Within the framework of the recently inaugurated Toni Catany International Photography Centre, these sessions are proposed as a reflection on common issues in artistic production that are shared, therefore, by photography and architecture.

In our opinion, these issues are the following:

First of all the creation, the invention of the new. Both disciplines are based on reality but their action always provokes a new look, a new space that at the same time that orients us towards the future makes us understand and broaden our perception of the existing.

But also, this activity does not come from nothing, it is based on knowledge, on analysis, on the widening of the field, on the abstraction of thought and tradition. In our case, as a close moment, also the Mediterranean culture, as a real and wide framework.

Creation and knowledge as dialectically complementary values that inform the sessions that will take place on August 24-25 at the CIF-Toni Catany in Llucmajor. Coordination: Toni Garau & Josep Lluís Mateo


Thursday, 24th of August 2023

19:00 h // Modern and Contemporary Architecture in the Eastern Mediterranean by George Arbid.

George Arbid, architect, is a founding member and director of the Arab Architecture Center in Beirut. He holds a Diploma in Advanced Architectural Studies from ALBA and a PhD in Design from Harvard University. He has taught design studies and courses in architectural history and theory at ALBA and the American University of Beirut. Dr. Arbid has given numerous lectures on modern architecture in Lebanon and the Arab world. Among his publications is the award-winning book Architecture from the Arab World, 1914-2014.

Thursday, 24th of August 2023

20:30 h // Listen to places by Aldo Amoretti.

The photographic archive of a finished project is never complete. Each successive image will represent a portal through which to understand the work more deeply and clearly; each image carries a unique perspective, its point of view… The passage of daily and seasonal time and the changing play of light and shadow profoundly influence the physical and atmospheric character of space and volumes. These are the shifting narratives that photography can reveal and document.

21:30 h // Opening of the photographic exhibition of Aldo Amoretti.


Aldo Amoretti is graduated in architecture at the Politecnico di Milano, worked as an architect until 2005, where he started working as an architectural photographer, collaborating with several internationally renowned architects such as Peter Zumthor, John Pawson, BIG Bjark Ingels, Snhoetta, Auer Weber, J.L Mateo, , among others.
His photographic work is published in important architectural magazines such as The Architectural Review, Casabella, Detail, Abitare, and has been exhibited at international exhibitions such as the Venice Biennale

Friday, 25th of August 2023

19:00 h // Nature and history Enrich’s work by Carles Enrich.


The concern of Carles Enrich (Barcelona, 1980), architect by ETSAB in 2005, towards an architecture understood as a superposition of layers rooted in the landscape, lead him to shape his research vocation through teaching, being associate professor of Projects at ETSAB since 2016. Since 2013 he founded Carles Enrich Studio where he develops projects that reach the entire habitable territory, from the domestic sphere to the landscape.

Friday, 25th of August 2023

20:30 h // Things of Modernity by Laurent Stalder.

The lecture will focus less on people or buildings and more on those ‘things’ that have been the subject of modernization in architecture and urbanism over the last 200 years, such as the revolving door, the elevator, the glass, the clock, the duct, the insulation, and so on. The term “thing” includes both the concrete material object and the interests associated with the object. Understanding objects as “things” does not mean, therefore, to diminish significance, but, on the contrary, to add reality, to understand them in terms of the complex, historically situated, diverse concerns in which they were created.

Laurent Stalder (Lausanne, 1970) is since 2006 professor at the Institute of History and Theory of the ETH Zurich. In 2009 he was visiting researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in 2019 he was visiting professor of “Architectural Behaviorology” at the Tokyo Institute of Technology.

The main focus of Laurent Stalder’s research and publications is the history and theory of architecture from the 19th to the 21st century, where it intersects with the history of technology.