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. The building of the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto from Álvaro Siza - whom we admire - is an enhancer of this freedom we seek for. Not just for its exceptional condition where it is placed, but also for the spatial qualities it offers. Porto Academy promotes an exhaustive program lived with an enormous intensity. It is an experience that involves conferences, visits and classes, in addition to the experience of living in a new city and getting to know people from heterogeneous contexts, with whom one will almost certainly generate productive discussions and build new friendships. Here we seek to dilute borders and bringing people together. Porto Academy doesn’t pretend to be an institution. To us Porto Academy is a compliment to the school.
Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto Via Panorâmica S/N, 4150-755 Porto, Portugal
Porto Academy will happen from the 19th to the 26th of July.
Porto Academy is open to students as well as professionals worldwide.
The tuition language will be English.
Each participant who requires a visa for Portugal is responsible for obtaining this visa in good time.
Participants should bring their own lap-top computers. WLAN is freely available. Please ensure that all your own equipment is covered by your insurance.
Porto Academy and FAUP disclaim any liability for any damage to persons or property that may occur during the event. The participants are responsible for arranging their own insurance.