the Thought Area of Guimarães 2012 European Capital of Culture
Programmer: João Serra
Coordinator: Álvaro Siza
Exhibition Commissioner: José António Bandeirinha
Conference Comissioner: Alexandre Alves Costa
Assistant Comissioner: Gonçalo Canto Moniz, Carlos Martins.
Collaboration: Rui Aristides, Vânia Saraiva, Rosa Bandeirinha e Benedita Sequeira Pinto
Expository Project: João Mendes Ribeiro com Catarina Fortuna e Joana Brandão
Graphic Design: FBA.
Realização de Catarina Alves Costa (realization of)
Guião de José António Bandeirinha (script of)
Classes Videos: OASRN e FAUP
Techical Support: Conceição Pratas e Ana Ramos (FIMS)
Production: Associação Casa da Arquitectura
Fundação Cidade de Guimarães
Família Fernando Távora
Associação Casa da Arquitectura
Fundação Instituto Arquitecto José
Marques da Silva
Colégio da Artes da Universidade de Coimbra
Departamento de Arquitectura da Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra
Escola de Arquitectura da Universidade do Minho
Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade do Porto
Ordem dos Arquitectos – Secção Regional do Norte
Direcção Regional de Cultura do Norte
MDS – Correctores de Seguros