This was the second edition of Expressed Impressions and the literary interpretation aspect continued to be the main aim of the project, this year honored to the writer Sophia de Melo Breyner.

More and more literary universes are crossing the questions of technology. Hence the Sophia Sophia project by Sara Orsi is pertinent because it explores this contemporary debate. Not being placed on the margins of very intimate processes, using the techniques of programming and web manipulation, the artist allows the works of Sophia de Melo Breyner to be rediscovered on a provocative experience of new resonances. However, this is not a work that collides with the author’s poetry, on the contrary, it meets its work, and disposes, in a subtle way, a new time, a new meaning, a meticulous construction from the chance of a technological programming language that is more complex and imperceptible to the public.

From what is visible – the painting of stretches on the floor of the ramp of the Gardens of the Palácio de Cristal -, the experience begins. It is therefore part of the fabric of the place and, through technology, with the use of the smartphone, it passes into the background where the degree of human interference occurs. This relationship, which explores and merges the body, space and literature, questions the public about the creation of the new from Sophia de Melo Breyner.

The endless trips through the use of the APP do not reproduce the work of poetry, which in 2017 is the theme of the Porto Book Fair, but uses technology as a system that starts from the human hand and creates new compositions, new combinations, new ways of looking, new ways of understanding, new relationships with the park, new ways of celebrating.

Curatorship and Editorial Coordination Andreia Garcia Artist Sara Orsi Production Porto Lazer

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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