scopio® arises from the joint action of Cityscopio Cultural Association and Espaço F-FAUP research group, which is aimed towards the study and teaching of Architecture and Public Space’s Photography. This research group belongs to the I&D centre of Faculty of Architecture in Porto called Centro de Estudos de Arquitectura e Urbanismo (CEAU).
The publication of scopio is part of the general goal of Cityscopio, which intends to create with this action an editorial line related to photography and image of Architecture and Public Space. scopio will be published in a book and also in a magazine formats with a structure inspired by the small alternative publications known as bookzines and zines. Each scopio ́s book(zine) will have a predetermined topic and, as subject matter, what has been written in the preceding three issues of the maga(zines) related with that topic. scopio’s main aim is to publish visual narratives, texts or other related works from several authors, in which photography image is used as a research instrument that allows to rediscover new perspectives about architecture, public spaces and the way they are perceived.