Terra, the sixth iteration of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale, stages a global call to action

Lisbon Architecture Triennale
Various locations
Lisbon, Portugal
Open through December 5

On November 1, 1775, one of the largest earthquakes in recorded history decimated Lisbon. Buildings collapsed and opened fissures into the earth. The epicenter of this seismic event was off the coast under the Atlantic Ocean, and 40 minutes later a tsunami swept up the Tagus River, inundating survivors. It was All Saints Day, and candles had been lit in remembrance; their flames, when toppled during the quake, engulfed the city in a powerful firestorm. Eventually, 85 percent of the city was destroyed. The incident required Lisbon’s reconstruction, resulting in the gridded baixa central district with buildings realized in

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