Ahmed Belkhodja, FAUP student, awarded at Drawing Matter Writing

1 December, 2021

Ahmed Belkhodja, PhD student at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto, was the winner of the Drawing Matter Writing Prize 2021, in the “General Archive” category.

Born in Lausanne, Belkhodja is currently developing his PhD thesis at FAUP under the supervision of Joaquim Moreno. The text awarded at the Drawing Matter Writing Prize 2021 is entitled “Itsuko Hasegawa, Capturing an Infinite Distance” and is dedicated to the analysis of twelve slides of the Japanese architect that integrate the collection of the Centre Pompidou. It was developed by the student in the curricular unit “Affinities between Research and Project. Representation as matter, process and communication” taught by Filipa de Castro Guerreiro.

In this year’s edition, the jury was composed by Adrian Forty, Emeritus Professor of History of Architecture at University College London, and the historian, critic and curator Briony Fer.

Ahmed Belkhodja moved permanently to Porto in 2013, after completing his architecture degree at ETH Zurich, where he established the FALA studio with Ana Luisa Soares and Filipe Magalhães.