The International Conference “On the surface: Photography and Architecture – Crossing Borders and Shifting Boundaries” aims to continue the success of the previous two editions of ON THE SURFACE.
The former editions proved to be an important forum for debate and reflection about Photography and Architecture, whose work can be accessed through several internet platforms as http://www.nasuperficie.ccre-online.com and in scopio Editorial Line publications as scopio Magazine or the catalog On the Surface: Public Space and Architectural Images in Debate
SCOPIO had already integrated and given support to the two precedent conferences and now we propose a more consolidated integration between the editorial line of SCOPIO and ON THE SURFACE: Photography and Architecture. Thus, this third edition has as sub-title Crossing Borders and Shifting Boundaries, which is also the main theme for the new cycle of SCOPIO Magazine and the first number of scopio Sophia.
ON THE SURFACE: Photography and Architecture aims this year to promote a global critical analysis around the theme of Crossing Borders and Shifting Boundaries, exploring how image is a medium that, on the one hand, can cross boarders and shift boundaries between different subjects and disciplines where image and photography are present in a significant way. On the other hand, how image and photography are used as critical instruments to understand how architecture is transformed, how it reflects different hybrid cultural identities in many countries, regions or places and how all of this interacts with and affects our cities.
We believe that this conference will help to promote the awareness and reflection upon Art and Documentary Photography in regards to its conception as an instrument to question Architecture, City and Territory. This means understanding Architecture as an extended discipline and practice with an interest, on one side, in the real space and its experiences, exploring new spatial forms and architectural codes, and on the other side, on how architecture operates within larger systems: socio-cultural, technical, and historical.
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