João Caria Lopes
Atelier BASE | Centro de Estudos de Arquitetura, Cidade e Território da Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa (CEACT/UAL), Portugal
Carlos Lemos Sequeira
To cite this paper: LOPES, João Caria; SEQUEIRA, Carlos – Entrevista ao arquiteto Egas José Vieira. Estudo Prévio 18. Lisboa: CEACT/UAL – Centro de Estudos de Arquitetura, Cidade e Território da Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa, 2019, p. 2-13. ISSN: 2182-4339 [Disponível em: www.estudoprevio.net]. DOI: https://doi.org/10.26619/2182-4339/18.2
We are very pleased to have architect Egas José Vieira as our guest. Welcome. We would like you to start by talking about your academic background, your degree in architecture and the lecturers and exercises you consider most relevant.
I became a student at the Architecture Department, Escola de Belas-Artes (ESBAL/DA) in Chiado, Lisbon, in 1981. I had attended what was called Propedêutico (it was the last year this final high school year existed, the next year it would become the 12th grade), classes were broadcast on television, at a time when there were no video recorders, and you could not yet rewind a TV program.
When I entered the school, I had just completed a school year very much on my own, without much support. I had no idea what learning architecture entailed. I did have good family support, for many years, during my parents’ holidays, we travelled through Europe and visited the most important European museums. That was not common in Portugal. Otherwise, I was a very ordinary student.