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Gon�alo Furtado


Gon�alo M. Furtado C.L. holds a Bachelors degree in Architecture (Oporto University, Portugal), a Masters in Architecture (UPC, Spain), and PhD in Theory and History of Architecture (UCL, England). He has been awarded won prizes such as the "Floréncio de Carvalho Award" (1999), a "Highly Commended-paper" at the last World Organisation of Systems and Cybernetics, and scholarships from the FCT and the Luso-British Foundation.

Furtado teaches at Oporto University (Master and PhD Program) and at the master in Industrial Design of FEUP.
He was  involved in the organization on many events, exhibitions and alike; and he acted as reviewer to the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture's Colloquium in Helsinki (2003) and the International editorial board of "The Radical Designist" (2006-).

Furtado gave lectures in Portugal, United Kingdom, United States of America, Spain, Brazil, Poland, Germany, Colombia, Austria and Mexico.

His latest books are Architecture: Machine and Body (2006; eds. Furtado e Braz) and Generator and Beyond: Encounters of Cedric Price and John Frazer (2008).

Recent publications include:

- "Envisioning an Evolving Environment-Encounters of Gordon Pask, Cedric Price and John Frazer: A Brief Account", in: Roy Ascott, Wolfgang Fiel, Gerald Bast, Margarete Jahrmann (eds.), New Realities. Being Syncretic, New York: Springer, 2009, pp.118-122.

- Gordon Pask (1928-1996): Seminal Experiments on Cybernetic Art and Design (From a Childhood Curiosity and Mobiles to the I.E.'s Symbiosis), in: "Artech 2008: IVth International Conference on Digital Arts", Porto: Universidade Catolica Portuguesa, 2008, pp. 191-200.

- Gordon Pask: Exchanges Between Cybernetics and Architecture and the Envisioning of the "Informational Environment", in: J.J�zefczyk, W.Thomas, M.Turowska (eds.), XIVth International Congress of Cybernetics and Systems of WOSC: Prodeedings, Poland: Oficyna Wydawnicza Politechniki Wroclawskiej / World Organization of Systems and Cybernetics, 2008, p.910-921,

- "Towards an Evolutionary Archiectural Aesthetics (Part A: "Today's techno-scientific interests and the earlier enabling of the emergent", in: Furtado e Póvoas (eds.), Contemporary Architectural Challenges, Oporto: FAUP, 2008, p.15-18.

- "Cedric Price and Gordon Pask: The Japan Net Experiment (1986)", in: Robert Trapll (ed.), Vienna: Austrian Society for Cybernetic Studies, EMCSR 2008, pp.138-143.

- "Cedric Price's Generator and the Frazers' System Research 1", in: Technoetic Arts: A Journal of speculative research (edited by Roy Ascott), Vol.  6, N.1, March-May 2008.

- "Brief notes on two infinite scales", in: Technoetic arts: A Journal of speculative research, v.5, N.2, Great Britain, 2007, pp.87-96.

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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