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Sophia Journal


Sophia Journal is an academic, peer-reviewed journal, published by the Centre for Studies in Architecture and Urbanism (CEAU) / research group Architecture, Art and Image (AAI) at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Porto, Portugal.

Created in 2016, Sophia Journal publishes theoretical articles and visual essays that investigate and think critically the intersections between the image and architecture. We understand both terms in a wide sense: the image of photography, painting, drawing, cinema, video, T.V., new media; architecture as landscape, territory, city, spatiality, built environment.

The etymology of the word “sophia” is related to the concepts of sapience and wisdom: (Greek Σοφία, sofía) it is what the “wise person” has, and from this word derives also philo+sophia (“love of wisdom”). Our aim is that Sophia Journal provides an “instrumenta mentis”, enabling critical and innovative questioning and extending our speculative knowledge about architecture in its relationship with the image, and about the image in its relationship with architecture.


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  • Call for Papers

    Sophia Journal 7th Issue | Call for Papers | Landscapes of Care: the emergency of landscapes of care in unstable territories | Editors: Susana Ventura and Andreia Alves de Oliveira | Guest Editor: Armin Linke.

  • Launching soon the 6th number of Sophia Journal

    Launching soon the 6th number of Sophia Journal: Visual Spaces Of Change: photographic documentation of environmental transformations

  • International Conference

    International Conference - 6th number of Sophia Journal - Visual Spaces of Change: photographic documentation of environmental transformations
    FAUP 21 - 22 May 2021 | FAUP

Current Issue

Volume 5, No. 1Visual Spaces of Change: Designing Interiority - shelter, shape, place, atmosphere

Published 1 December 2020


Issue description

Visual Spaces of Change defines the global theme for this cycle of Sophia which conveys the interest in promoting a critical analysis on how architecture photography,

empowered by its leaning and artistic grounding, is as a projective tool of an interdisciplinary nature and ... See the full issue

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