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The current context in which we live is one in which notions of emergency and crises, whether related to climate change, global pandemic, or the major questioning of values at a planetary scale, encourages us to pay more attention to ecological systems. Thinking in ecological terms can facilitate a re-alignement of our thoughts and actions at a scale where these phenomena are observed : the planet as a whole, oceans, air, land… The scale at which our daily lives unfold is being less and less explored, or else reduced to quantitative measures used to feed political and economic logic, reasoning, or agenda.

Would it be worth considering that the human scale also matters when ‘thinking ecologically’? Our hope is that doing so would invite us to take account of qualitative considerations, not only quantitative ones, and to seek wholistic comprehension rather than to be driven by anxiety. Therefore, the challenge of this meeting is the re-scaling of our thoughts at the human scale in order to ‘think ecologically’ for architecture, urbanism and landscapes.

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PhD Seminar – Architecture: Design and Research

Os Departamentos de Arquitectura da Universidade Lusófona de Lisboa e do Porto estão a organizar um seminário de conferências – Arquitectura: Concepção e Investigação – para o presente ano lectivo de 2020-21 do Doutoramento em Arquitectura.


The Architecture Departments of Lusófona University of Lisbon and Oporto are organizing a seminar – Architecture: Design and Research – for the current academic year.


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Arquitectura: Concepção e Investigação
Um dos objectivos do seminário consiste em debater dialéticas entre a prática da arquitectura e a investigação em arquitectura, analisando, com base em percursos autorais consolidados, o tipo de relações que se podem estabelecer entre estes dois domínios profissionais. A investigação arquitetónica fundamenta a prática da arquitetura? E, será a prática do projecto uma base de investigação segura? De onde surge a motivação por assuntos a investigar? O património é um factor comum de estímulo? Existem outros factores? Podemos admitir que existem métodos comuns ou métodos adaptados entre a prática da arquitetura e a investigação? De que forma a sociedade e comunidades específicas podem beneficiar com arquitectura fundamentada em resultados obtidos com a investigação independente?
Propomos a apresentação de um conjunto de conferências de autores arquitectos e investigadores com leituras pertinentes e significativas no domínio do conhecimento científico, propostas metodológicas heterogéneas e relações de disseminação abrangentes e distintivas.

Architecture: Design and Research
One of the objectives for this Architecture: Design and Research Seminar is to debate the dialectics between the practice of architecture and research in architecture, analyzing, based on consolidated author paths, the type of relationships that can be established between these two professional domains. Does architectural research support the practice of architecture? And, is the project’s practice a safe research base? Where does the motivation for investigating issues come from? Is heritage a common stimulus factor? Are there other factors? Can we admit that there are common methods or methods adapted between the practice of architecture and research?
We propose the presentation of a set of conferences held by architects and researchers with relevant and significant readings in the field of scientific knowledge, heterogeneous methodological proposals and wide and distinctive dissemination relationships.