'FÓRUM NADA NOVO' takes place at the central point of activity –the spatial device the 'Fórum'.

The creations developed throughout the project are combined with collective meetings of civic discussion and creative exploration, focusing on the role of reuse in a sustainable future, the agents involved throughout the project (participants, team, partners, material suppliers for reuse), architects who already use reused components in their works, researchers in the field of architecture and engineering, the local community and the general public; 'Peças Desgarradas' (Stray Pieces) and 'Peças Resgatadas' (Rescued Pieces) are displayed side by side.

Mini-workshops for exploration/construction with surplus/used construction materials are developed, aimed at children and young people, where they reflect on consumption and materials.

There is a conversation about the cultural themes identified throughout the process, such as 'Mines', 'Aesthetics', 'Techniques (formal and informal)', 'Pedagogies' and 'Equity'.

Conflicting approaches and opinions contrast. It is in the divergences between the various participants in the process of incorporating components for reuse in architecture that there are some of the bridges that will need to be built, that we demand to be built.

'FÓRUM NADA NOVO' takes place in Campanhã, a symbol of a reality of socio-economic inequalities, which is going through an intense period of urban regeneration works that displace significant quantities of materials and construction components.

In a provocative way, attention is drawn to development that ignores the environmental and social potential of reuse.

More information coming soon...

20th July 2024

Financial support:

Direção-Geral das Artes, Portugal.

School of Architecture, Art and Design of the University of Minho (EAAD) / Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto (FAUP) / Pele, Porto / Women in Architecture (MA) / O Instituto, Porto / Materials Bank of the Municipality of Porto.

Rotor, Belgium / NEB goes South, European Union.

Institutional support:
Northern Regional Section of the Order of Architects (OASRN) / Portuguese Association for Urban Rehabilitation and Heritage Protection (APRUPP).