INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AND DRAWING CONTEST (DPIc) - PRESENTATION OF "A TALK ON ARCHITECTURE IN PHOTOGRAPHY: PHOTOGRAPHS BY PAOLO ROSSELLI" / CONVERSATION ABOUT "ARCHITECTURE AND FICTION IN PHOTOGRAPHY"
Past friday, the 29th of March, the conference "INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AND DRAWING CONTEST (DPIc) - PRESENTATION OF "A TALK ON ARCHITECTURE IN PHOTOGRAPHY: PHOTOGRAPHS BY PAOLO ROSSELLI / CONVERSTATION ABOUT "ARCHITECTURE AND FICTION IN PHOTOGRAPHY" took place in Fernando Távorá’s auditorium, in FAUP.
Pedro Leão Neto and Camilo Rebelo (the organizers of the DUEL/DUET (AAI) SERIES) opened the session, followed by Fátima Vieira (U. Porto Vice-Rector for Culture) who presented International Photography and Drawing Contest (DPIc): Space and Identity of the 14 Faculties of U. Porto. The next speaker was José Miguel Rodrigues (the Director of CEAU-FAUP) who presented the book of Pedro Gadanho and Paolo Rosselli A Talk on Architecture in Photography: Photographs by Paolo Rosselli, followed by a discussion between Pedro Gadanho and Paolo Rosselli about Architecture and Fiction in Photography, a conversation that was open to the participation of everyone in the audience.
A Talk on Architecture in Photography: Photographs by Paolo Rosselli
The book Pedro Gadanho - Paolo Rosselli - A Talk on Architecture in Photography: Photographs by Paolo Rosselli is the first of the four publications focused on each of the Dueto/Duelo sessions that fostered a critical debate related to Architecture, Art and Image between architects and photographers, which took place in 2016 in Casa das Artes of Porto, Portugal. The curators of this event - Architecture, Art and Image (AAI) Conference series - Duelo / Dueto - were Camilo Rebelo and Pedro Leão Neto. Having as base the talk between Pedro Gadanho and Paolo Rosselli and the rich exchange of ideas between these two authors, the book comprises a visual narrative where the sum is greater than the parts, allowing for an innovative reading and a more insightful understanding about the thoughts, work and artistic strategies of Rosselli photography.
(DPIc) - Space and Identity of the 14 Faculties of U. Porto
The International Drawing and Photography Competition (DPIc) - Space and Identity of the 14 Faculties of U. Porto: Visual Spaces of Change (VSC) is addressed to all U. Porto students and researchers. The core theme of the contest is the idea of Utopia and Visual Spaces of Change (VSC), focusing on the spaces and identity of the 14 Faculties of U. Porto. The competition is organized by the research group CCRE (FAUP) integrated in the R & D center of FAUP (CEAU) in partnership with the Student Associations of all Faculties of U. Porto, being promoters the consortium of the project, counting with the institutional support of the Rectory of U. Porto and FAUP.
Visual Spaces of Change (VSC)
Visual Spaces of Change is the first stage of an Architecture, Art, Image, and Innovation (AAI2) Project, which has a significant component of Contemporary Photography combined with complementary research in Space Syntax and Information Technology. Building on earlier research from the Center for Communication and Spatial Representation (CCRE), this project will investigate the conditions for the creation of a network of public and collective spaces capable of catalyzing emerging dynamics of urban change in Oporto Metropolitan Region (AMP). The territory of this study is simultaneously used as the laboratory for empirical experimentation and as the stage for visual representation of the agents and processes of urban change. This research project will produce visual synthesis of these dynamics in order to render visible aspects of its interconnected nature and historical singularity, which are difficult to perceive without the purposeful use of image and photography. This project breaks new ground in proposing an original combination of visual research methods and spatial analysis, departing from the identification of a set of strategic city spaces and pathways connected by network points (VSCNP) identified in the urban grid. These network points are calculated by using syntactic measurements, which allow for the identification of the location of optimal interaction between public and collective spaces. Contemporary Photography Projects (CPP) will be developed and implemented in the selected locations, conceived as visual narratives that intentionally interfere with the metropolitan territory in a self-reflective representation of its own process of change.