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Hard Engineering: Propositions for Future Ruins


8 February 2018 – 3 April 2018
9:00 until 19:00


Art Library Atrium
Av. de Berna, 45A , Lisbon
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Free entry

Hard Engineering: Propositions for Future Ruins explores how the urban environment is produced by everyday acts and how the city is constructed from material and immaterial structures of civic organisation, representation, power and control. Six speculative guides to Lisbon re-imagine the contemporary urban environment by exploring overlooked livelihoods, traces of profound social mutation, and the scars of past natural disasters, economic crisis and human conflict. These propositional interpretations of Lisbon are the result of interdisciplinary collaborations across Art, Architecture, Civic Engineering, Physical and Human Geography and Social Anthropology. The videos on display are made up of short moving-image episodes of transformation and decline, thoughts and propositions for identifying and navigating the future ruins of the city.


Curated by
Jaspar Joseph-Lester 
Susanne Prinz
Julie Westerman

Ana Simões
Mónica Amaral Ferreira
Marta Jecu
Jelena Milosevic
Jaspar Joseph-Lester
Ian Kiaer
Bruno Leitão
Sofia Marçal
Filipa Roseta  
Miguel Santos 
Jonathan Skinner
Carlos Noronha Feio  
Susanne Prinz 
Pedro Rufino
John Wainwright
Julie Westerman
Daniel Zamarbide

Graphic Designer
Pedro Rufino

Susana Pomba

Bibliographic display
Ana Barata