Codfish Architecture

Promoter: Fundação Centro Cultural de Belém


Universidade do Minho - Lab2PT;

Escola de Arquitetura e Design de Oslo;

EEA Grants: 13 301,74 €

Grace Code: PT-BI023

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What did this initiative focus on?

To broaden the possibilities opened by the exhibition The Sea Is Our Land, the Centro Cultural de Belém/Garagem Sul organised a debate bringing together the cultures of fishing and the built environment between Portugal and Norway.

The initiative Codfish Architecture aimed to bring together ongoing research at the School of Architecture of the University of Minho, which integrates the Laboratory of Landscapes, Heritage and Territory (Lab2PT) and the Oslo School of Architecture and Design.

The debate focused on the dynamic relations between marine ecosystems and the built environment, allowing an understanding of how port cities and territories of Portugal and Norway have been transformed according to fishing practices, technological processes of fish processing and the impact of human activity on marine ecosystems.

The exchange programme allowed for conferences in both countries and the publication of the results, in another volume of Cadernos da Garagem.

     *Photo - Unloading of codfish in the refrigerated warehouses of the Regulating Commission of the Commerce of Codfish, Oporto, undated. Courtesy of the Ethnography and History Museum of Póvoa de Varzim.