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This year, in which the city of Maia commemorates the 500thanniversary of its Manueline Foral Charter, the second edition of Maia Architecture Month (MAM’19) proposes a preview of the territory for the coming 100 years.

This narrative of the encounter with time is future-driven: we called on 8 emerging architecture studios and 4 architecture critics to imagine Maia in 2119. Fast Fowardis an exhibition about the future that examines themes such as territory, landscape, environment, architecture, technology, mobility and society, which are inseparably linked to it.

Taking the shape of texts, models, rigorous drawings, illustrations, collages, installations, virtual reality and artistic readings the visions that form the outcome of this exhibition have looked into the city of Maia and generated an appeal to the world for a critical, more or less prophetical reflection and for a growing debate on the future of cities.

Promotor Câmara Municipal da Maia, Pelouro da Cultura Concept, Curatorship and Production Andreia Garcia Architectural Affairs Graphic Design And Atelier Video Vasco Mendes Translation Rui Parada Acknowledgments Armando Tavares, Artur Branco, Diogo Aguiar, Francisco José da Cunha, José Carlos Portugal, Margarida Fonseca, Maria Alexandra Ramalho, Maria da Conceição Melo, Mário Nuno Neves, Nuno Lopes, Paulo Renato, Sofia Barreiros Sponsors and Support AMAG, Centro de Documentação e Investigação Urbana João Álvaro Rocha (CDIUJAR), Dagol, Maia Hoje, Pizza Hut, Tintas 2000, Unveil, Viarco Media Partner ArchDaily National Communication Silver Lining International Communication Andreia Garcia Architectural Affairs – Joanna Helm Exhibition Curator Andreia Garcia Architects and Critics Ana Aragão, Artéria, Branco Del Rio, Corpo Atelier, Fala, Inês Moreira, Joaquim Moreno, Os Espacialistas, Pedro Bandeira, Skrei, Summary, Susana Ventura Head of Production Andreia Garcia Architectural Affairs – Margarida Antunes Exhibition Architecture Andreia Garcia Architectural Affairs – Clara Puentes Installation Unveil Catalogue Published by Câmara Municipal da Maia, Pelouro da Cultura Editorial Coordination Andreia Garcia Head of Production Andreia Garcia Architectural Affairs – Margarida Antunes Texts Inês Moreira, Joaquim Moreno, Pedro Bandeira, Susana Ventura Works Ana Aragão, Artéria, Branco-Del Rio, Corpo Atelier, Fala, Os Espacialistas, Skrei, Summary Print run 1000 ISBN 978-972-8315-50-4


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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