Captura de ecrã 2017-07-26, às 16.44.43

Fresh Facts is a cycle of exhibitions that makes a radiographic record of reality, highlighting current events that are related to the Architecture discipline. From an impartial standpoint, this exhibition appeals a critical overview from the exposed facts and inquiries its (imminent) consequences, whether they are positive and/or negative.

In its first edition, Fresh Facts takes on the subtitle City Making? and focuses on the global phenomenon of AIRBNB, from its local manifestation in the city of Porto.

As a viral symptom that appropriates the city with unequivocal impacts on the economic and social panorama due to the restructuring of the tourist accommodation offer, the case of Porto widens the discussion, at the urban level, to the apparent assumption of the recent gentrification as an unique solution to the previous desertification of the city center.

While on one hand small entrepreneurs seem to have found a fruitful opportunity to combat the established crisis, on the other hand, the consequent increase in rents practiced in the city center has led to the establishment of a growing mono-functional urban fabric and the (dis)placement of residents in more peripheral areas.

What city? For whom? are imperative questions that need to be answered.

Organization Galeria de Arquitectura (Andreia Garcia, Diogo Aguiar) Image credits Consult. [7.07.2017] Consultive Commission Inês Moreira, Mariana Pestana, Pedro Bandeira, Pedro Campos Costa Graphic Design And Atelier (João Araújo, Rita Huet) Website Sara Orsi Exhibition Photography Tiago Casanova Acknowledgment Patch, Daniel Mudrak

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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