André Tavares is an architect and has been running Dafne Editora. With Diogo Seixas Lopes he was editor-in-chief of the magazine Jornal Arquitectos (2013-2015) and in 2016 co-curator of the 4th Lisbon Architecture Triennale, The Form of Form. He was the author of books such as Novela Bufa do Ufanismo em Concreto (Dafne, 2009), L’Étoile filante Charles Siclis (B2, 2016) and Raw Material: A View of the Archive of Álvaro Siza (Serralves, 2017). His acclaimed book The Anatomy of the Architectural Book (Lars Müller/Canadian Centre for Architecture, 2016) addresses the crossovers between book culture and building culture. Currently he is consultant of Garagem Sul Architectural Exhibitions, in Lisbon, and researcher at Escola de Arquitectura da Universidade do Minho, in Guimarães where he leads a research project on Fishing Architecture.
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.