XXI Triennale di Milano. Objects After Objects
Pedro Rogado is representing Portugal's "New Practices in Architecture" at the exhibition "Objects After Objects", commissioned by José Bártolo, under the curatorship of Roberto Cremascoli and Maria Milano.
"In the section Novas Práticas em Arquitetura [New New Practices in Architecture] , we present ten exemples of emerging Portuguese architecture, corresponding to ten different project practices committed to the real world and operating within a context between architecture, and social and performative intervention.
We need to reconsider the architect’s professional role, and to consider architecture as a tool to tackle social issues linked to contemporary project-related culture. To try to come up with another way of developing architecture, we have to be available , open to broadening our knowledge on the role of architecture, and on the architect’s potentialities.
The following invited architects will be present in the available spaces: Atelier JQTS/João Quintela and Tim Simon; Ateliermob/Tiago Saraiva and Andreia Salavessa; Bernardo Rodrigues; CAN RAN/Catarina Almada Negreiros and Rita Almada Negreiros; FAHR 021.3/Filipa Almeida and Hugo Reis; Moradavaga/Pedro Cavaco Leitão and Manfred Eccli; Nuno Abrantes; Pedro Bandeira; Pedro Rogado; SAMI Arquitectos/Inês Vieira da Silva and Miguel Vieira.
And they have been invited for the characteristics that differentiate them, and for others they have in common. These are all used to working in emergency situations, and with few resources, be it a house, a housing development, or a temporary intervention. Working with waste, with leftovers, making everything from nothing!
The return to participative projects those practices involving open work — so often used in the 1960s to solve demographic or energy-related issues, or simply to lend an ear to people and share with them a common project — must not be a passing fad, such as chic favelas that pop up in museums here and there and in magazines, as politically correct developments, without achieving the main goal.
We need to put into practice and to promote the end of zoning, the end of the city divided according to specific functions or different classes, once again thinking the Architettura della Città as a laboratory for improving the quality of life of the individuals living there.
As part of the Portuguese participation at the XXI Triennale International Exhibition Milan 2016, the New Practices in Architecture exhibition module will be presented at Leonardo da Vinci National Science and Technology Museum."