Antiporta: A Fading Negotiation

ANTIPORTA: A Fading Negotiation
An Installation by Chris Briffa Architects at Spazju Kreattiv, St James Cavalier until Sunday 3rd February 2019.
Closing event – Thursday 31st January 2019, 7pm.


The ANTIPORTA is an inner door prevalent in Maltese homes – which simultaneously provides privacy and accessibility to those who find themselves on either side. It’s an often-overlooked architectural characteristic that is rapidly disappearing from our architectural landscape.

This archetypal feature of the Maltese landscape is the subject of research work and an exhibition by Chris Briffa Architects at the Venice Architecture Biennale (May to November 2018) and at Spazju Kreattiv, St James Cavalier in Malta (7th Dec 2018 to 3rd Feb 2019).

The project brings together a group of creatives with interests across media, to tackle this piece as a study, to examine its social and physical functions, document its passage over time, and imagine which direction the antiporta might be heading in.

Be part of ANTIPORTA

The ANTIPORTA team invites all those interested in being part of the project, to submit clips and images – new, old or even vintage – of the Maltese antiporta through the website and Instagram @antiporta_cba using the hashtag #antiporta.
All contributions and submitted images or clips will form part of the ongoing research and may be shared on the website, in future publications and events, and/or social media. Images will be credited accordingly.