View of Viseu, Portugal
Editor: Lucien Steil
The Coup of Viseu
The New School of Viseu
has been taken over by a crew of modernist
architects from Porto and Lisbon
in Fall 2004. This "coup" has been long secretely plotted by the direction of the Universidade Catolica Portuguesa and has
caused a terrible shock among the students and faculty. The number of students have sharply dropped since then, and sadness
and anger persist.The exemplary pedagogy set up by JosÚ CornÚlio da Silva's team composed of Alvaro Barbosa, Ines Vaz,
Lucien Steil, JosÚ Baganha, Helder Cerqueira de Sousa, Nuno Canelas, etc. has been replaced by mainstream Portuguese modernism.
Doctrine and Ideology have replaced convivial and humanist "Atelier"
teaching and open and interactive learning processes. Katarxis wants to express its condoleances and to wish good luck
to those who have decided to stay and resist and continue.
Nikos Salingaros on Viseu
New School of Viseu
Elevation of Campus of the New School of Architecture
2001 Summer Class in Viseu
University of Notre Dame and Universidade Catolica Portuguesa
New School of Architecture of Viseu