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Two years after the PhD degree in Theory and History of Architecture, this book is published. The subject interest is about  the city as an urban scenography.

The launch took place at the Circo de Ideias Bookstore in Porto on July 1st of 2017 and the presentation was in charge by: the thesis supervisor that is at the origin of this book and one of the main encouraging person of this publication, João Sousa Morais; one of the jury members of the doctoral presentation and one of the main references throughout the work for this book, João Mendes Ribeiro Arquitecto; and several times interviewed as a specialist on some of the themes explored in the research process and the programmer of the basilar project of art and architecture of Guimarães 2012 European Capital of Culture.

Author Andreia Garcia Graphic Design Inês Nepomuceno e Mariana Marques Images Sources  Arquivo da Muralha and José Caldeira, except when properly identified. ISBN 978-989-658-354-5 Depósito Legal 404888/16 Publisher Caleidoscópio – Edição e Artes Gráficas Sponsored Universidade de Lisboa, CIAUD (Centro de Investigação em Arquitectura, Urbanismo e Design), FCT (Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia), CMG (Câmara Municipal de Guimarães)

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.


Garcia was project coordinator of ‘Smaller Cities’ and project manager of the ‘Creative Landscape’ projects in Guimarães 2012, European Capital of Culture. In 2015 was curator of Theatro Circo de Braga leading the ‘Projeto Memória’ which celebrated the theatre’s centenary and was editorial and programme coordinator of the Portuguese Representation of the XXI Triennale di Milano. In 2017, she assumes the curatorship of the architecture programme for the Biennial of Contemporary Art of Maia. In the same year she was invited to curate two exhibitions for the Vertical Gallery, in Porto, where she explored the boundaries between Art and Architecture in dialogue with the building’s architecture – ‘Endless Space. Proposition of the Continuous’ and ‘Rhythm of Distances: Propositions for the Repetition’; in 2018, she designed, programmed and curated the first edition of the ‘MAM’ ( Architecture Month of Maia), dedicated to the life and work of the architect João Álvaro Rocha; in 2019, she presented the ‘MAM’19’ entitled ‘Fast Forward’ for which she invited eight emerging architecture studios and four architecture critics to imagine the 2119 Maia – an exhibition on the future of territory, the landscape, the environment, architecture, technology, mobility and society; this year, Garcia is the general curator of the Bienal de Arte Contemporânea da Maia ’19, under the title ‘Import/Export’, which is represented by four disciplinary axes (architecture, design, plastic arts and new media) and is displayed in sixteen containers spread over seven different points in the territory of Maia. Since 2016 she has co-founded, with Diogo Aguiar, the ‘Galeria de Arquitectura’ [Architecture Gallery], an independent space dedicated to the architecture thinking, in Porto.


In recent years her architecture work has already been selected twice for the FAD Awards (2018 and 2019), and Dezeen awards (2019) and published in international magazines such as Dezeen, Domus, Designboom, Archdaily, among others.


Her PhD in Architecture from the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Lisbon (FAUL, 2015) received the Professor Manuel Tainha Award for the best PhD thesis in Architecture by FAUL, and was published in book under the title ‘City, Architecture and Scenic Space’. She is Guest Assistant Professor at the School of Architecture of the University of Minho (EAUM) and is Assistant Professor at the University of Beira Interior (UBI).



Andreia Garcia . principal . senior architect founding partner and curator

Clara Puentes (2018-) . junior architect

Rita Amado (2019-) . intern


Former Collaborators

Martzel Arriaga (2019) . architecture intern

Margarida Antunes (2018-2019) . producer 

Cecilia Carrioli (2019) . architecture intern

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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