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What can Architecture do in a Revolution: Delfim Sardo
2015, Oct 23–24
Stories from a Pragmatical Utopia
Introduction: Wilfried Kuehn (Curator)
Born out of the Portuguese revolution of April 25, 1974, SAAL – the Serviço Ambulatório de Apoio Local (Local Ambulatory Support Service) – was one of the most compelling processes in twentieth-century architecture. It was a pioneering experiment in Europe, setting up technical teams (known as brigades) led by architects who, in collaboration with the local communities, tried to address the urgent housing needs of the underprivileged communities across the country.