Sep 28, 2021–Jan 30, 2022

At Play: Architecture & Game

Centro Cultural de Belém Foundation, Lissabon 1449-003 Map
Tue-Sun 10 am-6 pm

Architecture & Game is an exhibition about play and imagination, constructed experiences and mythological narratives.

It focuses on the idea of ​​«Creation of Worlds» and brings together two characters: the architect and the child. Children's games have always been a fertile ground for the invention of «Worlds». In the same way, architects also imagine new “Worlds”. These worlds, and the mechanisms of invention on which they depend, are the essence of the exhibition, which addresses themes as varied as childhood and education, urban planning, public space, history, architecture, art and invention, with the aim of tracing the history of both imaginary and imagined «Worlds». Each of us is a playful architect. From the solitary hut to the cosmopolitan ark, we build worlds that we inhabit or cohabit. The game world is located in the mysterious interval that connects our subjectivities to the external reality. Sometimes, it happens that architectures crystallize in the ephemeral space, transforming for a time into the stage of our lives, in the horizon of our habits. This power of imagination is at the center of the exhibition, where the playgrounds of childhood and those of architects, artists and designers meet.