Center for Studies in Architecture and Urbanism


Center for Studies
in Architecture and Urbanism

Octopus Choreographies 2024.2025 Applications, Continuing Education Course
Fishing Architecture

Applications: June 18 - July 8, 2024

Application Form [June 18 - July 8, 2024]

The five-day immersive workshop entitled 'Octopus Choreographies' will take place in the vibrant fishing community of Angeiras. This unique event explores the intricate relationship between marine ecosystems, coastal architecture and local fishing practices.

Angeiras is known for its characteristic stone houses and thriving fishing activities, which target various marine species such as pout, sea bass, shrimp, lobster and octopus.

This workshop is an integral part of the work being carried out as part of the "Fishing Architecture" project.

Program content
This workshop will focus on the life cycle and capture of octopuses, providing participants with the opportunity to collect and analyze scientific and architectural data in three key areas.

- The Sea: Understanding the natural habitat of octopuses, their interaction with fishing gear and how they are caught. The Coast: Observing and documenting boat maneuvers, fishing gear and how it interacts with coastal infrastructures.

- The Market: Analyze the economic aspects of the fishing industry, focusing on the weight, commercial value and market dynamics of catches.

Participants will carry out field studies, data collection, ecological and species research, as well as creative documentation techniques, including drawing, to relate and interpret the results.

The workshop aims to comprehensively portray the dynamic interactions between octopuses, fishermen and their environment.

More information on the 'Fishing Architecture Fieldwork' Continuing Education Course page.

Expected outcomes
By the end of the workshop, participants will have developed a detailed understanding of local fishing processes and their wider implications. The data collected and the narratives created will increase our appreciation of the delicate balance between human activity and marine life.

— Researchers, students, artists and anyone interested in marine biology, geography, environmental sciences, anthropology, architecture, history and related areas
— Interested in learning about and contributing to this interdisciplinary exploration.

— 22-27 de september 2024
— 27 hours / 1.0 ECTS

June 18 - July 8, 2024
More information:

- 6 vacancies

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