Center for Studies in Architecture and Urbanism


Center for Studies
in Architecture and Urbanism

Drawing Experience Open House Porto 2024

Application deadline: June 21, 2024

Online applications on the EXPERIENCE OF DESIGN project page

FAUP is once again partnering with the Porto Open House, during the weekend of July 6-7, 2024, with the 8th edition of the Design Experience initiative.

All students, Erasmus students and FAUP alumni are invited to take part in this drawing action, challenging each participant to bring their drawing to the public in selected spaces on the Open House Porto itinerary.

Experiência do Desenho

The Drawing Experience aims to disseminate the act of drawing, a common practice in the training and practice of architecture and an identifying characteristic of the so-called “Porto School”. This activity is part of the 'Kaleidoscope' program, a set of free activities produced in partnership with Casa da Arquitectura during Open House Porto. In this activity, participants turn the exercise of drawing into a meeting place, a reason for contact and the creation of a joint memory, through the spontaneous gesture of offering a drawing made in situ to those who visit the Open House Porto itinerary of works that are part of this initiative. Those who receive a drawing are invited to share a scan of it and a comment about the experience via email: and the social networks associated with the project.

Participation is free and subject to prior registration, using the form available on the project page:

Noémia Herdade Gomes, Carlos Machado e Moura, Rui Neto, Mariana Martins de Carvalho (FAUP-CEAU), Filipa Ferreira, Susana Ribeiro, Mariana Maia Rocha, Raquel Babo, Gonçalo Guimarães (FAUP alumni), Ana Catarina Silva, Mariana Pinho, Bernardo Machado (FAUP students).

This is an initiative associated with Open House Porto and Casa da Arquitectura, promoted by the 'Collection of Drawings' research line, developed at the Center for Architecture and Urbanism Studies of the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto (CEAU-FAUP) in the Architecture: Theory, Project, History (ATPH) Group. The project has the collaboration of the University of Porto Digital (UPdigital), the Faculties of Letters (FLUP) and Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP), the Marques da Silva Foundation (FIMS), the Order of Architects - Northern Regional Section (OASRN) and Sistema do Futuro - Multimedia, Management and Art.

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Open House Porto 2024

Open House Porto (OHP) will join the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of April 25 this year. Under the theme of '50 Years of Building Freedom', OHP is curated by architects Teresa Novais and Margarida Quintã and will involve the cities of Porto, Maia, Matosinhos and Vila Nova de Gaia

In the company of experts and volunteers, the doors of the public initiative architecture carried out in the last 50 years by the four cities will be opened at Open House Porto.

All visits and activities are free of charge.

Open House Porto is organized and produced by Casa da Arquitectura (CA) - Centro Português de Arquitectura with the Strategic Partnership of the Municipalities of Maia, Matosinhos, Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia.

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