Cursos / 1º Ciclo / / Faculty of Architecture and Arts :: Architecture ( Integrated Master)

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4º curricular year
Semestralidade: 1st semester


Leading Teacher: Prof. Doutor Henrique Fabião
Assistant Professor: Prof. Doutor Henrique Fabião

Class type and School hours

Teórica : 2 Horas

Main Aims/Objectives

Understanding the historical and sociological processes of urbanization phenomena.
Understanding the relationship between the phenomena of industrialization with urbanization processes.
Understanding the city as a space for economic production, social and collective consumption.
Understanding the city as a space of cultural consumption and representation of power llective struggles.

Specific Aims/Objectives

Understand the importance of the sociological perspective of the city in shaping the architect to be.
Understand the importance of sociological point of view of the city in urban space planning activities.

Skills to be acquired

Being able to integrate the sociological perspective of cities in the urban space planning work.
Being able to plan the urban space in terms of quality of life and well-being of the populations.
Being able to plan the urban space in terms of technical innovation and as a space of aesthetic utopia.

Teaching Procedures

Lectures by faculty.
Study and discussion of texts.
Study and discussion of case studies of domestic and foreign cities.


1. The city in the historical and sociological tradition:
1.1. Urban Sociology as an interdisciplinary area and as an area of cross knowledge.
1.2. The cities in History and their cultural representations.
1.3. Cities in the sociological tradition: The European Tradition and the School of Chicago.
1.4. The polysemy of the city.
1.5. For a definition of the city.

2. Social imbalances:
2.1. The city as a system of production and consumption: Fordist period, post-fordist period and period of flexible capitalism.
2.2. The city as fragmented space.
2.3. The Fordo-Keynesian-Corbusian city.
2.4. The new urban poverty.
2.5. The urban dualism.
2.6. Social housing (the social housing policy of Estado Novo and SAAL).

3. Urban configurations:
3.1. The city divided, fragmented and reconfigured.
3.2. The walled city of Edward Soja and the gated communities.
3.3. The City of Fear and the Architecture of Fear by Mike Davis.
3.4. The panoptic city.

4. The postmodern city. The city Spectacle:
4.1. The disneylandization of the city.
4.2. The competitive city.
4.3. The inclusive city.
4.4. The eclectic city.
4.5. The city of the senses.
4.6. The city of "different".

5. The city and citizenship: from technique to aesthetics.

Evaluation Type

Continuous assessment follows the parameters of existing legislation.
- Two tests of continuous assessment;
- Attendance, oral participation and interest in the discipline.

Teaching Resources

Thematic texts of support, photography, power-point and diverse news.



Main Bibliography

Author HORTA, A. P. B.
Title Sociologia Urbana
Edition 1ª ed.
Place Lisboa
Editor Universidade Aberta
Year 2007
Author REMY, J.
Title A Cidade - para uma nova definição
Edition 1ª ed.
Place Porto
Editor Afrontamento
Year 1994
Author CAEIRO, Mário
Title Arte na Cidade - História Contemporânea
Edition 1ª ed.
Place Lisboa
Editor Temas e Debates
Year 2015

Complementary Bibliography

Author CASTELLS, Manuel
Title A Questão Urbana
Edition 1ª ed.
Place Rio de Janeiro
Editor Paz e Terra
Year 1983
Author MILES, Malcom; ANDRADE, Pedro de; CODESSO, Fernand
Title Arte Pública e Cidadania: novas leituras da cidade
Edition 1ª ed.
Place Lisboa
Editor Caleidoscópio
Year 2010