Readers will wonder about the actual topic of this book. Let us not forget that these days seemed eternal, and also that the immensity of imagined scenarios was overwhelming. Observation was our best analysis, and sometimes we were moved by the need for anticipation. While being aware that our predictions were limited to the present moment, and that this moment could generate only fictions, over 40 consecutive days, the conversations attempted to consider the effects of the pandemic. Because of this, these transcriptions would preserve history through the collective and individual stories, dramatic or utopian events, which mimic the past or break from the past, revealing new possibilities or fossilized perspectives. These are 40 colloquial conversations, which reveal visions in the context of this period and at the same time, convey images that explain other ways of observing, interpreting, explaining, responding, transforming and dissolving the reality of that present.
40 Days is a book that gathers the forty conversations from home, with architects, educators and curators.
The book launch consists of a talk with José Mateus, Ana Tostões and Andreia Garcia.
Perhaps it was the eagerness for answers to the unknown that inspired the beginning of these conversations, but what remains of these testimonies is the history written at that time.
And Atelier — João Araújo, Rita Huet
Jorge Garcia Pereira, Ana Neiva, Nuno Grande, Inês Moreira, Pedro Campos Costa, Ana Jara, Tiago Mota Saraiva, Mariana Pestana, Luis Baptista, Lucinda Correia, Pedro Novo, Dulcineia Santos, Luis Santiago Baptista, Paula Melâneo, Sérgio Fazenda Rodrigues, Patrícia Barbas, André Tavares, Teresa Novais, Pedro Vada, Fabrícia Valente, Pedro Gadanho, Mariana Sendas, Pedro Bragança, Giovanna Borasi, Pedro Bandeira, Maria Melo, Carlos Antunes, Alexandra Cruz, Miguel Figueira, Paula Santos, Jorge Mealha, Lara Seixo Rodrigues, Nuno Sampaio, Rita Aguiar Rodrigues, João Crisóstomo, Eliana sousa Santos, Bernardo Brito Abreu, Mafalda Rangel, José Mateus, Ana Tostões.
With the support of
Direcção-Geral das Artes