João Gomes da Silva / Global Arquitectura Paisagista

Gui Auditorium / Knowlton Hall
October 28, 2015 - 5:30pm

João Gomes da Silva will present a lecture in Knowlton Hall’s Gui Auditorium at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 28, 2015. The talk is free and open to the public.

In 1997 João Gomes da Silva founded Global Arquitectura Paisagista (Global Landscape Architecture) with Inês Norton in Lisbon, Portugal, creating a group that generates landscape theory and space from the interpretation of economic, social and contemporary cultural transformations.

Gomes da Silva has taught as a Visiting Professor at Versailles, TU Berlin, ETSA Barcelona, UdS Roma (Sapienza), and UdS Sassari (Alghero). Since 2012 he has been a Professor at Mendrisio Accademia di Architettura and teaches at Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa, Department Architecture. He is currently Design Critic in Landscape Architecture at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design.

In 1990-91 he was awarded the Schinkel Prize in Landscape Architecture with Inês Norton and João Mateus. In 1999, he was awarded the Prize of the Portuguese Design Centre and in 2004, the Valmor and Municipal Prize of Architecture by Lisbon's City Hall for the Expo'98 project, in collaboration with architect Manuel Salgado.

With the Salinas Landscape Project in Madeira, in collaboration with architect Paulo David, he was awarded the FAD Award in Landscape Architecture (2007), the International Stone Architecture Award and the Audience Award in the V Landscape Biennial (Barcelona, 2008.) In 2010, in collaboration with architect João Luís Carrilho da Graça, he was awarded the Piranesi Award for the Project for São Jorge Castle.

Gomes da Silva graduated from the Universidade de Évora in 1987 with a degree in Landscape Architecture, and lectured there as an assistant from 1987-94.