PARALLEL PROGRAM

INFLUENCE

3rd ACT – PLEASE SHARE!

By Roberto Cremascoli

 

Contamination between different fields of knowledge is at the origin of new cultural boundaries.

There is a growing need for dialogue among the various fields that contribute to the making of our society. It is necessary to stoke the debate concerning the problems of the new cities, the new places of sharing, where architecture plays a fundamental role.

 

It is necessary to reconsider the professional role of the architect and to regard architecture as a tool with which to face the social problems inherent to contemporary project culture. To find other ways of designing good spatial organisation we must be open and willing to broaden our knowledge about the role of architecture and the potential of the architect.

 

Broadening the horizons of knowledge brings about a total and inevitable openness, a complete willingness to learn, to convey, to share in a single debate laboratory.

 

The third act INFLUENCE of the program Please Share!, curated by Roberto Cremascoli, brings together the specific fields of CURATORSHIP, EDITING, PHOTOGRAPHY, CITY/LANDSCAPE CULTURE, CINEMA, COMMUNICATION, ECONOMY, ONLINE PLATFORMS in a series of presentations spread throughout Casa da Arquitectura’s inaugural program.

National and international experts are called upon to intervene on the influence of their specific fields in the context of Architecture.

CURATORSHIP and EDITING, two areas that intersect within the architectural panorama, are the first ones to arrive at the PLEASE SHARE INFLUENCE programming lab!

In recent years, curators and editors have been the great thinkers on the architect’s role in society. Biennials, triennials and international exhibitions are increasingly the places where new challenges, created by the multiplication of the problems that the planned city raises, are addressed and reflected upon. It is not possible to face these problems without involving other fields of knowledge and, generally, the citizens themselves.

 

Curators and editors throughout the world are to be thanked for the themes here proposed.

 

Roberto Cremascoli

Architect, curator, editor.

He is co-founder of the COR Arquitectos (Cremascoli Okumura Rodrigues) office in Porto. His highlights in the field of architecture are the renovation of the Grande Hotel do Porto and the NAC – Núcleo de Arte Contemporânea (Contemporary Art Nucleus) in the Resin Factory of Marinha Grande and curating Porto Poetic in the Triennial of Milan (2013), and of Álvaro Siza, Inside the human being at Rovereto’s MART Museum (2014). In Rome (2016), he was the scientific officer for the exhibition Álvaro Siza, Sacro, at MAXXI, and co-curator of the exhibition Álvaro Siza in Italia – Il Grand Tour 1976-2016, at the National Academy of San Luca. Still in 2016, he was curator, with Maria Milano, of the Portuguese representation in the XXI Triennial of Milan, with the project Objects after Objects, and in the XV Biennial of Architecture of Venice, with Nuno Grande, with the project Neighborhood, Where Alvaro meets Aldo.