The shores of the North Atlantic house diverse architectural cultures and its waters are home to a wealth of fish species. The industrialisation of fisheries in the early 19th century and the globalisation of the industry at the end of the 20th century impacted the area’s fishing architecture. This lecture addresses the ecological impact of architecture and human activity. It will focus on marine ecosystems, fishing technology, food processing, politics, and consumption habits in order to offer a new perspective on construction, in which fishing landscapes bring together land and sea.

André Tavares is an architect, researcher at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto and founding director of Dafne Editora. He was chief cocurator of the 2016 Lisbon Architecture Triennale, The Form of Form, and author of books such as The Anatomy of the Architectural Book (Lars Müller/Canadian Centre for Architecture, 2016) and Vitruvius Without Text (gta Verlag, 2022). His current research, Fishing Architecture, is funded by the European Research Council.