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Art, Architecture and Public Space

May 14, 2014, 6:00 pm

As part of the Distinguished Visitor Programme Public Lecture Series at the University of Central Lancashire, In Certain Places presents a public talk by Professor Gabriela Vaz-Pinheiro of the University of Porto, Portugal.

6pm – 8pm, Wednesday 14th May 2014
Lecture Theatre 4, Foster Building, Corporation Street, University of Central Lancashire, Preston

Professor Vaz-Pinheiro is an artist and curator of public art and design for urban space, who has a wealth of experience of building partnerships between academic institutions and city authorities to create high-profile public art, cultural and architectural programmes. Her talk will present examples from her practice, including her work as the Art and Architecture Director for Guimarães 2012 European Capital of Culture. Within this role, she curated a programme of temporary public art and architectural works by international practitioners, which were installed across the city and explored the roles of memory and technology within the built environment. As a mid-sized, post-industrial city, Guimarães shares characteristics and faces similar challenges to Preston. Professor Vaz-Pinheiro’s talk will therefore provide a useful focus for further discussions about the role of creativity and culture within the future of such places.
Gabriela Vaz-Pinheiro holds a Degree in Sculpture from the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Porto, the European Scenography Master of Arts from Central St Martin's College and Utrecht School of the Arts; Master of Arts Theory and Practice of Public Art & Design at Chelsea College of Art & Design; and a PhD by project at Chelsea College. She was invited lecturer at Central St. Martins College of Art & Design, London, between 1998 and 2006, and has been awarded scholarships from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Ministry of Culture, Contemporary Art Society and The London Institute. Through collaboration with the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, she has organised conferences such as ‘Spaced Out’, which explored issues of interdisciplinarity between art and architecture. She publishes in international art and art research magazines and has edited several books. Professor, since 2004, at the Fine Art Faculty, University of Porto, she is Director of the Master of Art and Design for the Public Space and Integrated Member of the i2ads - Institute of Research in Art Design and Society. She was responsible for the Art and Architecture Programme for Guimarães 2012 European Capital of Culture.

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Open Cinema by architect Colin Fournier, commissioned for GuimarĂ£es 2012 European Capital of Culture.

Open Cinema by architect Colin Fournier, commissioned for GuimarĂ£es 2012 European Capital of Culture.