Lisbon, Oeiras, Venice, Genoa, Malmö, Hamburg and Rotterdam Pilot Launches

Months of  May and June 2024 have been identified as ideal moments for the Bauhaus of the Seas Sails pilots to launch their local implementation activities with a public programme.

Several pilots including Malmö, Rotterdam, Venice, Genoa, Lisbon and Oeiras have chosen the 8th of June – World Oceans Day as a perfect occasion for their public events while Hamburg is focusing the kick-off around the opening of the Survival in the 21st century exhibition, organised by our partner and Hamburg pilot leader Deichtorhallen.

Below you can find more information on each pilot city and their pilot launch programme. If you happen to live in one of these cities, we invite you to join our local researchers, artists and activists in exploring our relation with the ocean and water bodies and celebrate the World Oceans Day with us.



Saturday, 18 May from 14.00 – 15.00
Thursday, 30 May from 11.00 – 12.00 and 15.00 – 16.00

Deichtorhallen Museum, Hamburg

Bauhaus of the Seas Sails will be part of the opening programme of the School of Survival is a future laboratory  within the exhibition Survival in the 21st century, organised by our partner and Hamburg pilot leader Deichtorhallen, taking place from 18 May to 5 November 2024 in Hamburg, Germany.

The opening will take place on Saturday, 18 May 2024 where several partners will present the project’s narrative with a special focus on the Regenerative Menu drop. The interactive workshops will mark the start of the local activities of the Hamburg pilot.

On Thursday, 30 May, 2024, Hamburg’s Hall of Contemporary Art will host two events that promise to inspire and engage attendees with innovative projects and ideas.

Bauhaus of the Seas Sails Fellowship Kick-Off Event

From 11:00 to 12:00, the Bauhaus of the Seas Sails Fellowship will introduce seven fellowships that focus on Regenerative Menu. You can find more information here.

From 15:00 to 16:00, Klaas Kuitenbrouwer and Wietske Nutma from Het Nieuwe Instituut (NL) will present the Zoöp model. You can find more information here.

Both events will be held in the Kitchen at the Hall of Contemporary Art and will be conducted in English. Participants can access these events with the free Survival Pass, which allows unlimited entry to the exhibition and participation in the School of Survival. Prior registration is not required, but space is limited to 35 participants. For group visits with more than eight people, prior arrangement via is requested.


Friday, 7 June 2024 from 11.30 – 13.00
Friday, 14 June 2024 from 9.30 – 12.15
Genoa Blue District, Genoa

The Genova pilot is organising two public events in the context of the World Oceans Day and the kick-off of the local implementation activities. Both events are free and will be held in Italian.

On Friday, 7 June 2024, the “Blue Carbon” event, presented under the Blue initiatives of the Genova Municipality among which also the Bauhaus of the Seas Sails project, will consist of a workshop followed by talks, a documentary projection and a concert. You can find more information here.

The second event will take place on Friday, 14 June 2024 under the title “Workshop Blue Mission EU”, where Bauhaus of the Sea Sails project in Genova will be publicly presented. Click here for the programme and registration.


Lisbon and Oeiras

The free public programme of the Portuguese pilots in the context of June 8th is developed by the Municipalities of Lisbon and Oeiras in collaboration with the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

The event aims to contribute to a moment of reflection, debate and construction of collective intelligence on the history that the Tagus and the cities of Lisbon and Oeiras share, but above all as this story lives from its intersections with the life of communities.

Three pilot projects are being developed in Lisbon and Oeiras demonstrators to date – Bluemaker Space, Regenerative Menu and A Call to the Sea – which will see their first public event on June 8th at Mar da Palha, in Lisbon, and at Baía dos Golfinhos (Dolphin’s Bay) and the Fort of São Bruno, in Oeiras.


Saturday, 8 June 2024
Mar da Palha, Lisbon

In Lisbon, the event is anchored precisely in Mar da Palha, marking the process of crossing between different types of knowledge generating both a set of outcomes (which include the collection of qualitative data about these relationships) and a set of outputs.

Activities including outdoor conversations about the riverside environment, workshops for families and children on the beach next to the fort, photography laboratory about algae and biomaterials and a Caldeirada à fragateiro (fish stew), co-created between a chef and fishermen, will mark the official and local kick-off of the Bauhaus of the Seas Sails pilot projects in Portugal.

Saturday, 8 June 2024
Dolphins Bay and São Bruno Fort, Oeiras

The Oeiras Municipality is inviting the local community to participate in a unique journey of knowledge, appealing to action and preservation in favour of rivers and oceans.

The program includes a guided tour of the Fort of São Bruno, amazement conversations about the surroundings marine environments, from the visible to the invisible, in addition to experimental cyanotype workshops, decorative painting and other curiosities about the species that inhabit the Tagus.

When boarding at the Fort of São Bruno, participants will immerse in the secret world of aquatic ecosystems, through various initiatives that reinforce maritime cultural roots and bring together the past, present and future connection with the Tagus.

Participation is free for both events in Lisbon and Oeiras.
More information and registrations here (in Portuguese).


Saturday, 8 June 2024 from 11.00 – 15.00
Södra Varvsbassängen and Färjeterminalen

Our Swedish pilot is organising a celebration of the World Oceans Day at Södra Varvsbassängen and Färjeterminalen in Malmö, on 8 June between 11.00 and 15.00. The event is free and no registrations is required.

Different activities will be organised where Malmö residents of all ages can experience and interact with marine life. Together the participants will inaugurate Södra Varvsbassängen, which is being transformed into an underwater park with, among other things, eelgrass and bladderwrack. They will have the opportunity to build a stone reef that will be home to your future neighbours, such as the seaweed snail, perch, shore crab, herring and eel. The afternoon will continue in Nyhamnen to explore the future marine park at the Ferry Terminal.

The event is a collaboration between Marine Education Center, Malmö University (The School of Arts and Communication and The Forum for Social Innovation), Malmö Municipality and ArkDes- Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design.

The program details are available in Swedish here.



Saturday, 8 June 2024 from 13.30 – 15.30
Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam

The Delta pilot is inviting you to the public kick-off of the implementation of the Delta pilot on Saturday, 8 June from 13.30 to 15.30. This event is part of the Rotterdam Architecture Month, and will be held in English. The Rotterdam Architecture Month is the Netherlands’ largest architecture festival about the future of the city, taking place each year in June.

The Delta pilot is being implemented at two different locations: Rotterdam and Grenspark Groot Saeftinghe. The partners involved work on a shared agenda for the Delta region and work on sustainable solutions for coastal areas, exploring the knowledge, perspectives and cultural values ​​associated with water while participants are challenged to work on the relationship between human and non-human human life in a radically different way.

During the afternoon at the Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam, each of the pilot areas will share their current challenges, the status of their research and upcoming activities. The afternoon will end outside in the New Garden with a walk and networking.

You can find more information and how to register here.


Saturday, 8 June 2024 from 17.00 – 22.30
Ocean Space, Campo San Lorenzo, Venice

The Venice pilot kick-off will be shaped as a round table and hosted by Ocean Space at Campo San Lorenzo in Venice. The event is co-organised by the Bauhaus of the Seas Sails Venice partners Ca’ Foscari University of VeniceIUAV University of Venice, City of Venice and North Adriatic Sea Port Authority.

The Venice pilot is being implemented in the San Basilio and Santa Marta areas, a zone connected to the lagoon and characterized by interesting transformation opportunities. Over the years, heritage renewal has been started by the Municipality,  and the Port Authority, with the complete renovation of the port docks and transformation of industrial buildings by universities into sites of research and knowledge exchange.

The Venice pilot will share the current challenges, the status of their research, and upcoming activities focusing around three drops: Blue Seniors, Regenerative Menu and Future Tidal Architectures.

Click here for more information.