Bauhaus of the Seas hosts kick-off event

The Interactive Technologies Institute is proud to announce the two-day Bauhaus of the Seas Sails kick-off event on February 1st and 2nd in Lisbon, Portugal. Hosted by the Municipality of Lisbon and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, this event aims to present the Bauhaus of the Seas Sails project and showcase related local and international projects.

One event, two locations

On day 1, participants can attend keynote addresses and an artistic performance. After a seaweed-based lunch, an urban design exhibition, and two consortium partner workshops at Factory, Hub Criativo do Beato. Researchers from all over Portugal will present their work in architecture, biology, archaeology, energy transition, and climate justice.

On the other hand, day two will take place at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. Consortium partners and guests will explore the project’s “drops” and participate in four workshops led by partner institutions. These sessions will focus on themes such as “Connecting” and “Designing”.

Keynote presentations by experts

The event will begin with a reception at Factory Lisbon, followed by welcome and opening remarks from Nuno Jardim Nunes and Mariana Pestana (Interactive Technologies Institute) of the Bauhaus of the Seas Sails coordinating team. Rogério Colaço, President of Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), University of Lisbon follows them. Additionally, keynote addresses will be given by Paulo Ferrão, Professor of IST and EU Mission for Climate Neutral and Smart Cities; Joana Mendonça, President of National Innovation Agency (ANI); Luís Araújo, President of Turismo de Portugal; Jorge Brito, Professor of Civil Engineering, IST; Michael Palmgren, Marine Education Center, Malmö, and Linn Johansson, Marine Pedagogue.

The day will also include an artistic performance, “A Metabolic Procession”, by Evy Jokhova and Jamie Allen. There will also be the opening of an architecture exhibition, “Work In Progress”, by IST Architecture, DECivil Department.

In summary, join us in Lisbon for this exciting kick-off event. Learn more about the Bauhaus of the Seas Sails project and its commitment to sustainable, fair, and appealing transitions!