Title        Porto Academy '13
Place        Porto, Portugal
Period        July 2013
Societies        Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade do Porto and Indexnewspaper

        living the passion for architecture and enjoying intellectual freedom

Porto Academy is the result of an enormous passion for architecture as a discipline. We admire the figures that dream about it, who build, study and promote it. We believe that practice - as an exercise of the architect’s profession - is central to the future of the discipline, and therefore one of the reasons why we’ve founded Porto Academy.

For a week period, one lives the passion for the discipline of architecture and enjoys intellectual freedom. Porto Academy promotes an exhaustive program lived with an enormous intensity. It is an experience that involves conferences, visits and classes, in addition to the experience of living in a new city and getting to know people from heterogeneous contexts, with whom one will almost certainly generate productive discussions and build new friendships. Here we seek to dilute borders and bringing people together. Porto Academy doesn’t pretend to be an institution. To us Porto Academy is a compliment to the school. (Text Amélia Brandão Costa and Rodrigo da Costa Lima)

On the summer of 2013 Indexnewspaper organized a summer school named Porto Academy at Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto (FAUP). Porto Academy consisted on a workshop with Anne Holtrop, Camilo Rebelo, Go Hasegawa, João Pedro Serôdio (Serôdio Furtado), Johan Anrys (51N4E), Nuno Brandão Costa, Pascal Flammer, Pier Paolo Tamburelli (Baukuh), Raphael Zuber and Thomas Raynaud (Building building). It also included ten lectures from those architects plus five master classes from truly legendary guest architects: Alexandre Alves Costa (Atelier 15), Álvaro Siza, Eduardo Souto de Moura, Marcos Acayaba and Milton Braga (MMBB), exposing thoughts about Porto and Paulista Schools. (Text and photos Porto Academy)

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︎ Porto Academy '13 Website
︎ Pascal Flammer Booklet