Fogo Island

Atlantic Code is a proposal for understanding the historic role of Portugal in the expansion of European sovereignty over the seas and coastal colonies, following near economic collapse throughout Southern Europe and asymmetrical models of exchange imposed by European powers on the coasts around the Atlantic Ocean. Fogo Island opens up their most extensive chapter, for a Lisbon in debt recovery, uncertain development and cultural transformation, to cohere common threads, story-lines, algorithms and ways of moving and making that connect the lives of billions of humans, across ages, cultures, races, languages and traditions. A two day symposium will take place in the portuguese capital.

This cycle was launched in 2013 and aims to focus on the local communities and the environment that sustains their current contemporary condition. After being presented in cities such as Chicago, New York, Berlin and Vienna, Fogo Island arrives in Lisbon to debate, with the participation of artists, architects, academics, economists and geographers, the importance of the Atlantic.


Friday, 8 November
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Fabrizio Gallanti, Nicolaus Schafhausen (Strategic Director of Fogo Island Arts) and
Monika Szewczyk

Grada Kilomba (artist) & Gaëtane Verna (director of The Power Plant, Toronto)

Saturday, 9 November
Auditorium at Padrão dos Descobrimentos
Art Initiatives Worth Their Salt
Jürgen Bock (Maumaus/Lumiar Cité), Marina Fokidis (Kunsthalle Athena/South as a State of Mind),
Anniina Koivu (ECAL Lausanne) João Mourão & Luís Silva (Kunsthalle Lissabon), and Nicolaus

The Science of Atlantic Storytelling
Leonor Antunes (artist), Manthia Diawara (film essayist) Angela Ferreira (artist), Laurent Gutierrez – MAP
Office (artist-architect), Ayeesha Hameed (theorist), João Laia (curator), Manuela Ribeiro Sanchez
(scholar), André Tavares (architect), take turns sharing experiences; with Walter Scott (artist) as principle

Lumiar Café
Exhibition opening
Tonio Kröner: I’m gonna tell you a lovestory Halfway down the stairs

Fabrizio Gallanti (CA)
He lives and works in Montreal and was the founder of the research studio Fig-Projects. Gallanti taught architecture design and architectural theory at Pontificia of Chile, Diego Portales University and Milan Polytechnic and has written for international magazines such as A+U, Domus, San Rocco, Clog, Harvard Design Magazine and The Journal of Architectural Education. He’s currently course lecturer at the School of Architecture of McGill University, Montreal.
Monika Szewczyk (PL)
Involved in projects exhibited in the National Museum of Photography in Shkodër, the Arts Club of Chicago and published by David Khan-Giordano and at the 10th issue of the Athens-based magazine South as a State of Mind. She curated Documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the David Logan Center for the Arts and the Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam. Monica was a teacher at Emily Carr University in Vancouver, Piet Zwart, Institute in Rotterdam, Bergen Academy of Art and Design and the University of Chicago.
Fogo Island Arts, Shorefast Foundation
Jürgen Bock, Zita Cobb, Manthia Diawara, Angela Ferreira, Marina Fokidis, Fabrizio Gallanti, Laurent Gutierrez, Ayesha Hameed, Grada Kilomba, Anniina Koivu, João Laia, João Mourão, Manuela Ribeiro Sanchez, Nicolaus Schafhausen, Walter Scott, Luís Silva, Monika Szewczyk, André Tavares, Gaëtane Verna
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