Video Series

Produced in collaboration with the independent editorial platform entirely dedicated to culture and creativity Canal 180, and filmed on location across Europe, the Bauhaus of the Seas Sails 16-episode series aims to communicate the consortium’s larger aspirations, goals and approaches. More importantly, it aims to inform and inspire citizens directly involved or impacted by these pilots.

The series is split in two seasons, with episodes dropping every month from April to November in 2024 and 2025 – here and on Canal 180’s Youtube channel. Season 1, titled Drop, Ripple, Wave, is composed of conversations where consortium members and external experts discuss each of the eight pilot project typologies – drops. Season 2 will feature the projects’ locations, protagonists and results.



Season 1
Drop, Ripple, Wave

In this season, consortium partner members and experts discuss the concepts, aspirations and goals behind each Bauhaus of the Seas Sails drop. Under the drop, ripple, wave metaphor, drops are focused and localised initiatives developed at the territorial level, which aim to generate a ripple effect. As such, they are more than a project typology, extending from the demonstrator pilot level to the city, region, national and continental levels, thus demonstrating how each pilot is scaled and replicated across time and space.

Episode 1
Multispecies Assemblies



The Zoöp model is an organisational model for cooperation between human and non-human life that safeguards the interests of all zoë (Greek for ‘life’). The Zoöp model makes the interests of nonhuman life part of organisational decision making. In this first episode of Bauhaus of the Seas Sails, Nuno Jardim Nunes (Instituto Superior Técnico) and Klaas Kuitenbrouwer (Nieuwe Instituut) discuss this model and how it can help organizations become more ecologically responsible by having a direct perspective of how their decisions impact other species and ecosystems as a whole when making decisions.

Episode 2
Inclusive Digital Storytelling 



In this second episode of Bauhaus of the Seas Sails, Luísa Metelo Seixas and Valentina Nisi (Instituto Superior Técnico) discuss the Inclusive Digital Storytelling drop which tackles cultural exclusion in displaced communities who are facing forced assimilation or ethnic segregation.

It does so by employing digital storytelling as a co-design tool for community cohesion and intercultural dialogue, involving marginalized communities and unheard voices. Additionally, it monitors ongoing changes through pilot implementations. Citizens contribute stories, leveraging cultural heritage for economic, social, and environmental benefits, fostering intercultural dialogues and bridging generational and species divides.

Episode 3
Ocean Literacy 



Inspired by the concepts of Escola Azul and the Eco-Schools Network, as well as from the work of the FamStudio design practice, the Ocean Literacy drop aims at educating new generations to be more responsible and participative towards the sustainability of the oceans, aiming to translate scientific findings into actionable insights and design actions and products with industry and cultural partners.

Michael Palmgren, Manager of the Marine Education Center in Malmö, Sweden, has 40+ years of marine biology experience. He collaborates with Naturum Öresund to foster environmental stewardship. Marco Frade, a conservation biologist specializing in Portuguese freshwater ecosystems, focuses on fish fauna and invasive species. At Aquário Vasco da Gama, he develops educational programs to promote conservation.

Episode 4
Blue Seniors 



Seniors are an essential and growing part of a community that hold traditions, experience, and knowledge but also have special needs and fragilities.

In this episode, Fabio Pittarello, computer science professor at Ca’ Foscari, and Venice City Councilor Paola Mar, discuss ways to promote spatial and cultural justice for seniors living in coastal areas, while making the most of their historical and cultural knowledge about these regions.

The Blue Seniors drop explores interactive design as a support for inhabiting a place, starting by examining seniors’ needs and involving them in the design and evaluation of platforms and tools prototyped in workshops. Characterized by an inclusive, intergenerational approach, it aims to bridge gaps among seniors, families, social services, designers, and entrepreneurs.