ARCHITECTURE, ART and IMAGE

ABOUT

In the upcoming 5th number of Sophia, which is Visual Spaces of Change: Designing Interiority - shelter, shape, place, atmosphere we are interested in original articles that discuss the core of Interiority in Architecture as a matter open to diverse ideas and practices in the realm of built space to be experienced by its inhabitants. Interiority differentiates a place of a non-place. The non-places are spots with which the individual does not create any relation; they are transit-places without memory, identity, history, personal construction, references, emotions of which solace is not a minor one. Interiority calls that kind of space that accommodate thoughts, dreams, nightmares, intimacy, changes, silence, noise, neurosis ...life. Shelter, shape, place, atmosphere portray scenarios that enhance experiences, events, occurrences beyond the functionalistic rhetoric enveloping them.

Our journal is now accepting abstracts within this framework, including an image, a photograph, a series of images or video as research instruments that may contribute to voice critically and poetically a broader understanding of designing interiority in architecture.

In the 4th number of SophiaVisual Spaces of Change: Unveiling the Publicness of Urban Space through Photography and Imagewhich was dedicated to the International Congress ON THE SURFACE: Photography and Architecture - Visual Spaces of Change: Unveiling the Transformation of Publicness, we were especially interested in articles that investigated 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.

In the third numberCrossing 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.

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 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.


EDITORIAL ORGANISATION

SOPHIA 5TH NUMBER
EDITORS
Pedro Leão Neto

Fátima Pombo


SOPHIA 4TH NUMBER


EDITORS
Pedro Leão Neto


Iñaki Bergera



EDITORIAL COLLABORATORS
Eduardo Silva


João Carlos Ferreira (UFP)

REVIEWERS
Álvaro Domingues (FAUP/ CEAU)


Ana Francisca de Azevedo (DeGeoUM/Lab2PT)

David Viana (ISCTE)


Fátima Pombo (UA / DECA / ID+)

Francisco Ferreira (UM)

Isa Clara Neves (CES)


Iñaki Bergera (Arquitectura / Unizar)


Jorge Marum (CCRE/UBI)

José Barbedo (FAUP / CEAU)


José Carneiro (FBAUP)


Margarida Medeiros (FCSH)

Olívia da Silva (IPP – ESMAD)

Paulo Almeida (FBAUP)


Paulo Catrica (UNL)

Pedro Leão Neto (FAUP / CEAU)


Susana Lourenço Marques (FBAUP)


Susana Ventura (FAUP / CEAU)


Teresa Ferreira (FAUP/ CEAU)


SOPHIA 3ND NUMBER


EDITORS
Pedro Leão Neto


Susana Ventura


Iñaki Bergera — Invited Editor



INVITED AUTHORS
Paolo Rosselli

EDITORIAL COLLABORATORS
Joana Rodrigues Silva

José Barbedo

REVIEWERS

José Carneiro (FBAUP)



José Miguel Rodrigues (FAUP/ CEAU)



Iñaki Bergera (Arquitectura / Unizar) 

Marta Cruz (FAUP/ CEAU)


Miguel Leal (FBAUP)



Pedro Leão Neto (FAUP / CEAU)



Susana Lourenço Marques (FBAUP)

SOPHIA 2ND NUMBER
EDITORS
Pedro Leão Neto


Susana Ventura


Iñaki Bergera — Invited Editor



EDITORIAL COLLABORATORS


Joana Rodrigues Silva


José Barbedo

REVIEWERS


Iñaki Bergera (Arquitectura / Unizar)



Marco Iuliano (LSA/CAVA)



Olívia da Silva (ESMAD / UniMAD / P.Porto)


Paulo Catrica (UNL)



Pedro Leão Neto (FAUP / CEAU)



Teresa Ferreira (FAUP/ CEAU)

SELECTED AUTHORS
Angelo Maggi

Carlos Machado e Moura

Sebastiano Raimondo

INVITED AUTHORS
Paolo Rosselli

Mariela Apollonio



SOPHIA 1ST NUMBER


EDITORS
Susana Ventura

Edward Dimendberg — Invited Editor

EDITORIAL COLLABORATORS
Diana Carvalho



Maria Neto

REVIEWERS
Edward Dimendberg (UCI)


Joana Cunha Leal (FCSH-UNL)



Pedro Leão Neto (FAUP)


Susana Ventura (FAUP)

SELECTED AUTHORS

Eduardo Brito

Nélio Conceição

Vítor dos Reis



ASSOCIATED UNIVERSITY COURSES, 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


DECA / ID+ - Departamento de Comunicação e Arte / Instituto de Investigação em Design, Media e Cultura


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

EDITORIAL COORDINATOR

Pedro Leão Neto (FAUP)



SCIENTIFIC AND EDITORIAL COMMISSION 

Fátima Pombo (UA / DECA / ID+)

Iñaki 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)


David Viana (ISCTE)

Fátima Pombo (UA / DECA / ID+)


Gabriela Vaz Pinheiro (FBAUP)
Iñaki Bergera (Arquitectura / Unizar) 

Isa Clara Neves (CES)


Joana Cunha Leal (FCSH-UNL)


Joaquim Moreno (FAUP/ CCRE)


Jorge Figueira (FCT-UC)

José Carneiro (FBAUP)

Jorge Marum (CCRE/UBI) 

Margarida Medeiros (FCSH) 


Marta Cruz (FAUP/ CEAU)


Marco Iuliano (LSA/CAVA)

Miguel Leal (FBAUP)


Olívia da Silva (IPP – ESMAE)


Pedro Bandeira (EAUM)


Pedro Leão Neto (FAUP)


Paulo Catrica (UNL)

Susana Lourenço Marques (FBAUP)


Susana Ventura (FAUP / CEAU) 


Teresa Ferreira (FAUP/ CEAU)



COLLABORATORS


Diana Carvalho (2016)

Joana Rodrigues Silva (2018 - 2019)


Maria Neto (2016) 

José Barbedo (2017 - 2019)

Eduardo Silva (2019)

Rita Silva (2019)



DESIGN, PRINT & WEB DEVELOPMENT

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

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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