HPIP event as parallel initiative

The HPIP event is hosted by the 'I International Congress on Colonial and Post-colonial Landscapes: Architecture, Cities, Infrastructures' at the suggestion of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, and the congress organisation has no responsibility for the format and contents of the this session, which is evidenced by not being part of the respective panel and, consequently, not being included in the debate about its results. 

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Helder Pereira (1978, Luanda, Angola) 
studied Architecture at Queensland University of Technology (Australia, 2007), and holds a Masters of Design Futures from Griffith University (Australia, 2010). 
Co-founder of Atelier Mulemba, an architectural design studio based in Luanda, which has a focus on innovative design and research projects that draw from and respond to the Angolan context.


Presentation: "Countering the Tabula Rasa"


Professor Paul Jenkins is an architect, planner and social researcher who has worked for the last four and a half decades on a wide range of aspects of the built environment: architecture, construction, housing, planning and wider urban studies – much of this focused on Sub-Saharan Africa, where he has lived half of his working life, especially in Mozambique. His most recent book is ‘Urbanization, urbanism and urbanity in an African city: home spaces and house cultures’. He has been Visiting professor at the University of São Paulo and University Eduardo Mondlane in Mozambique, as well as University of Witwatersrand  (Wits), Johannesburg. He was the Head of the School of Architecture & Planning at Wits 2013-2017 - from where he recently retired and is now once again based in Maputo with a range of research projects on urban issues in Southern Africa.

Presentation: "Continuities and Discontinuities"


Johan Lagae is Full Professor at Ghent University, where he teaches 20th Century Architectural History with a focus on the non-European context. He holds a PhD on colonial architecture in the former Belgian Congo and has written extensively on colonial/postcolonial architecture in Central Africa, African urban history and colonial photography (full bibliography). He (co-)curated several Congo-related exhibitions, such as Le mémoire du Congo. Le temps colonial (2005), Congo. Paysages urbains. Regards croisés (2007) and Congo belge en images (2010). From 2010 till 2014 he co-chaired a European research group devoted to the theme “European Architecture beyond Europe” (COST-action IS0904) and is editorial member of ABE-journal.

Presentation: "'S, M , L , XL'. Mapping colonial infrastructures along the Matadi-Kinshasa railway line, DR Congo"

For a description of the lectures and information on their schedule, please consult the Detailed Final Programme.



During the Congress, there will be two sessions dedicated to paying an homage to two architects, recognizing their works, contributions and commitment throughout their careers. 


Fernão Simões de Carvalho, (Luanda, 1929). Architect graduated at ESBAL (Lisbon, 1955) and holds a degree in Urban Planning at the Institut d'Urbanisme de l'Université de Paris (Sorbonne). He worked with Lima Franco and Manolo Potier (Lisbon) and with Le Corbusier and André Wogenscky (1956-1959), where had participated in the projects as the Monastery of La Tourette and the Unités d'Habitation (Berlin and Briey-en-Forêt).  He was Head of the Office of urbanization of the City of Luanda and responsible for several modern works among which stands out: Broadcasting center, Caputo market, CTT and Prenda Neighbourhoods. In Portugal, he held teaching positions in Lisbon at ESBAL (1979-1984) and FAUTL (1985-1998) and is a consultant for several research projects, including the project “Middle Class Mass Housing in Europe, Africa and Asia - Ref. PTDC/ART-DAQ/30594/2017, coordinated by Ana Vaz Milheiro.  

Introduction by: José Manuel Fernandes (FAUL, PT)


Born in Coimbra in 1936, he moved to Mozambique in 1952. Graduated in Architecture from the School of Fine Arts of Porto in 1966 and Master of Science in Architecture from Columbia University in New York in 1968. He opened his own office in Mbabane, Swaziland in 1968. In 1975 he returned to Mozambique where he joined the first government of the independent country, successively assuming the positions of adviser to the Minister of Public Works and Housing, National Director of Housing, and Secretary of State for Planning Physicist. Between 1998 and 2009, he was Director of the Faculty of Architecture and Physical Planning (FAPF) of Eduardo Mondlane University in Maputo (UEM). He was a visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and the University of California at San Diego in USA, at the University of Rome "La Sapienza" and at the University Institute of Architecture of Venice in Italy, at the Faculty of Architecture of Cape Town in South Africa, and in the CEPT Faculty of Architecture in Ahmedabad, India. He has published the books Entre o Adobe e o Aço Inox: Ideias e Projectos (1999) and  Pensar Arquitectura (2018).

Introduction by: Luís Lage (FAPF-UEM, MZ) and Jorge Figueira (CES-UC, PT)


Colonizing Africa - Reports on Colonial Public Works in Angola and Mozambique (1875-1975)

AHU - Arquivo Histórico Ultramarino (Overseas Historical Archive), Lisbon  |  17.01.2019 - 18.04.2019

This exhibition is set on images of the reports produced by the Colonial Public Works over the last 100 years of Portuguese colonization in Angola and Mozambique, which remain stored in the Overseas Historical Archive. It shows 114 images out of 1300 photographs from 64 reports, among hundreds of those produced, aiming to illustrate the last period of Portuguese colonization in Africa, which started at the end of the 19th century.

The Public Works reports, albeit being essentially a form of communication between technicians, allow one to retrace some of the dynamics of colonial life and the construction processes of the African landscape produced by the late Portuguese colonization. A built scenario which resulted from economic exploitation, negotiation and power demonstration taken within the logic of colonial governance.

Curatorship: Ana Vaz Milheiro

Curatorial team: Beatriz Serrazina and Ana Silva Fernandes

Research: Ana Canas D. M., Ana Silva Fernandes, Ana Vaz Milheiro, Beatriz Serrazina, Filipa Fiúza, Maria Manuela Portugal, Rogério Vieira de Almeida and Sónia Henrique.

Funding: Exhibition organised within the research project "Coast to Coast - Late Portuguese Infrastructural Development in Continental Africa (Angola and Mozambique): Critical and Historical Analysis and Postcolonial Assessment" funded by ‘Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia’ (FCT), ref. PTDC/ATP-AQI/0742/2014, coordinated by Ana Vaz Milheiro.

Exhibition design: vivoeusébio (Joana Sobral)

Voiceover: Lucília Raimundo

Location: Calçada da Boa-Hora, nº 30

1300-095 Lisbon, Portugal

For a description of the exhibition and information on its opening, please consult the Detailed Final Programme.


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AHU - Overseas Historical Archive

Calçada da Boa-Hora, nº 30

1300-095 Lisbon, Portugal

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