Opening Session, Invited Speakers and Moderators

This edition of On the Surface brings together a diverse group of researchers, visual artists, architects and curators of international relevance, in an exercise of joint reflexivity about the transformation of contemporary cities and territories.  The talks held at this conference will allow the introduction of a number of issues that are not necessarily foreseen in the initial program of the conference, enabling an active dialogue between researchers, authors and the public, contributing to the identification of new avenues of research and artistic expression related to contemporary dynamics of appropriation of public spaces, and how such dynamics alter the notions of publicness. This pluralist approach aims to favour a dialogic learning not not only among the people and institutions participating in this conference, but also intensifying interactions with the general public in order to identify the emergence of new cultural identities and artistic expressions, in a dynamic that seeks to open new horizons of artistic and cultural expression in the public space. 


OPENING SESSION
Pedro Gadanho - MAAT
José Miguel Rodrigues - FAUP
Olívia da Silva - ESMAD
Pedro Leão Neto -FAUP

OPENING KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Marco Iuliano

PANEL #1
Keynote speaker - Beate Gütschow
Moderator - Pedro Leão Neto

PANEL #2
Keynote speaker- Bas Princen
Moderator - Iñaki Bergera

PANEL #3
Keynote speaker - Gloria Moure
Moderator - Pedro Gadanho

CLOSING KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Paolo Rosselli