Architecture students and enthusiasts will gather in Mexico to discuss, learn, and share their thoughts on the matter. One week dedicated to the first of the seven arts.
The first edition of Porto Academy arrives in Mexico City (for the first time) from May 31st through June 7th, at Casa Luis Barragán and Casa Garibaldi with a program that will be composed of lectures, visits, classes, and the opportunity to meet people from all over the world in order to create a constructive dialogue.
But, what is Porto Academy? It is not an institution, but a program of Portuguese background, which emerged thanks to the admiration of all those people who build, study, and promote the matter and who will greet the great minds within the scene, divided in two sections:
Guest Lecturers: Go Hasegawa, Manuel Cervantes, and Sam Chermayeff.
Workshop Leaders: Arrhov Frick, Atelier da Bouç, Dyvik Kahlen, fala, Frida Escobedo, Johansen Skovsted, López Rivera, MOS, Nicolas Dorval-Bory, OMMX, Raamwerk, and Scheidegger Keller.
Past editions were held in Portugal, turning this 2019 edition into the first one out of this country. Its programs have always had an international cut and have been composed of true personalities in architecture. Some good examples are Steven Holl, one of the most important architects in the United States, who was lecturer in 2018; Tatiana Bilbao, one of Mexico’s leaders in the scene, who participated in the 2016 workshops; Wonne Ickx also attended in 2015, he established the firm PRODUCTORA in Mexico in 2006 in addition to being a professor at Universidad Iberoamericana, Universidad La Salle, and Centro de Diseño.
This new school arrives just in time to welcome summer and to position architecture as conversation topic for the moment.