As part of the programme of Porto Lazer for the Book Fair of Porto in 2016, I present from 2nd till 18th of September, the curatorial project for space and performative intervention Expressed Impressions in the gardens of Palácio de Cristal.
This project promotes the literary interpretation of the theme fiction, challenging the artists Marta Bernardes, Sara Orsi, Igor Gonçalves and Mendes Vasco to create a performance – on literary, new media, music and film – taking as its premise the appropriation of one of the four pieces designed by Diogo Aguiar Studio.
Anett Krase is the designer invited to conceive the graphic identity of the project through the poster and the publishing project.



Organization Porto Lazer Project Feira do Livro do Porto 2016 Curatorship Andreia Garcia Artistic Performances Igor Gonçalves, Marta Bernardes, Sara Orsi, Vasco Mendes Architecture Diogo Aguiar Studio Graphic Design Anett Krase Publication Editor Andreia Garcia Texts Andreia Garcia, Anett Krase, Diogo Aguiar, Igor Gonçalves, Marta Bernardes, Sara Orsi, Vasco Mendes Photography Dinis Sottomayor Print Lascasas & Santos – Artes Gráficas Gondomar, Porto, Portugal Copies 1000 exemplares Legal Deposit 414785/16 ISBN 978-989-96486-5-4

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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