Triennale 2022

[ Oct. / Dec. 2022 ] The 6th edition of the Lisboa Architecture Triennale returns to the Portuguese capital with the theme "Earth", exploring how new paradigms are changing our ways of place-making in a globalised Planet.

Terra (EARTH)

It’s the 6th edition of the Triennale 2022. With different meanings, depending on the scale and the observer, Terra expresses the territory, the city, the landscape, the place where we belong, or a continent seen from the sea. It may be a habitable planet or material for cultivation. It may be excessive or lacking, and it may be an obstacle or an element in the construction of communities. And it is with a sense of emergency that the Triennale 2022 calls for reflexion on all these dimensions closely related to architecture.

The programme consists of 4 exhibitions, 4 books, 3 awards, 3 days of conferences and a selection of independent Associated Projects. This edition’s design is chief-curated by the Portuguese duo Cristina Veríssimo and Diogo Burnay, founders of the architecture studio CVDB, who started the research work in 2020.

As an international forum that promotes questioning around research and practice, Terra incorporates a declaration of intent and a call to action. It proposes the evolution from the current fragmented and linear system model, characterised by an excessive use of resources, towards a circular and holistic system model, motivated by a greater and deeper balance between communities, resources and processes.

Terra suggests that, after a context of closure because of the pandemic, the future should be reassessed by intersecting and exchanging knowledge and practices capable of coexisting, contributing to a more sustainable future for the planet and all its inhabitants.