Captura de ecrã 2019-01-17, às 20.40.02

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.


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



praça coronel pacheco nº2
4050-453 Porto