About us

SCOPIO Network is an independent platform intertwining research group CCRE-FAUP, scopio Editions and Cityscopio Cultural Association. It intends to support diverse forums and editorial initiatives, ideas, projects, competitions and workshops related to our photography research and editorial agendas.

SCOPIO Network aims to hold the interest of different people and research coming from various groups, institutions and fields of study with an interest on art and documentary photography in regards to its conception as an instrument to question Architecture, City and Territory universe.

This means understanding Architecture as an extended discipline and practice with an interest, on one side, in the real space and its experiences, exploring new spatial forms and architectural codes, and on the other side, in how architecture operates within larger systems: socio-cultural, technical, and historical.

We intend, with this strategy, to promote the awareness and reflection upon art and documentary photography in regards to its conception as an instrument to question Architecture, City and Territory universe. This means understanding Architecture as an extended discipline and practice with an interest, on one side, in the real space and its experiences, exploring new spatial forms and architectural codes, and on the other side, in how architecture operates within larger systems: socio-cultural, technical, and historical.

Our main goals are:

1) to encourage the development of knowledge on art and documentary photography and architectural culture, cooperating with national and international research groups, policy makers and creative communities;

2) to promote knowledge transfer, transdisciplinarity, participatory live events or other activities.

 

NEWS
In this section we will be giving you the latest briefs on diverse events, projects and works related to architecture, art and documentary photography practice and research. This can mean announcing the work of knew photographers, interesting books and photo-books, exhibitions, workshops, courses, conferences and other similar events or actions.

 

REVIEWS
In this section we will be reviewing diverse types of work (PROJECTS, BOOKS, EVENTS) related to contemporary art and documentary photography with the objective of promoting the awareness and reflection upon photography in regards to its conception as an instrument to question Architecture, understood as an extended discipline and practice with an interest, on one side, in the real space and its experiences, exploring new spatial forms and architectural codes, and on the other side, in how architecture operates within larger systems: socio-cultural, technical, and historical.

 

INTERVIEWS
In this section we will be interviewing both new and known photographers trying to communicate diverse processes of decision-making and different strategies of work that can be seen in contemporary photography. Authors will be invited to explain to us how each photographic project is a combination of conscious and intuitive decisions and how the context of the work has influenced their ideas and intentions. Finally, we will be asking about the most significant influences, personal research interests, contemporary challenges for young photographers and other similar subjects that may be of interest.

 

ART/PUBLIC SPACE

In this section we will be giving you the latest news on exhibitions organized by scopio Network and on other events, projects and works related to Contemporary Art and Public Space. These can be performances, talks by artists, architects and citizens at large about the value of public art and how it brings new ways to understand, perceive and act on the city that surrounds us. Young artists works and exhibitions will be presented showing how these are challenging art by situating it on non-art contexts or transforming the traditional exhibition places.

 

GALLERY
In this section we will be giving you the oppurtunity to review diverse events, projects and works related to architecture, art and documentary photography practice and research. In this Gallery you will find a database work of knew photographers, interesting books and photo-books, exhibitions, workshops, courses, conferences and other similar events or actions, that was already anounced in other sections. The search for events or other items can be made by date or key-words.

 

EVENTS

In this section we will be announcing the cultural agenda highlighting the most significant events related to related to architecture, art and documentary photography practice and research. These can take place in the city, in the country, or at international level.

 

 

EDITORIAL COORDINATOR

Pedro Leão Neto
is the founder and editorial coordinator of SCOPIO Network. He is also Coordinator of scopio Editorial Line, scopio Magazine and CCRE research group in the School of Architecture in Porto University where he is senior lecturer in Photography and CAAD courses. He has been responsible for organizing several conferences, exhibitions and workshops as the second edition of the International Seminar "On the surface: Public Space and Architectural Images in Debate" 2012.

 

EDITORIAL ASSISTANT

Maria Neto (2015-2016)

 

EDITORIAL COLABORATOR

Andreia Alves de Oliveira

Diana Carvalho

Paula Camilo

 

PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT

Bruno Moreira
Jorge Ferreira

 

EDITORS

Ângela Ferreira
Gabriela Vaz Pinheiro
Susana Ventura

 

COLLABORATORS

Ana Martins (2016)

Maria Joana Vilela (Editirail - 2014)

Frederico Soares Campos (2010 /2013)

Tiago Casanova - co-fundador do projecto scopio magazine (2010 /2013)

 

STUDENTS COLLABORATORS

Pedro Costa (2014)

Giada Leone (2014)

Matteo Losurdo (2014)

 

PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP

Hugo Oliveira (2014/2015)

 

TRAINEESHIP

Carolina Assunção (2015)

Sofia Augusto (2016)

 

EDITORIAL AND ADVISORY BOARD

CCRE: Centro de Comunicação e Representação Espacial

Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade do Porto

Via Panorâmica S/N, 4150-755

Porto, Portugal

ccre.arq.up@gmail.com

Tel : +351 226 057 100

Fax: +351 226 057 199

http://www.ceau.arq.up.pt/grupo.asp?id=2

 

PUBLISHED AUTHORS

scopio Magazine

Alexandre Delmar

André Cepeda

Andrzej Maciejewski

Beatrice Galilee

Carlos Lobo

Ema Ribeiro

Eszter Steierhoffer

Filip Dujardin

Gonçalo Dias e Ângela Frias

Hélène Binet

Mariana Pestana

Maroš Krivý

Miguel Pinho

Paulo Catrica

Pedro Bandeira

Rui Neto

Susana Ventura

Tiago Casanova

Virgílio Ferreira

 

Projects

Topografias a Norte

Álvaro Domingues

Marta Ferreira

Olívia da Silva

Paulo Catrica

Pedro Leão Neto

Sérgio Rolando

 

Being and becoming

Pedro Leão Neto

Tim Clark

Virgílio Ferreira

Vergílio Borges Pereira

 

Contests

Visual Narratives

Bruno Carnide

Bruno Moreira

Cátia Biscaia
 
Cláudio Reis
 
Jacopo Feslikenian
 
Nelson Miranda
 
Pedro Leão Neto
 
Raquel Nunes
 
Sacha Mendozza
 
Susana Ventura
 
Victoria Burgos

 

COPYRIGHT

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All photographs presented are the sole property of the contributing artist unless otherwise noted.
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