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O Processo SAAL: Arquitectura e Participaçao, 1974-1976 / The SAAL Process: Architecture and Participation, 1974-1976. Museu de Serralves, Porto, November 2014 - February 2015



This is the first major exhibition on SAAL [Local Ambulatory Support Service], an architectural and political project created just months after the April 1974 Revolution in Portugal. This merging of architecture and the needs of underprivileged populations by involving them in direct participation was one of the most compelling European projects of its time. SAAL was crucial to the internationalization of Portuguese architecture, and would transform the perception of many architects in their understanding of social housing. The exhibition presents 10 exemplary SAAL projects that were realized, including architectural models, historical photographs, sound recordings and documentaries of the time in 8mm and 16mm film.
The exhibition also promotes a contemporary reflection on SAAL and its repercussions with a series of photographic commissions on the current state of some of the emblematic SAAL projects by photographers André Cepeda, José Pedro Cortes and Daniel Malhão. Exhibition curated by Delfim Sardo.

This exhibition was also held at the Canadian Center for Architecture, Montreal, from 12 May - 4 October 2015.
Museu de Serralves
Canadian Center for Architecture

images in the exhibition: 


O PROCESSO SAAL: ARQUITETURA E PARTICIPAÇÃO, 1974-1976, Museu de Serralves, 2014.