Dédalo magazine is a publishing project developed by a group of students of Oporto University Faculty of Architecture, established as a space for critical intervention based on the encouragement of architectural discussion and the issues that the current discipline raises, never forgetting that architecture is not an isolated manifestation of the other arts or social sciences.

In this new phase, with a new team, Dédalo is willing to consolidate and expand its area of intervention, assuming a new and dynamic interaction with the city’s, the country’s and worldwide culture through a series of international competitions, articles and interviews both in Portuguese and in English.

The name of the magazine is a reflection around Dédalo’s paradigm, and its history according to Greek mythology: the architect who draws the labyrinth to enclose the Minotaur in a way that it never can escape from there. This impenetrability is broken and as punishment Dédalo is locked with his son in its creation. This is the concept of our publication, with a reflective character, a space of openness and criticism, mainly directed to the discussion of the maze that is contemporary architecture.

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"Five debates a day sounds a bit daunting beforehand, but I really loved it. The speakers are so knowledgeable and passionate about their chosen topic, and the amount of time dedicated to questions from the audience was great as it really brought in alternative views."
Exeter University student

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