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Exhibition and Seminar "Beira Central Station " Back

3/30/2022 - 4/20/2022   
The traveling exhibition “Beira Central Station in Mozambique: Conservation and maintenance of the heritage of the Modern Movement” will be displayed at EAAD from March 30 to April 20.
This exhibition is the result of ongoing work within the framework of the Keeping It Modern program, an initiative of the Getty Foundation, in Los Angeles. In 2019, the aforementioned grant contemplated the conservation and maintenance project of the Beira Central Station (1957-1966), in Mozambique, proposed by faculty, researchers and technicians from the School of Engineering and the School of Architecture, Art and Design of UMinho (Guimarães, P), from the Faculty of Architecture and from the Physical Planning of the Eduardo Mondlane University (Maputo, MZ) and the Mozambique Railways (Beira, MZ).

The opening of the exhibition will take place at 5:30 pm on the 30th of March, preceded by a seminar on the Beira Central Station project.

14h30 Interventions by Paulo Cruz, Dean - EAAD and Pedro Arezes, Dean - EEUM
14h45 Presentation of the project by Paulo B. Lourenço (EEUM); Elisiário Miranda (EAAD) and Maria Manuel Oliveira (EAAD)
15h15 A socio-technical look at the construction of the railways in the former Portuguese colonies of Angola and Mozambique, Hugo Pereira
15h55 A reading of Portuguese architecture in Africa in the years 1930s-1970s, José Manuel Fernandes
16h35 History of reinforced concrete construction in Portugal,Júlio Appleton
17h15 Round-table discussion
17h30 Exhibit opening, with Cocktail

The seminar will be in English. Entrance is free, subject to the room capacity and prior registration until 23 March to the e-mail