Siza Baroque programme opens with Souto de Moura conference

10 de April, 2024

Eduardo Souto de Moura is the guest speaker at the first conference of the Siza Baroque Programme, developed by the Centre for Architecture and Urbanism Studies at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto. The conference is scheduled for 20 April at the Soares dos Reis National Museum.


The Siza Baroque Programme opens with a conference by Eduardo Souto de Moura and runs throughout the year with the participation of the project’s researchers and 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 Tour by Nasoni.


The Siza Baroque research project is in its final phase, and the dissemination of the research results has been designed for a wide audience through a diverse programme open to the city of granite, according to Siza, “of ‘old gold’ or ‘bluish’.”

The links between Álvaro Siza’s architecture and the Baroque are present in various authors who have written about Siza, as well as in the way he himself, referring to Porto, and to Nasoni, in his own written texts, announces his interest and commitment to learning more about Baroque architecture and the city.


This programme includes a series of events that cross and intertwine Siza’s architecture, Nasoni’s architecture, gilded woodcarving, Baroque-contemporary music, etc.


On 12 September, the Soares dos Reis National Museum opens the Siza Baroque exhibition, which will run until 31 December, placing it side by side with ancient art and Fernando Távora’s project for the Museum.


Admission is free to all events, subject to capacity.