The Site of Discourse

Research Group

Cities and Territories



The project The Site of Discourse intends to identify, analyze, debate and reflect on the editorial culture of the Portuguese periodicals of architecture, over the twentieth century. This study is based on the conviction that this editorial culture cannot be fully understood without a framework that requires an interpretative and analytical nature. The title of the project — The Site of Discourse — has a number of different meanings. First and foremost, it invokes an idea that belongs to architecture itself. The title suggests that this project is about the discourse as well as about the “place” on which such that discourse is produced — the specialized periodicals of architecture. It also invokes a complex grid of configurations about “who” produces, “what” contents involves, and “how” such “site” is constructed.

Period: 2013 - 2015

Funding Institution: FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

Coordination: Margarida Acciaiuoli de Brito (FCSH/UNL); Paulo Tormenta Pinto (DINÂMIA'CET-IUL), Ana Vaz Milheiro (DINÂMIA'CET-IUL)

DINÂMIA'CET-IUL Team: Catarina Diz de Almeida (Research grantee), Rute Figueiredo


Vitruvius Mozambicanus 12 March 2015 ::: 18h00 Biblioteca da Ordem dos Arquitectos

Speakers: Hugo Segawa | José Luís Saldanha | José Manuel Fernandes | Miguel Santiago

Arquitectura vista por Não arquitectos | 25 February 2015 ::: 18h00 Biblioteca da Ordem dos Arquitectos

Speakers: Álvaro Domingues – Geógrafo António Bolota – Artista Manuel Villaverde Cabral – Sociólogo Paulo Catrica – Fotógrafo

Updated: 02/02/2018

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