With a new direction and new collaborators, arqa begins a new phase of its life, from now on. A new stage of a magazine that has already 16 years of existence and a consolidated position in the European panorama of the specialized press in architecture.
In this new stage, arqa will certainly adopt some changes in its editorial line and in its graphics, but will not lose its identity. It will continue to be a magazine where architecture intersects with contemporary art and design. It will continue to privilege the dissemination of Portuguese architecture, with a special focus on the new generations and will continue to divulgate the work of consecrated architects - both national and foreign - because the arqa has already reached a level of excellence that is reco-gnized internationally, even by the so called "Stars" of the contemporary architecture.
In this new stage, we will also look for other (new) parallel paths - in the audiovisual and digital areas - that can bring new audiences, not forgetting their usual readers: architecture professionals, students of architecture, designers. What will be new is the possibility of not only READ but also SEE and interact.
This last point, the possibility of using new platforms that allow an effective interaction between who reads and who publishes, is particularly sensitive to us, because we want arqa to be a vehicle for debate and discussion, open to all, without exception. (...)
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