AS TORRES E OS BOSQUES:
ESCOMBROS DE UMA CIDADE FORDISTA
BY JIÔN KIIM
"As Torres e os Bosques: Escombros da Cidade Fordista" focuses on the remains of a Fordist city. Jiôn Kiim has been conducting photographic research of industrial ruins in Greater Porto, searching for the specific temporality of such abandonment and for the suspension of contemporary frenetic rhythms. This book is the result of a new methodology where Jiôn Kiim abandoned the maps that have usually guided her, and wandered through the city by following the clues that appeared in the sky. The artist found curious juxtapositions: brick industrial chimneys, which are what remains of many of the old factories of the 19th and 20th century today - decontextualized in the midst of buildings that have emerged since; and forests that stem in the wasteland ruins, where vegetation grows wildly - constituting habitat for particular forms of life. The book was conceived by Jiôn Kiim and coordinated by João Pedro Amorim. It includes texts from both authors.
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This publication is the third in an annual collection which collates the events and activities held at INSTITUTO. Yearbook'21 is structured in three chapters - Getting Out, Documenting & Bridging. Here, we promote a collective reflection, in a book format, presenting a selection of contributions from authors working in different fields.
This publication is the second in a collection which collates the events held at INSTITUTO. In 2020, a particularly challenging year due to Covid-19, we structured the Yearbook'20 in three chapters - Bodies, Places, Fragments.
This publication collates the events and activities held at Instituto in the year 2019, celebrating the exciting beginning of our history and starting an annual collection. Yearbook'19 presents a selection of contributions from authors working in different fields, organised into four chapters.
The book is edited by Paulo Moreira, designed by studio Pê and produced by Tamanho Azul association, recently formed to manage the cultural project of INSTITUTO.
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"Só Fachada" is a project, developed in partnership with Underdogs Gallery, that proposed to reframe the significance of an empty building, bringing new life to its current condition, transforming its façade for the enjoyment of the city and its inhabitants. Curated by Underdogs Gallery, Pauline Foessel and Alexandre Farto (Vhils), the artists Kruella d’Enfer, ±MaisMenos± and Berru were invited to do art residencies and to produce temporary interventions in the façade of the building. The project culminated with the launch of this book that documents the processes of reflection and critical thinking that were integral to its realisation.
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INSTITUTO is an independent project. As a nonprofit organization, we rely significantly on individual and institutional support to continue carrying out our projects and cultural activities.
Yearbook’19 is an essential means to continue disseminating and promoting experimentation and investigation between architecture, the arts and their interdisciplinary crossings.