Storefront IS Lisbon

September 11-15, 2013


Storefront International Series: Lisbon (Storefront IS Lisbon) was a five-day series of events that took place in contested sites across the city of Lisbon, while addressing the most pressing issues in the construction of public life in the region. Local and global agents from different fields presented and discussed their ideas and observations on various sites throughout the city in order to articulate some of the most relevant questions of the cultural and physical landscapes in contemporary southern Europe. Going beyond social, disciplinary or ideological boundaries, Storefront IS Lisbon aimed to break established lines of division to produce spaces of collective thought, reflection and ultimately, action. 


Storefront IS Lisbon was presented as part of the Institute Effect at the 3rd Lisbon Architecture Triennial: Close, Closer.



Global and local experts for Storefront International Series: Lisbon include  Diogo Aguiar (Lisbon, architect and curator), Ethel Baraona Pohl (Nicaraguan/Catalan Architect and editor), Frederico Duarte, Nacho González Galán (New York/Madrid, architect), João Gomes da Silva (Lisbon, landscape architect), Jaffer Kolb (New York, architect), João Jesus (Lisbon, architect and curator), Andrés Jaque (Madrid/New York, Architect), Jimenez Lai (Chicago, architect), Ang Li (New York, architect), Guillermo López (Barcelona, architect), Adam Michaels (New York Designer), Teresa Otto (Porto architect), Tiago Mota Saraiva (Lisbon, architect), Ines Moreira (Lisbon, architect and curator), Joaquim Moreno (Lisbon/New York architect and editor), Paulo Moreira (Porto, architect and writer), David Peñuela (Treviso, interactive designer), Andreia Salavessa (Lisbon, architect), Phoebe Springstubb (New York, architect), Zuloark (Spanish collective of architecture)



Definitions Series: OLD

September 11, 2013, 6pm

Jardim Botto Machado

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September 12, 2013, 6pm

Horror Vacui Project / R. do Crucifixo 77

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Productive Disagreement Series:  CITY BRANDING/MAKING

September 13, 2013, 1pm

Parque de Naçoes – Portugal Pavilion

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Walking Series:  MIND THE TOURIST

September 14, 2013, 12pm

Largo de Sé – Pátio de Dom Fradrique

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Manifesto Series:  OUTLAWS

September 14, 2013, 5pm

Venue to be announced a few hours prior to the event

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Paella Series:  FEED THE VOID: Time to eat, behave natural

September 15, 2013, 11pm

Praça da Figueira, The Civic Stage

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This is the second edition of Storefront I.S. The first presentation of Storefront I.S. took place in the Dominican Republic in Summer 2013.  Additional programs in other regions are currently in development. For more information contact .


Seed support for the Storefront International Series has been provided by Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc