INSTITUTO is a focal point for different forms of cultural expression, located in the heart of Porto. The team’s interests and backgrounds have given rise to a programme that diverges from the field of architecture to encompass the visual and spatial arts, critical thinking and multidisciplinary collaborations. INSTITUTO encourages the creation and exploration of new contemporary discourses through interdisciplinarity, the informality of the space and the will to tackle burning issues in today’s society.
INSTITUTO hosts residencies for artists, architects and researchers who are looking for an opportunity to live and work in Porto for a period of up to 3 months. They accept self-funded spontaneous applications and we also provide support with applications for grants suggested by candidates. INSTITUTO asks applicants to fill the application form, including a bio/CV and a synopsis of the project to be developed during residency stay. Proposals related to architecture, critical spatial practices, urban culture and postcolonial subjects are welcomed with a tangible public and social impact. The residency includes a presentation of the work in our venue, at a public event.
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