Assuming the will to analyse urbanity, knowing that the common look over reality moves towards decline, the exhibition Manipulation: The Return of Utopia challenged the contemporary tools through a game of utopias, in a new context of truth, which is the post-utopia.

In this sense, Tiago Casanova created an original work, through a videographic configuration adapted to the installation, pursuing the idealization of a circular building, established in an abstract (dis)figured context. It seek for a strong relation with the body and the spectator, starting a process of multiple truth about one truth: a disorientation over an orientation, a look on the society about the precision of the capture of a gesture, a critical development on the pace of a new way to observe. Filipe Raposo was part of the exhibition, with the design of the sound effects to enhance the senses in overall spatial experience.

Exhibition Manipulation: The Return of Utopia Curatorship Andreia Garcia Installation Tiago Casanova Sonoplasty Filipe Raposo Organization Arquivo 237 . Rua da Rosa 237 . Lisboa. Date 19th – 26th of April

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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