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Lisbon Architecture Triennale
12 Sep – 15 Dec 2013

Close, Closer is a series of exhibitions and public programmes which aims to challenge and question the role of the architect in contemporary society. We are initiating a discussion around this fast-changing landscape and your input is critical. How can we get closer? It's over to you!

Read the Close, Closer launch booklet


The premise of the third Lisbon Architecture Triennale is not to give answers, but to position questions that through their sphere and context contain both a statement of intent and a call to action.
Close, Closeris an investigation into the expanding field of contemporary architectural practice. Over the course of three months, through diverse platforms of exhibitions, events, speeches, conversations, plays, stories, campaigns, competitions, dinners, debates, parliaments, publications, interfaces, atmospheres, experiments, inventions and civic actions, the Triennale is considering the condition in which architecture is practiced and the way it is framed, expressed and understood. Four central programmes Future Perfect, The Real and Other Fictions, The Institute Effect and New Publics, as well as a multitude of Associated Projects, present architecture not just as an object and idea to be mediated, but as the act of mediation itself.