What is The Poetics of Reason?

The Poetics of Reason is the title of the 5th edition of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale. The programme consists of five central exhibitions, ten associated projects, a conference series and three awards. This edition presents an educational programme oriented to audiences of different ages, from children to adults.

When does The Poetics of Reason happen?

The 2019 edition will be held from 3 October to 2 December 2019. Most of the main exhibitions extend beyond these dates: check the respective pages.
Opening days: 3 – 5 October
Closing days and Talk, Talk, Talk: 28, 29 and 30 November

What is the Lisbon Architecture Triennale?

The Lisbon Architecture Triennale was founded in 2007 and is an open platform for debate, research and promotion of contemporary architecture. In addition to the international architecture forum we organize every three years, the association has a regular, ongoing activity programme and also produces other events throughout the year, such as the Open House Lisboa and the conferentes Critical Distance. Apart from these activities, we also operate an architecture centre with its own programme at our headquarters.

Where does The Poetics of Reason happen?

The event takes place in several places in Lisbon, from museums such as MAAT, MNAC, Garagem Sul–CCB, Gulbenkian, Sinel de Cordes Palace and cultural centers of reference of the city, to temporary places. See the locations on the map

Who are the curators of this edition?

The team led by Éric Lapierre as chief curator, consists of Sébastien Marot, Ambra Fabi, Giovanni Piovene, Fosco Lucarelli, Mariabruna Fabrizi, Laurent Esmilaire and Tristan Chadney. This curatorial proposal results from an international open call.

What will happen during the opening days?

From 3 to 5 October, the opening days offer all visitors the opening of the central exhibitions, during the three days, among other moments of celebration and meeting with architecture. You can consult the calendar of events in the menu.

Where can I get tickets to an exhibition or any other event?

During the opening period, all events have free admission. After that, passes and tickets can be purchased online and at the institutions hosting the programme.

How to participate in the activities of The Poetics of Reason?

The activities are grouped into Children and Families, Schools and Groups, and Young People and Adults. They almost always require registration by e-mail: actividades@trienaldelisboa.com.

How can I participate?

Our patron programme invites you to support the continuous production of activities of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale. In the year prior to each edition, an invitation to the presentation of Associated Projects is launched along with the expansion of our team of collaborators. Be part of Triennale, here

Are the venues accessible?

Given the specificity of each location, we invite you to consult the page of each exhibition. Talk, Talk, Talk and the Associated Project Art on Display, which take place at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, are fully accessible.

Do you have more questions?

Meet our team and their roles and get in touch with whoever you want.

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