ARCHITECTURE, ART and IMAGE

ABOUT

In the first number of Sophia publication, Crossing Borders, Shifting Boundaries: The Aura of the Image, we published three major essays that challenged our understanding and spread new light on several Walter Benjamin’s concepts on photography and art, at the same time we were continuously defied to think about established categories namely those of photography as document, archive, critical witness, or even as critique in itself.

The second number of Sophia publication is a special edition, Crossing Borders, Shifting Boundaries: Photography and Architecture because the theme came from our 4th edition of the international conference On the Surface. We published three major essays exploring the medium of photography for building a critical and innovative view of architecture as an extended discipline and practice that operates within larger systems: socio-cultural, artistic, technical, and historical. The Invited Editors for this second number were Iñaki Bergera and Paolo Rosselli who both write an essay on Photography and Architecture.

In the third number, Crossing Borders, Shifting Boundaries: Image, Body and Territory, we published three major essays exploring the processes of thought present in photographic works engaged with image and image making that related with the notions of Body and Territory. Body and Territory frequently appear interwined, sometimes even suggesting metaphorical uses: the city as a body (in the multiple acceptations: political, social, cultural, etc.), the body as an experimental territory (on debates around issues of identity and gender, works involving artistic and aesthetic experimentations, works for anthropological documentation and recording), the landscape in the absence of the body, as Cézanne named it, establishing a direct link between the painted landscape (the image) and our sensitive perception.

In the upcoming 4th number of Sophia, which is the Visual Spaces of Change: Unveiling the Publicness of Urban Space through Photography and Image  we are especially interested in articles that investigate how contemporary photography can be explored as a meaningful instrument of research about contemporary processes of urban change, producing visual synthesis about how architectures, places and spaces are used and lived, rendering visible aspects which are difficult to perceive without the purposeful use of image and photography. This means, besides other things, to inquire and study the possibilities offered by photography in various dimensions, oscillating between reality, poetry and utopia, creatively introducing new links between realistic representations, fictional worlds and symbolic meanings, articulated in conceptual discourses and visual narratives that are communicated through the specific grammar and syntax of photographic image.

Our journal is now accepting abstracts within these fundamental themes in order to show how an image, a photograph, a series of images or video, may critically and poetically build their own thought about contemporary transformations of the social space and, above all, how these research instruments may contribute for a broader understanding of architecture as a multidisciplinary field of knowledge engaged in multiple and overlapping dynamics of urban change.


EDITORIAL ORGANISATION

Editorial Coordinator
Pedro Leão Neto

Editors of Sophia 1st Number
Susana Ventura
Edward Dimendberg — Invited Editor

Reviewers of Sophia 1st Number
Edward Dimendberg (UCI)
Joana Cunha Leal (FCSH-UNL)
Pedro Leão Neto (FAUP)
Susana Ventura (FAUP)

Editorial Collaborators
Diana Carvalho
Maria Neto

Selected Authors
Eduardo Brito
Nélio Conceição
Vítor dos Reis

Editors of Sophia 2nd Number

Pedro Leão Neto
Iñaki Bergera — Invited Editor

Editorial Collaborators
José Barbedo
Joana Rodrigues Silva

Reviewers of Sophia 2nd Number
Inaki Bergera (Arquitectura / Unizar)
Marco Iuliano (LSA/CAVA)
Olívia da Silva (ESMAD / UniMAD / P.Porto)
Paulo Catrica (UNL)
Pedro Leão Neto (FAUP / CEAU)
Teresa Ferreira (EAUM/ CEAU)

Selected Authors
Angelo Maggi
Carlos Machado e Moura
Sebastiano Raimondo

Invited Authors
Paolo Rosselli
Mariela Apollonio

Editors of Sophia 3nd Number
Pedro Leão Neto
Iñaki Bergera

Editorial Collaborators 
Jose Barbedo
Joana Rodrigues Silva

Reviewers of Sophia 3rd Number
José Carneiro (FBAUP)
José Miguel Rodrigues Marta Cruz (FAUP/ CEAU)
Inaki Bergera (Arquitectura Unizar) 
Miguel Leal (FBAUP)
Pedro Leão Neto (FAUP / CEAU)
Susana Lourenço Marques (FBAUP)

Scientific and Editorial Commission (CEAU-FAUP)
Inaki Bergera (Arquitectura / Unizar)
José Miguel Rodrigues (FAUP)
Marco Iuliano (LSA/CAVA)
Pedro Leão Neto (FAUP)
Susana Ventura (FAUP)

Reading Committee
Álvaro Domingues (FAUP/ CEAU)
Ana Francisca de Azevedo (DeGeoUM/Lab2PT)
Andrew Higgot (AA Grad Dipl PhD)
Carlos Machado (FAUP/ CEAU)
Fátima Pombo (UA / DECA / ID+)
Gabriela Vaz Pinheiro (FBAUP)
Inaki Bergera (Arquitectura / Unizar)
Joana Cunha Leal (FCSH-UNL)
Jorge Figueira (FCT-UC)
Jose Barbedo (FAUP / CEAU)
José Carneiro (FBAUP)
Leticia Cabeçadas do Carmo (FAUP / CEAU)
Marta Cruz (FAUP/ CEAU)
Marco Iuliano (LSA/CAVA)
Miguel Leal (FBAUP)
Olívia da Silva (ESMAD / UniMAD P.Porto)
Pedro Bandeira (EAUM)
Paulo Catrica (UNL)
Susana Lourenço Marques (FBAUP)
Teresa Ferreira (EAUM/ CEAU)

Collaborators
Diana Carvalho (2016)
Joana Rodrigues Silva (2018 - 2019)
Maria Neto (2016) 

Design, Print & Webdevelopment
Né Santelmo (Creative Director) 
Joana Rodrigues Silva (Collaborator)
Rita Silva (Collaborator)

Translation
Lisbeth Ferreira (2016)

PUBLISHER 
CITYSCOPIO, CULTURAL ASSOCIATION
Rua da Cidreira 291, 4465-076 Matosinhos
Portugal
info@cityscopio.com

COPYRIGHT
Articles are the intellectual property of the author. The Creative Commons copyright permits copy or dissemination for education or non-profit purposes so long as author and title of the article are included with title, volume, number and URL for the Journal.
To disseminate copies for commercial advantage requires written permission of author and publisher.
Patronage: CCRE/CEAU – School of Architecture, University of Porto
Publisher: Cityscopio – Associação Cultural

CONTACTS
Please direct inquiries to:
Pedro Leão Neto
Susana Ventura
José Mendes Barbedo

ASSOCIATED UNIVERSITY COURSE, RESEARCH CENTRES AND GROUPS
CCRE  - Centre for Communication and Spatial Representation (CCRE/CEAU/FAUP)
CEAU . Centro de Estudos de Arquitectura e Urbanismo Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade do Porto
FAUP - Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade do Porto
i2ADS – Research Institute in Art, Design and Society - Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Porto (FBAUP)
CETAPS – Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies
CAVA - School of Architecture, University of Liverpool,
Arquitectura Unizar - School of Engineering and Architecture University of Zaragoza
UniMAD - Unidade de Investigação em Media Artes e Design

INSTITUTIONAL PARTNERSHIPS
Direcção Regional da Cultura do Norte/ Casa das Artes  
[1] The etymology of the word “sophia” is closely linked to the concepts of sapience and wisdom: (Greek Σοφία, “sofía”) it is what the “wise person” has, and this word is also derived from philo+sophia (“lovWe of wisdom”). 
[2] The editorial responsibility for this project belongs to the research group CCRE integrated in R&D of the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto (FAUP) called Centro de Estudos de Arquitectura e Urbanismo (CEAU).

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