Once Upon a Place – Haunted Houses & Imaginary Cities, Session 1st International Conference on Architecture & Fiction 2010

(Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal, October 12 – 14, 2010)Registration open

Pedro Gadanho (CUC-FAUP)
Susana Oliveira (CIAUD/FAUTL)

12 and 13 October 2010 – Auditório 2, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
14 October 2010 – Faculdade de Arquitectura, UTL
12, 13 and 14 October 2010 (from 6 PM) – Museu da Electricidade

The international conference “Once Upon a Place” will examine the ways in which architecture and fiction mutually infect each other, whether the latter is understood in the sense of traditional literature or other literary and hybrid forms associated with visual and popular culture – illustrations, cartoons, graphic novels, photo stories, etc.

The event will be organised around three distinct parts: a series of sessions involving lectures of a scientific/academic nature; three panel discussions featuring international guests; and one informal/round-table debate with other guests and participants.

The conference is an associated project of Lisboa Triennial of Architecture 2010 and an IAWIS sponsored event.

Guest Keynote speakers:
Alberto Manguel (essayist/writer)
Ángela Ferreira (visual artist)
Colin Fournier (architect, Bartlett School)
François Schuiten & Benoît Peeters (comics’ authors)
Gonçalo M. Tavares (writer)
Kazys Varnelis (Arch., Columbia Univ.)

Registration now open at:
(Early-bird prices and students’ reductions)