Taking the Country’s Side: Agriculture and Architecture – Lisboa Green Capital 2020

Taking the Country’s Side: Agriculture and Architecture

Centro Cultural de Belém - Garagem Sul
29 November 2019 a 16 February 2020



Taking the Country’s Side: Agriculture and Architecture

Tema: Agriculture | Architecture

Taking stock of the severe environmental predicament that now faces our world, this exhibition intends to ignite a reflection (both retrospective and prospective) on the strong link between the twin disciplines of agriculture and architecture, and on their growing divorce since the industrial revolution.

It aims to learn from agricultural scientists, activists, and designers who have consistently explored the hypothesis of a future of energy descent and its consequences, for the redesign and maintenance of living territories. Agroecology and permaculture have evolved useful concepts and strategies for imagining a post-industrial technology based on a radical economy of energy and material resources.

What if we consider permaculture not only as a kind of architecture? What about redefining architecture’s rationality and economy of means today?

The exhibition is structured in three main areas: a central space with seven sections, a large-scale illustration and a screening area for documentary films. “Taking the Country’s Side” is a reflexive and didactic attempt to reconnect architecture and agriculture and to emphasize lessons that contemporary

This exhibition is curated by the French philosopher Sébastien Marot and it's a co-production between the Lisbon Architecture Triennale and the CCB.

More information: https://2019.trienaldelisboa.com/exposicoes/agricultura-e-arquitectura-do-lado-do-campo/