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Urban Voids


Lisbon Architecture Triennale


Lisbon, PT






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The first Lisbon Architecture Triennale took place in 2007 (31 May – 31 July). Under the theme Urban Voids it focused on phenomena of rarefaction or urban rupture generated by processes of decay and physical and social degradation in city areas. Chief curator and architect José Mateus worked in conjunction with a team of Portuguese and international 23 curators. It arrived on the Portuguese scene as the first major event dedicated to architecture scheduled to take place at regular intervals. It made a name for itself in leading international circles thanks to its dynamic approach, scale and capacity for mobilizing participation and generating a keen debate on architecture and the city.

Urban Voids — logo
The poster was designed for the Architecture Triennial in Lisbon. The letters of the title are decomposed and scattered troughout the text. Printed on tracing paper the title can be read only when the poster is folded. The type chosen was Jigsaw Stencil, a typeface designed by Johanna Bilak. This type was chosen because it is a geometrical sans serif font family with a monolinear stroke width and so it evokes the urban voids since a urban void is a gap in the urban mesh.

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