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PHOTOGRAPHY, MODERN ARCHITECTURE AND THE “SCOOL OF OPORTO”: INTERPRETATIONS AROUND TEÓFILO REGO ARCHIVE

Since its very earliest history, photography has selected architecture as one of its main themes. Over the past two centuries, too often, the first encounter with a building or constructed environment comes from looking at an image, usually a photograph. However, despite its importance, the study of architectural photography is generally underestimated.

This research project focuses on the analysis of the relationship between photography and architecture, particularly in the context of the emergence of modern architecture in Portugal, from the study of Teófilo Rego photographic archive, which documents the works of the generation of Oporto architects known as the “Escola do Porto” (School of Oporto).

The main goal is to analyze the potential of the photographic record as a tool to develop new interpretations on theory, criticism and history of architecture from 1940 onwards, when the spread of both modern architecture and photographic practice coincided in Portugal.

The starting point of this research is the collection of the photographer Teófilo Rego (1914-1993). Belonging to the Fundação Manuel Leão, this archive has approximately 600,000 photographs, whose systematic study remains to be done. This collection illustrates, amongst other things, one of the most comprehensive portrayal of Modern Architecture in Northern Portugal, bringing together photographs of the works of architects such as José Marques da Silva, João Andresen, Januário Godinho, Arnaldo Araújo, Luis Padua Ramos, José Carlos Loureiro, Alfredo Viana de Lima, Agostinho Gonçalves Ricca and Rogério de Azevedo, amongst others.
Besides its enormous historical interest, the Teófilo Rego archive — mainly composed of unpublished photographs of both built and unbuilt architectural and urban projects of these architects, central figures of the internationally recognized “Escola do Porto”, born under the pedagogical influences of José Marques da Silva and Carlos Ramos — as a collection, gathers together a work basis that enables the carrying out of a number of other readings of comparable interest.

Besides permitting us to further study this particular period of the history of Portuguese architecture, by accompanying it by a monographic and highly specialized view, also enables us to establish a critical reading on the role of photography in architectural production. All this within the specific context of the “Escola do Porto”, but also recognizable in a Portuguese architecture, somehow affiliated with it.

And so, it is hoped with this project — in addition to the analysis how architectural design and its image influence each other or how editing and producing photographic images become tools of communication and design — to understand what kind of relationships were established between photographers and architects, and how the photographs were used: if the purpose was strictly professional, if they were used to build a personal archive, or whether they were produced for exhibitions and publications. Being important, for each of these cases, to determine to what extent the photographer remained anonymous, while the image highlighted the author of the photographed object: the architect. Demonstrating precisely how, from the beginning of modern architecture, photography came to provide an essential tool in the conception, dissemination and promotion of architectural design, as well as an indispensable tool in the communication of its ideas and theories.
This project has three main objectives:

1) To begin the restoration, organization and study of the Teófilo Rego archive, in order to establish a collection on photography and modern architecture relating to Oporto and the north of Portugal.

2) To produce a critical reading on the relationship between photography and architecture, in the context of the emergence of the “Escola do Porto”, with the purpose of clarifying the role of photography as a communication and design tool in the field of architectural production, from the beginning of modern portuguese architecture to the present day.

3) To make this collection, and its critical reading, available to both a specialized and non-specialized public, through the organization of a public online database, a book on modern architecture in Oporto and the north of portugal, an exhibition and its educational services.

With this triple approach, the project will seek to go beyond simply preserving and contextualizing the collection, allowing also the public access to the photographs themselves as well to all the knowledge produced. On the other hand, through an exhibition and its educational service, this project will provide an experimental thinking and learning space, with the purpose of looking to a photographic archive from a contemporary perspective.

Background

FOTOGRAFIA, ARQUITECTURA MODERNA E A “ESCOLA DO PORTO”: INTERPRETAÇÕES EM TORNO DO ARQUIVO TEÓFILO REGO
(FCT: PTDC/ATP-AQI/4805/2012 – COMPETE: FCOMP-01-0124-FEDER-028054)
2013-2015

Principal Investigator
Alexandra Trevisan (June 2014 – )
Miguel Silva Graça (April 2013 – May 2014)

Proposing Institution
Cooperativa de Ensino Superior Artístico do Porto (CESAP)

Participating Institution
Fundação Manuel Leão (FML)

Instituição de Acolhimento
Escola Superior Artística do Porto

Research Unit
CEAA | Centro de Estudos Arnaldo Araújo (uID 4041 da FCT)

Consultants
João Belo Rodeia
Pedro Bandeira
Rémi Papillault
Rui Prata

Funding
Projecto co-financiado pela Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia I.P. (PIDDAC) e pelo Fundo Europeu de Desenvolvimento Regional – FEDER, através do COMPETE – Programa Operacional Fatores de Competitividade (POFC)

Team

Principal Investigator
Alexandra Trevisan

Researchers
Alexandra Cardoso
Assunção Pestana
César Machado Moreira
Inês Azevedo
Joana Mateus
Jorge Cunha Pimentel
Josefina González Cubero
Maria Helena Maia
Miguel Moreira Pinto
Miguel Silva Graça

Research fellow
Graça Barradas

Research Internships
Mariana Rocha (ECI)
Pedro Barreto
Rui Rocha (ECI)

Activities

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PROGRAM

FAMEP | II JORNADAS
o fotógrafo e os arquitetos

5 de Dezembro de 2014
Auditório da ESAP

10h – Abertura dos trabalhos

10h10m -  Fotografia, Arquitectura Moderna e ‘Escola do Porto’: interpretações em torno do Arquivo de Teófilo Rego. Expectativas e Surpresas. Alexandra Trevisan (CEAA/ESAP)

10h40 - Coffee Break

10h55 – Fotografia y Arquitectura Moderna en España, 1925-65. Iñaki Bergera

11h25 – Coffee Break

11h40 – Teófilo Rego e os arquitectos do Porto, uma relação profissional. Maria Helena Maia e Alexandra Trevisan (CEAA/ESAP)

12h00 – Debate

12h30 – Pausa para almoço.

14h30 - A sombra do Arquitecto – da colaboração entre Teófilo Rego e João Andresen.  Miguel Moreira Pinto (CEAA)

14h50 - A presença da obra de Rogério de Azevedo na fotografia de Teófilo Rego. Jorge Cunha Pimentel (CEAA/ESAP)

15h10 – Uma ideia de Paisagem na acção da HICA. Da transformação à percepção. César Machado Moreira (CEAA)

15h30 – debate

17h00  – Inauguração da Exposição
Fotografias do Porto de Teófilo Rêgo
Galeria da ESAP.


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PROGRAM

FAMEP | I JORNADAS
fotografia e arquivo

10 de Outubro de 2014
Auditório da ESAP

 

09h30 – Recepção

10h00 - Apresentação do projeto Fotografia, Arquitectura Moderna e a “Escola do Porto”. Interpretações em torno do Arquivo Teófilo Rego -  Alexandra Trevisan (CEAA-ESAP)

10h15 - Trabalhando sobre um arquivo – uma abordagem integrada - Joana Mateus / Inês Azevedo (Casa da Imagem-FML)

10h30 – Pausa para café

Sessão 1 – ARQUIVOS
Moderador: Alexandra Trevisan

10h45  – O fundo fotográfico Teófilo Rego – Da preservação ao acesso online
   Graça Barradas (CEAA-ESAP)

11h00 – Conservação de fotografia. Perspetivas de uma fotógrafa num arquivo
Cláudia Gaspar (Casa da Imagem-FML)

11h15 – Porto, memória fotográfica  –  As fotografias de Teófilo Rego no Arquivo Histórico Municipal
               Manuel Araújo (DMAH – Casa do Infante)

11h30 – Debate

11h45 – Pausa para café

Sessão 2 – ARQUIVO
Moderador: Jorge Pimentel

12h00 – Do arquivo como normalização ao arquivo como criação - Eduarda Neves (CEAA-ESAP)

12h15 – O anterior e interno ao fazer – Desenho a partir de imagens do arquivo pessoal ~Irene Loureiro (artista plástica)

12h30 – Curva ascendente (Espetáculo performativo) - Tânia Dinis (FBAUP)

12h45 – Debate

13h00 – Pausa para almoço

Sessão 3 – NARRATIVAS
Moderador: Maria Helena Maia

15h30 – Os objectos falantes do fundo fotográfico Teófilo Rego. A relação entre o sujeito e o objecto  na construção da narrativa - Marta Ribeiro (Casa da Imagem-FML)

15h45 – O objecto no centro: o espólio como metodologia - Aida Castro (CECL-FCSH-UNL / IIADS-FBAUP)

16h00 – Em exposição - Inês Azevedo / Joana Mateus (Casa da Imagem-FML)

16h15 – Debate

17h00 – Encerramento


CALL FOR 2 RESEARCH INTERNSHIPS CREDITED 

Results of the call

2 research internships credited were assigned by CEAA | Arnaldo Araújo Research Center of Escola Superior Artística do Porto, within the R&D Projecto Photography, Modern Architecture And The “School Of Oporto”: Interpretations Around Teófilo Rego Archive  (PTDC/ATP-AQI/4805/2012; FCOMP-01-0124 -FEDER-028054),funded by FCT – Foundation for Science and Technology, following open call for the effect.

Both places were assigned to students of ESAP’s Visual Arts / Photography degree:

  • Mariana Paredes da Rocha (ECI/CEAA/2014/01/FAMEP)
  • Rui Filipe da Silva Pereira Rocha (ECI/CEAA/2014/01/FAMEP)

Edital para download

CONCURSO PARA 1 BOLSA DE INVESTIGAÇÃO (BI)
Publicação dos resultados

Publicam-se os resultados do concurso para a atribuição de uma Bolsa de Investigação (BI) no âmbito do projecto de I&D Fotografia, Arquitectura Moderna e a «Escola do Porto»: Interpretações em torno do Arquivo Teófilo Rego, do Centro de Estudos Arnaldo Araújo da Escola Superior Artística do Porto (PTDC/ATP-AQI/4805/2012), co-financiado pela Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia I.P. (PIDDAC) e pelo Fundo Europeu de Desenvolvimento Regional – FEDER, através do COMPETE – Programa Operacional Fatores de Competitividade (POFC), que se encontram já afixados nas instalações da ESAP (afixados na ESAP – Largo de S. Domingos,80; Porto):

Actividades anteriores ao início do projecto (2012)

GRAÇA, Miguel Silva – Photography, Modern Architecture and the «School of Porto»: Interpretations around Teófilo Rego Archive. Presentation of the project at the inauguration of Casa da Imagem – Fundação Manuel Leão. Vila Nova de Gaia, Setembro 2012.

Conference papers

2014

Photographer and architects, a professional collaboration.
Alexandra Trevisan and Helena Maia.
The International Conference On the Image, Berlin, November 2014.

Teófilo Rego’s Oporto: modern architecture and city readings through photographic postcards.
Miguel Silva Graça
The International Conference On the Image, Berlin, November 2014.

Photographs of the theatre that could not be. Maruja Mallo´s stage designs
Josefina Gonzalez Cubero
International conference Dramatic Architectures, Places of Drama, Drama for Places. ESAP, Porto, 3-5 de Novembro 2014.

Um Teatro Itinerante
Alexandra Trevisan
International conference Dramatic Architectures, Places of Drama, Drama for Places. ESAP, Porto, 3- 5 de Novembro 2014.

Em exposição
Inês Azevedo, Joana Mateus
I Jornada FAMEP – Fotografia e Arquivo, ESAP, Porto, 10 de Outubro de 2014.

O fundo fotográfico Teófilo Rego – da preservação ao acesso online
Graça Barradas
I Jornada FAMEP – Fotografia e Arquivo, ESAP, Porto, 10 de Outubro de 2014.

Trabalhando sobre um arquivo – uma abordagem integrada
Joana Mateus, Inês Azevedo
I Jornada FAMEP – Fotografia e Arquivo, ESAP, Porto, 10 de Outubro de 2014.

On Modern Architecture, photography and city readings: Teófilo Rego and the “School of Oporto”
Maria Helena Maia, Alexandra Trevisan, Miguel Moreira Pinto
4th Annual International Conference on Architecture, org. Athens Institute for Education and Research, Athens, Greece, 7-10 July 2014.

Hydroelectric towns in Portugal
César Machado Moreira
International Conference 20th Century New Towns. Archetypes and Uncertainties, Escola Superior Artística do Porto, 22-24 Maio de 2014

Fotografia de arquitectura em Portugal, a propósito do arquivo Teófilo Rego
Alexandra Trevisan,
Seminário 4.2 Arquitectura e Artes Plásticas do Mestrado Integrado em Arquitectura, Escola Superior Artística do Porto, Março de 2014.

2013

It’s Not Just about Buildings: Looking for New Relations between Photography, Modern Architecture and “Escola do Porto”
Miguel Silva Graça
The Image 2013: Fourth International Conference on the Image, Chicago, U.S.A., October 2013.

A construção de arquivos digitais pautada pela investigação – o Arquivo Teófilo Rego e a fotografia de arquitectura
Graça Barradas
II Encontro de Arquivos Contemporâneos, Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, Outubro de 2013.

Fotografia, paisagem e arquitectura moderna: Januário Godinho, Teófilo Rego e Álvaro Cardoso de Azevedo / the HICA connection
Miguel Silva Graça
Conversas em volta de um livro: Januário Godinho – Leituras do Movimento Moderno, Escola Superior Artística do Porto, Junho de 2013.

Lacunas and their interpretations: a contemporary look at the photographic work of Teófilo Rego
Inês Azevedo, Joana Mateus, Assunção Pestana
Contemphoto’13. Contemporary Photography Conference. Visualisation & Urban History in Contemporary Photography, Istanbul, Dakam Publishing, May 2013.

Photography, Landscape and Modern Architecture: Januário Godinho, Teófilo Rego and Álvaro Cardoso de Azevedo – The HICA Connection 
César Moreira, Miguel Silva Graça
Contemphoto’13. Contemporary Photography Conference. Visualisation & Urban History in Contemporary Photography, Istanbul, Dakam Publishing, May 2013.

Papers previous to the beginning of the project (2012)

The Photographer and the Architect: a case study
Inês Azevedo; Miguel Silva Graça; Joana Mateus; Jorge Cunha Pimentel; Miguel Moreira Pinto; Duarte Ribeiro e Alexandra Trevisan
2nd International Conference of Photography and Theory  Photography and Museums: Displayed and Displaying, Thalassa Municipal Museum, Ayia Napa, Cyprus, 30 Novembro-2 Dezembro 2012

It’s Not Just About Buildings: Looking forward to a new Portuguese Modernist Architecture Photographic Archive
Inês Azevedo; Miguel Silva Graça; Joana Mateus; Jorge Cunha Pimentel; Miguel Moreira Pinto; Duarte Ribeiro e Alexandra Trevisan
5th Rizal Library International Conference “Libraries, Archives and Museums : Common Challenges, Unique Approaches” / Local: Manila (Philippines): Ateneo de Manila University, 25-26 Outubro 2012

Fotografia e Arquitectura Moderna: a visão de Teófilo Rego e a Nova Monumentalidade de João Andresen
Inês Azevedo; Miguel Silva Graça; Joana Mateus; Jorge Cunha Pimentel; Miguel Moreira Pinto; Duarte Ribeiro e Alexandra Trevisan
2nd Edition of the International Seminar “On the Surface: Public Space and Architectural Images in debate”. Porto: FAUP, Junho 2012

Architecture et photographie d’architecture au XIXe siècle en Portugal
Alexandra Trevisan e Maria Helena Maia
Journée d’étude “Architectes et photographes au XIXe siècle”. Paris: INHA, 23 Outubro 2012

Published Research

Alexandra Trevisan and Helena Maia
Photographer and architects, a professional collaboration.
Aceite (2014) in The International Journal of The Image, Illinois (USA): Common Ground Publishing LLC

Alexandra Trevisan
Um Teatro Itinerante
International conference Dramatic Architectures, Places of Drama, Drama for Places. Conference Proceedings. Porto: CEAA, 2014, p.522-534

Josefina Gonzalez Cubero
Photographs of the theatre that could not be. Maruja Mallo´s stage designs
International conference Dramatic Architectures, Places of Drama, Drama for Places. Conference Proceedings. Porto: CEAA, 2014, p.203-220

Joana Mateus, Inês Azevedo
Trabalhando sobre um arquivo – uma abordagem integrada
Aceite (Outubro 2014) para publicação Jornada FAMEP – Fotografia e Arquivo, ESAP, Porto, 10 de Outubro de 2014.

Graça Barradas
O fundo fotográfico Teófilo Rego – da preservação ao acesso online
Aceite (Outubro 2014) para publicação I Jornada FAMEP – Fotografia e Arquivo, ESAP, 2014.

Inês Azevedo, Joana Mateus
Em exposição
Aceite (Outubro 2014) para publicação I Jornada FAMEP – Fotografia e Arquivo, ESAP, 2014.

Maria Helena Maia, Alexandra Trevisan and Miguel Moreira Pinto
On Modern Architecture, photography and city readings: Teófilo Rego and the “School of Oporto”
Aceite (Julho 2014) 4th Annual International Conference on Architecture, org. Athens Institute for Education and Research, Athens, Greece, 7-10 July 2014.

César Machado Moreira
Hydroelectric Towns in Portugal
in 20th Century New Towns. Archetypes and Uncertainties. Conference Proceedings.Porto: Departamento de Arquitetura e Centro de Estudos Arnaldo Araújo da ESAP, 2014, p. 263-276.

Graça Barradas and Miguel Silva Graça
The Recovery of commercial photographic archives throughthe construction of online databases: The Teofilo Rego archive as a case study
in The International Journal of The Image, volume 5, issue 2. Illinois (USA): Common Ground Publishing LLC, 2014. pp. 15-23

César Moreira and Miguel Silva Graça
Photography, landscape and Modern Architecture: Januário Godinho, Teófilo Rego and Álvaro Cardoso de Azevedo – The HICA Connection in Contemphoto’13. Contemporary Photography Conference. Visualisation & Urban History in Contemporary Photography, Istanbul: Dakam Publishing, 2013, pp. 96-108

Inês Azevedo, Joana Mateus and Assunção Pestana
Lacunas and their interpretations: a contemporary look at the photographic work of Teófilo Rego. in Contemphoto’13. Contemporary Photography Conference. Visualisation & Urban History in Contemporary Photography, Istanbul: Dakam Publishing, 2013, pp. 28-35

Alexandra Trevisan, Maria Helena Maia
Architecture et photographie d’architecture au XIXe siècle en Portugal
Aceite (Janeiro de 2013) para publicação, Architectes et photographes au XIXe siècle, Journée d’études, Paris, INHA

Inês Azevedo, Miguel Silva Graça, Joana Mateus, Jorge Cunha Pimentel, Miguel Moreira Pinto, Duarte Ribeiro, Alexandra Trevisan
Fotografia e Arquitectura Moderna: a visão de Teófilo Rego e a Nova Monumentalidade de João Andresen
Aceite (Junho de 2012) para publicação em On the Surface: Public Space and Architectural Images in debate, Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade de Porto

Trabalhos anteriores ao início do projecto (2012)

Inês Azevedo, Miguel Silva Graça, Joana Mateus, Jorge Cunha Pimentel, Miguel Moreira Pinto, Duarte Ribeiro, Alexandra Trevisan
It’s Not Just About Buildings: Looking forward to a new Portuguese Modernist Architecture Photographic Archive
Aceite para publicação (Junho de 2012) in 5th Rizal Library International Conference
Libraries, Archives and Museums : Common Challenges, Unique Approaches, Conference proceedings . Manila (Philippines): Ateneo de Manila University, 2012

Inês Azevedo, Miguel Silva Graça, Joana Mateus, Jorge Cunha Pimentel, Miguel Moreira Pinto, Duarte Ribeiro, Alexandra Trevisan
The Photographer and the Architect: a case study”.
Aceite para publicação (Agosto de 2012) in 2nd International Conference of Photography and Theory – Photography and Museums: Displayed and Displaying, Conference proceedings. Ayia Napa (Chipre): University of Cyprus, 2012