Temporality and Civic Space

A conversation


Celebrating the reopening of maat (10/06/2020) and the debut of Beeline, the museum-wide architectural intervention designed by SO – IL, “Temporality and Civic Space” debates the role of this kind of ephemeral practices and the role of cultural spaces in the city: as amplifiers of messages and contents or even as enhancers of civic and public space, eventually taking into account the role of temporality in contemporary architecture and society.


The participants in the conversation, curated and moderated by João Belo Rodeia, are Florian Idenburg and Jing Liu (SO – IL), connecting from New York city, on site: Ricardo Carvalho, Filipe Magalhães and Ana Luísa Soares (fala), and Bárbara Silva, and Roberto Cremascoli, connecting from Porto.


SO – IL’s largest piece of ephemeral architecture to date, Beeline (maat, 10/06/2020 – 11/01/2021) is designed to host "maat Mode", a six-month-long experimental participatory public programme of talks and other events happening during 2020.


Beeline was produced in partnership with ArtWorks.