The Alumia project that celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Historic City Center of Oporto classified as World Heritage by Unesco ended this July 21st with a conference.
Heritage, Art, Architecture, Urban Policy, Ephemeral, Permanent, Memory, Light, Continuity, Community, City and Porto were some of the main topics discussed.
Invited by the Artistic Director of Porto Lazer, Claudia Melo, I had the opportunity to co-moderate this closing conference with Eduarda Neves (ESAP).

Participants Openfield, Fahr 021.3, Tiago Casanova, Diogo Aguiar Studio, Isabel Barbas, Cooperativa Árvore, Garcia & Albuquerque, Oficina Galo, Patrick Hubmann, Renata Portas, João Dias-Oliveira, Nuno Mota, Rossana Ribeiro, Elas Duas, João Félix, João Relvas, Pedro Barata, DFL – Digital Fabrication Lab, Pedro Tudela, Miguel Carvalhais, Ricardo Gonçalves, Adélia Carvalho, Carlos Moreira e Duarte Pinto da Silva, Cie. Carabosse, Filipe Teixeira e Hugo Mesquita, Miguel Neto, Paulina Almeida, Juliana Moura and Silvestre Pestana Moderation Andreia Garcia and Eduarda Neves Organization Porto Lazer CEO Nuno Lemos Management and Artistic Directon Claudia Melo Local Hard Club

Andreia Garcia (Guimarães, 1985) is a Portuguese, Porto-based architect, curator, researcher and consultant of architecture, design and urban scenography. Founder of Andreia Garcia Architectural Affairs, she has specialized in the dissemination of architecture through research, curatorial practice and editorial projects.


She was project coordinator of Smaller Cities and project manager of the Creative Landscape projects in Guimarães 2012, European Capital of Culture .
Andreia was curator of Theatro Circo de Braga leading the Projeto Memória which celebrated the theatre’s centenary and launch the book O Theatro e a Memória with her editorial coordination. She was editorial and programme coordinator of the Portuguese Representation of the XXI Triennale di Milano. Since 2016 she has co-founded, with Diogo Aguiar, the Galeria de Arquitectura, an independent space dedicated to the architecture thinking, in Porto.


In 2017, she assumes the curatorship of the architecture program for the Biennial of Contemporary Art of Maia and is invited to think two exhibitions for the Galeria Vertical, in Silo Auto of Porto.


She received her Architecture MSc diploma at the Faculty of Architecture of Beira Interior University in 2008, and her Architecture PhD diploma at Faculty of Architecture of Lisbon University in 2015, that received the Professor Manuel Tainha Prize for the best PhD thesis in Architecture of 2014/2015. In 2017 Andreia is launched her first book as an author entitled Espaço Cénico, Arquitectura e Cidade (Scenic Space, Architecture and City) by Caleidoscópio editors.



Andreia Garcia . principal . senior architect founding partner and curator

Margarida Antunes (2018-) . head of production

Clara Puentes (2018-) . architect

Cecilia Carrioli (2019-) . architecture intern

Martzel Arriaga (2019-) . architecture intern



Former Collaborators

Clara Asperilla (2018) . architecture intern

Inés Brotons (2017) . architecture intern



Premis FAD | Selected, Interiorismo
Prudêncio Studio

Manuel Tainha’ Professor Award | Award
Best Architecture PhD thesis 2014/2015



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