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New submission dates! Two new debates - check the new calendar!

To update the curatorial response to the postponement of the 17th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia until 2021, the Open Call is now open to two additional debates, which will take place on-line in autumn 2020 through two open access video-conferences. The dates of the other debates have also been postponed.

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In Conflict is the Portuguese Representation at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia. The Portuguese Representation in 2021 is commissioned by the Directorate-General for the Arts and curated by depA architects, which is also responsible for the exhibition project.

With the support of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale and Mira Forum, In Conflict launches an open invitation to select five proposals for debate to be part of the official programme.

Along with the debates selected by this Open Call, a pair of guests directly selected by the curators will organise three other events, making up an international cycle of eight debates.

The cycle of debates will be held in Autumn 2020, as two on-line open access video conferences and in 2021 - between May and July - In Venice, at the Portugal Pavilion; in Lisbon, at the headquarters of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale; in Porto, at Mira Forum - with two events in each of the three cities. Thus, based on this call proposals shall be selected for the two videoconferences and for one event in each of the cities.

A second volume of the catalogue of the official Portuguese Representation will be published on these eight debates, with contributions from all the coordinators of the eight events, including those selected through this open call.
The aim is to extend the reach of In Conflict by calling for proposals for debates that promise to bring together the agents of the transformation of city planning and design – including people linked to activism, politics, journalism, research, architecture and the arts, for example – both locally and internationally, and in an open and cross-disciplinary dialogue.

The proposals sought should promote a plural discussion without false consensus about some of the challenges posed by the need to live together, contributing to the response of the Portuguese Representation to the challenge launched by the curator of the Venice Architecture Biennale 2021, Hashim Sarkis.

The portuguese pavilion will once again occupy the Palazzo Giustinian Lolin, of the Ugo and Olga Levi Foundation, and will be open to the public from 22 May until 21 November.