Siza Baroque programme brings conference with Maria Filomena Molder

18 de June, 2024

Maria Filomena Molder is the next guest speaker at the conferences of the Siza Baroque Programme, promoted by the Centre for Architecture and Urbanism Studies of the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto, which are taking place at the Soares dos Reis National Museum. The conference is scheduled for Saturday 22nd June at 15:30.


“The house is made of coal, the door is made of silver, gold in the air, a gilded atmosphere, gilded clarity, gilded days” is the motto that the philosopher brings to the conference, where she will discuss the concept of logos, the key ingredient in the invention of philosophy, which means ‘word’.

Maria Filomena Molder is Emeritus Professor of Aesthetics at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Member of the Institute of Philosophy of Language (IFILNOVA). Visiting professor at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (1995 and 2011). Member of the Scientific Council of the Collège International de Philosophie, Paris (2003-2009). She writes about problems of aesthetics, as problems of knowledge and language, for philosophy, literature and art magazines.


The Siza Baroque Programme runs throughout 2024 with the participation of the project’s researchers and their consultants. It also includes an exhibition at the Soares dos Reis National Museum and a closing concert, with a ‘baroque-contemporary’ composition (like Siza’s work), at the Clérigos de Nasoni.


Scientific Research and Technological Development Project on the Architecture of Álvaro Siza Vieira FCT: SIZA/CPT/0021/2019


Funded by:

Foundation for Science and Technology, Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education; Ministry of Culture; Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto; Centre for Architecture and Urbanism Studies.


Supported by:

Soares dos Reis National Museum; Serralves Foundation; Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation; CCA; Drawing Matter; Casa da Arquitectura; Marques da Silva Foundation, Irmandade dos Clérigos and Conservatório de Música do Porto.