The collection of Non-Periodical is the base for scopio Editions periodical publications’ dissemination.
The universe of interest of scopio Editions generically, that of Architectue, Art and Image (AAI) and, specifically, that of Documental and Artistic Photography related with Architecture, City and Territory.
In this context, architecture is understood in a comprehensive manner as a practice and discipline able to integrate social - economics, politics, historical and technical - studies.
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.
This editorial project has as origin the partnership established between the Cultural Association Cityscopio focused on the universe of Architectura, Art and Image (AAI) and Editorial world and CCRE research group (Center for Communication and Space Representation) integrated into the R&D center of the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto called CEAU (Architecture and Urban Studies Center). The editorial responsibility is shared by the editorial and advisory board constituted by members of CCRE / FAUP research group, and the Creative Director of scopio Editions and publisher CITYSCOPIO - Cultural Association.
This means a small publishing house – Cityscopio - interested in publishing work where the universe of Architecture, Art and Image (AAI) is significantly present, believing that the former integrates the worlds of Drawing and Photography, as well as a set of other means of expression that link to memory and lead the design of the author, which means to broaden Architecture practice through instruments of imagination and thought.
On the other hand, in more specific terms, we are interested in divulging diverse works and authors that analyze and research, through photography image, and in a critical, exploratory and inovative way, the themes of Architectures, city and Territory. We are interested in authors capable of creating pratical and / or theorical works related with these themes. Works and authors who using or research the world of Image and Documentary and Artistic Photography related to Architecture, City and Territory. This also means to have a comprehensive understanding of architecture as a practice and as a discipline able to integrate socio-economical, political, historical and technical areas as well being able to understand the city as a living organism, a rich and multifaceted space characterized by a variety of experiences and programs, which are a reflection of the knowledge, beliefs, values and customs that characterize different societies.