Architectural and urbanistic operations after the 1998 Lisbon World Exposition

Debate “Transformation and Expectant Places” Full Program

The first debate of the research project seeks to discuss and reflect on the transformations that occurred in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area in the period following the International Exhibition of 1998 and that were influenced by it.

Issues such as the focus on the requalification of waterfronts with recreational and leisure activities and the environmental recovery of compromised spaces; greater attention to the quality of the built space and a greater role of public spaces in urban policies or even the relevance of urban marketing and tourism promotion are themes introduced by Expo ’98 and that had several subsequent manifestations in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area.

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28th of November | Thalia Theatre

14.30 Opening

15.00 Roundtable
Moderation by Nuno Saraiva | ISCTE-IUL
Paulo Tormenta Pinto ISCTE-IUL
Catarina Assis Pacheco F|C – Arquitectura Paisagista
João Seixas Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Jorge Gaspar Universidade de Lisboa
Luís Santiago Baptista Universidade Lusófona
Sérgio Saraiva Baía do Tejo

18.00 Public Debate
18.30 Exhibition
Projects for Trafaria, Torrão and Cova do Vapor, by students of the Final Design Studio of the Integrated Master’s Degree in Architecture of ISCTE-IUL
Photography by João Carmo Simões

19.00 Closing

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Roundtable Panel

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Catarina Assis Pacheco
Is a landscape architect at f|c arquitectura paisagista office together with Filipa Cardoso de Menezes. The long list of works includes projects for city parks, public spaces, schools and institutional and private gardens. Their project approach mainly reflects a search for the meaning of the place, exploring the characteristics of each territory and, based on aesthetic, ecological and functional criteria, creating or revealing new readings of the landscape.

João Seixas
Is a professor and researcher on Geography, Territorial Planning and Urban Studies at NOVA FCSH, Portugal. He has a PhD in Geography from the Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona, a PhD in Sociology of Territory and Environment from ISCTE-IUL, and a Master in Urban and Regional Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He was commissioner of the Lisbon Strategic Charter for 2010-2024 and coordinator of the Political-Administrative Reform of the Portuguese capital. He was the exhibition “Futuros de Lisboa” commissioner, EGEAC/Museu de Lisboa.
For five years was a senior consultant of the URBACT programme / DG Regio and Urban / European Commission. He was a consultant of the ‘Guimarães Capital Europeia da Cultura 2012’. He has coordinated several scientific projects. Author of multiple scientific articles of national and international scope. He was visiting Professor at the Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona, at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and the Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia.

Jorge Gaspar 
Emeritus Professor at the University of Lisbon, Visiting Professor at the Instituto Superior Técnico and at the Universities of Umeå and Paris X. He coordinated applied research and projects in Geography, Planning and Urbanism. He has participated in studies and projects of regional and urban development in Portugal, Algeria, Macau, and Angola. He has collaborated in some major studies and projects of regional and urban development of the last half-century in Portugal: Sines, Regional Administration Project, EP OID Setubal Peninsula, Preparatory studies QCA I and II, PNPOT. He has published about twenty books and more than two and a half hundred articles. Vice-President of the Lisbon Academy of Sciences and member of the Academia Europaea; PhD HC by the Universities of León, Genève and Évora, University of Lisbon Prize, International Geocritic Prize, medal of merit from the Ministry of Science, and Gold medal from the Alvito municipality. In 1986 he founded CEDRU – Centro de Estudos e Desenvolvimento Regional e Urbano Lda, where he continues to collaborate.

Luís Santiago Baptista
Is an architect and has developed a multifaceted activity, including professional practice, university teaching, architectural criticism, exhibitions commissioning and publication of publications. He holds a Master’s Degree in Contemporary Architectural Culture (FA-UTL), Ph.D. in Architectural and Urban Culture (DARQ-UC). His research interests integrate the fields of urbanism, architecture, design and art, with a special focus on the connections between creative activity and contemporary intellectual, cultural and productive conditions. He was a guest assistant at FA-UTL and is a visiting assistant professor at ESAD-CR and ECATI-ULHT and a researcher at LEAU. He was a member of the Commissariat of Habitar Portugal 2006-2008, co-curator of the Viagem ao Invisível project, and member of the Management Committee e Working Group Leader of Writing Urban Places: New Narratives of the European City (COST Action CA18126, 2019).

Paulo Tormenta Pinto
Is an architect, and holds a PhD from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, in 2004. He is an Associated Professor with aggregation at ISCTE-IUL Department of Architecture and Urbanism and a researcher at DINÂMIA’CET-IUL. He coordinated the doctoral program on Architecture of Contemporary Metropolitan Territories of ISCTE-IUL (2011-2017), currently director of the Department of Architecture and Urbanism of ISCTE-IUL. He is the Head Researcher of the “The Grand Projects – Architectural and urbanistic operations after the 1998 Lisbon World Exposition” project funded by the FCT. He is a partner at Domitianus-Arquitectura and his work has been awarded several times, namely: the INH prize in 2002, IHRU 2012 award and Nun Teotónio Pereira Award 2016 – honourable mention.

Sérgio Saraiva
Is an architect, with an M.B.A. in Rehabilitation, Regeneration and Urban Upgrading (ESAI -AESE). Between 1995 and 2001 he worked in several private studios, between 2001 and 2012 he was an office coordinating architect and managing partner, including the development of design, planning and real estate assessment activities. Since 2012 he is administrator in AMBISIDER – Recuperações Ambientais, S.A., ECODETRA – Sociedade Tratamento e Deposição de Resíduos, S.A., A.C.E. E.G.F./Quimiparque, A.C.E., E.G.F./ SNESGES/ Urbindústria and BAIA DO TEJO – Parques Empresariais, S.A. He is currently an Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Baia do Tejo, SA with responsibility for the Commercial, Infrastructure and Works, Urban Planning, Museological Heritage, Business Parks Operational Directorate, Environment and Social Responsibility areas. Since 2016, he coordinates the institutional representation of the brand Lisbon South Bay (a territorial marketing partnership between Baía do Tejo and the Municipalities of Almada, Barreiro and Seixal).