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“Smaller Cities” was a project of European Capital of Culture Guimarães 2012. It aims to re-orientate the development of creative city-making so that a new level of leadership, knowledge and partnership is generated by smaller cities with and for smaller cities.
This project was led by me, providing a strategic direction, vision and creativity across a range of projects under the city cluster programme by Tom Flemming.
This project was motivated by a passion for smaller cities and their role in contemporary society and a belief that creativity and innovation in city-making can and must be nurtured in smaller cities as well as metropolitan hubs.

Promoter Capital Europeia da Cultura Guimarães 2012 Project Management and Coordination Andreia Garcia City Cluster Programmer Tom Flemming


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.

 

Team

Andreia Garcia . principal . senior architect founding partner and curator
andreia@andreiagarcia.com

Margarida Antunes (2018-) . head of production
margarida@andreiagarcia.com

Clara Puentes (2018-) . architect
clara@andreiagarcia.com

Cecilia Carrioli (2019-) . architecture intern

Martzel Arriaga (2019-) . architecture intern

 

 

Former Collaborators

Clara Asperilla (2018) . architecture intern

Inés Brotons (2017) . architecture intern

 

Awards

2018
Premis FAD | Selected, Interiorismo
Prudêncio Studio

2015
Manuel Tainha’ Professor Award | Award
Best Architecture PhD thesis 2014/2015

 


Contacts

praça coronel pacheco nº2
4050-453 Porto