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The first edition of MAM’18 (Maia Architecture Month)  intended to expose, think, discuss and (re) visit the architecture of Maia’s city by exhibiting the architect João Álvaro Rocha.
To extend the temporality and the diversity of this program over the course of a month, it was important to be able to make known to various audiences, and through different moments – exhibition, conference and guided tours – the various specificities of the ballast of this architectural work, as a process and method of making architecture. With the purpose of deepening the knowledge about the theme of Architecture, through the stories that present complementary universes but inescapable in the design of the understanding and sharing of the memory of the architectural work, the first edition of MAM sought to be guided by a transversal discourse between the production and the contemporary thinking, between the Álvaro Rocha’s project and the man João, between the architect and the architecture.

 Maia City Council, Cultura Maia Concept, Curatorship and Production Andreia Garcia Architectural Affairs Institutional Collaboration Centro de Documentação e Investigação João Álvaro Rocha Guided Tours Program Talkie-Walkie Graphic Design And Atelier Acknowledgments Ana Neto Vieira, António Neves, Alberto Vieira, Clara Asperilla, Diogo Aguiar, Daniel Mudrak, Eduardo Souto de Moura, Francisco Mangado, Joana Melo Rocha, Luís Ferreira Alves, Margarida Antunes, Margarida Fonseca, Maria da Conceição Melo, Matilde Seabra, Nuno Lopes, Nuno Valentim, Pedro Melo Rocha, Rui Patrício Sarmento Rodrigues, Rui Póvoas, Ivo Oliveira


Curator Andreia Garcia General Coordination and Production Margarida Antunes Installation Project Clara Asperilla Assistance to the Exhibition Project Diogo Aguiar Studio  Graphic Design and Support for Exhibition Design And Atelier Support for Iconographic and Bibliographic Collection Centro de Documentação e Investigação João Álvaro Rocha Photography Luís Ferreira Alves


Speakers José Gigante, Luís Ferreira Alves, Maria da Conceição Melo, Nuno Valentim, Rui Póvoas Moderation Andreia Garcia General Coordination and Production Andreia Garcia Architectural Affairs Specialized Bookstore Circo de Ideias


Guided tours
1# Life and Work of João Álvaro Rocha Specialized Guests Alberto Vieira, António Neves, Maria da Conceição Melo 2# Inhabit the house, inhabit the neighborhood Specialized Guests António Neves, Nuno Lopes 3# Public Works – Parks, Equipment and other Infrastructures Specialized Guests António Neves, Ivo Oliveira Guided tours Programme Talkie-Walkie General Coordination and Production Andreia Garcia Architectural Affairs


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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