Lisboa 20.05.2021


Bauhaus of the Seas – NEB Co-Design Event is being co-organized by Câmara Municipal de Lisboa, Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program, Instituto Superior Técnico and MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology.

Organising Committee – Nuno Jardim Nunes (Técnico – ITI/LARSyS), Mariana Pestana (U. Lusófona – Center for Other Worlds), Markus Reynman (TBA Academy), José Albergaria(Design)

20 of May 2021

09:00 to 18:30 (Lisbon Time – GMT+1)

The first Bauhaus of the Seas co-design event is an opportunity to learn about and participate in the design of the New European Bauhaus initiative and learn how to contribute to the Bauhaus of the Seas vision.
The ”Bauhaus of the Seas” was the first thematic network proposed in the context of the co-creation phase of the New European Bauhaus. The Bauhaus of the seas, as “marhaus” (literally “the sea as our home”) or “baumar” (“the sea as a space for creation and impact entrepreneurship”), aims to promote renewed ethical and aesthetic regenerative development from a widely diverse range of dimensions of our continued relationship with the sea. This network will involve fostering a school of interdisciplinary experimentation and entrepreneurship, bound to shape a generation of designers, architects, engineers, artists, managers, and scientists around sustainable design solutions for coastal regions and the sea.


Beatrice Leanza
MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology
Nuno J. Nunes
Instituto Superior Técnico and Carnegie Mellon Portugal
“The Vision of the Bauhaus of the Seas”
Catarina Vaz Pinto
Councillor of Culture for the City of Lisbon
Graça Fonseca
Minister of Culture Portugal
Manuel Heitor
Minister of Science and Higher Education Portugal

Greetings from the EU

Elisa Ferreira
Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms, European Commission
Themis Christophidou
Director General for Education and Culture (DG EAC), European Commission

The New European Bauhaus

Ruth Reichstein
Advisor at I.D.E.A. — the European Commission Presidential Advisory Board on Green Deal and New European Bauhaus

The Bauhaus of the Seas School Ship

Miguel Figueira
Architect and Curator of the exposition “Our land is the Sea”

15mins Break
Panel: Developing the vision of a Bauhaus of the Seas I

Chairs: Markus Reynmann and Mariana Pestana

John Thackara
Writer, curator, event producer and visiting professor at Tongji University.
Angela Rui
Curator and researcher based in Milan, she taught at Polimi and Design Academy Eindhoven.
Dele Adeyemo
Architect, creative director, critical urban theorist and author of the The Cosmogony of (Racial) Capitalism design-led investigation.
Gillian Crampton-Smith
Pioneer of interaction designer from the Royal College of Art, Interaction Design Institute Ivrea and Iuav University of Venice.
Henk Ovink
Dutch special envoy to the United Nations and flood expert, appointed as the first Water Ambassador of the Netherlands.

Panel: Institutional Involvement

Chairs: Tiziana LippielloPaulo Soeiro de Carvalho

Tiago Pitta e Cunha
CEO Oceano Azul Foundation
Rogério Colaço
Dean of Instituto Superior Tecnico
Carola Hein
Director of the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus (LDE) Center on PortCityFutures
Simon Van Damme
LUCA School of Arts
Cecilia Christersson
Pro Vice-Chancellor for Global Engagement and Challenge Based Learning at Malmö University
Giorgio Metta
Scientific Director of Italian Institute of Technology
Alfredo Viglienzoni
Coordinator of the Economic Development Area of the Municipality of Genova
Jorge Barreto Xavier
Commissioner Oeiras 27

Lunch Break – 13:00-14:00


Panel: Developing the vision of a Bauhaus of the Seas II

Chairs: Markus Reynmann and Mariana Pestana

Andrés Jaque
Architect, writer and curator. His work explores the role architecture plays in the making of societies.
Ezio Manzini
Italian design academic and author known for his work on design for social innovation and sustainability.
Margarida Mendes
Researcher, curator and educator working at the intersection between art and ecological practices. She consults for Sciaena NGO / Oceano Livre on Deep Sea Mining.
Pelle Ehn
Professor Emeritus, School of Arts and Communication, Malmö University.
Michela Magas
Member of The New European Bauhaus High Level Round Table.

Roundtable Discussions


Roundtable 1

Roundtable 2

Roundtable 3

Roundtable 4

Roundtable 5

  • Design Education:
    How to evolve design education for a NEB
  • Chair: James Auger
  • Anthony Dunne — Parsons School of Design — The New School
    Alice Twemlow — Research Professor at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK)
    Arjun Harrison-Mann — Goldsmiths, University of London
    Lisa Grocott — Professor of Design at Monash U. and Director of WonderLab
16:45 – 17:15
Panel: Summary of Roundtable Discussions

Chairs: José Pedro Sousa and Mária Beňačková Rišková

Nik Baerten
Worldbuilding a more-than-human future
Ann Light
Transformative Economies
Paulo Ferrão
Circular Economy for Coastal Regions
Valentina Nisi
Tech in Sustainable Development
James Auger
Design Education

Closing Keynote

Paola Antonelli
Italian author, editor, architect, and curator. She is currently the Senior Curator of the Department of Architecture & Design as well as the Director of R&D at The Museum of Modern Art, New York City.


Chair: Frederico Duarte

Gonçalo Byrne
President of the Order of Architects
Luigi Brugnaro
Mayor of Venice
Cristina Messa
Italian Minister of University and Research
Miguel Gaspar
Councilor of the Lisbon Municipality