BEING AND BECOMING, author´s book


Being and Becoming, published in the Author´s Book collection, is a concept that comes from the philosophy which considers change in itself as a process and transition from one state to another. It refers to the transformation and changes the way of being, of happening and of being. Change is inevitable and an essential part of the world. "This book, published in the Projects collection, contains the photographic project by Virgílio Ferreira, who explores emigration, particularly from Portugal to Northern Europe. It tries to represent ideas of a hybrid identity and concepts of the Third Space, of Old and New, as well as the polarity of living between cultures, languages, landscapes and foreign borders. The author shows a series of photographs that are looks on a new partner and new social and geo-cultural context in the country and in Europe.

Authors and Editors: Pedro Leão Neto (ed.), Virgílio Ferreira, Tim Clark, Álvaro Domingues


About this collection

The Author´s Book collection is the publishing medium for photographic projects specifically designed to be developed as an artist’s book and linked to Artistic and Documentary Photography on Architecture, City and Territory and the publishing medium for various artistic projects, especially creative, research and plastic expression works in the field of contemporary art, and related to the topics of Architecture, City and Territory. Our goal is to promote both notable works and new authors, showing the potential of the author´s book as a unique medium for communicating multiple perspectives and combining diverse art expressions, in order to convey, in a poetic and documental way, the multiple issues related to architecture and the spaces where people live and work. We want to publish photo projects combining documentary and artistic universe in such a way that they may create synergies and allow for an innovative reading and understanding of territory and of how people appropriate the spaces where they live and work in our contemporary world.

The universe of interest of scopio editions is, generically, that of Architectue, Art and Image (AAI) and, specifically, that of Documental and Artistic Photography related with Architecture, City and Territory. SCOPIO Editions has a dynamic structure integrating periodical and non-periodical publications, with the aim of divulging the several works and authors who use or research the universe of Architecture, Art and Image, with special focus on Documentary and Artistic photography, related with Architecture, City and territory, in a critical, exploratory and innovative approach.