This publication results from a collaboration between the Centre for Studies in Architecture and Urbanism of U.Porto’s Faculty of Architecture (CEAU/ FAUP) and the Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies of U.Porto’s Faculty of Arts and Humanities (CETAPS/FLUP). The projects Architecture, Art and Image (AAI) and UTOPIA 500, embraced by these two R&D centres, gave rise to the Drawing and Photography International Contest (DPIc), which was held for the first time in 2016.
The quality and relevance of the works submitted in 2016, as well as the recognition of the Contest’s relevance on the part of several members, and national and international institutions, were some of the reasons behind this rst issue of the DPIc and behind the decision to hold a second edition of the Contest, this time with the theme The Space and Identity of the Universities. The second edition will have the participation of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), the Chalmers University of Technology (CUT), the University of Aveiro, the University of Ferrara, the University of Liverpool, the University of South Wales and the University of Zaragoza, which will join this contest through the international network for research development and dissemination, AAi2 Lab, in articulation with the project Visual Spaces of Change (VSC).
The first issue of the DPIc was made possible thanks to the joint support of U.Porto Press and Scopio Editions. This publication is a recognition of the Contest’s relevance and of the importance of interdisciplinary collaborations to build bridges of understanding between the constructed world and the envisioned world.