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Bauhaus of the Sea Sails Kickoff Event

The Bauhaus of the Seas Sails project’s official kickoff event will take place on February 1-2, 2023, in Lisbon. The event will be hosted by Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), the Municipality of Lisbon (CML) and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, the project’s local partners. The CMU Portugal Program is also one of the supporters of this initiative, led by its National Codirector, Nuno Nunes.

This two-day event aims to launch the project among the consortium members and showcase the new initiative to local and international audiences interested in Bauhaus of the Sea Sails. The project was one of the six selected projects by the European Commission under the call for the development of ‘lighthouse demonstrators‘ of the New European Bauhaus (NEB).

The first day (February 1) will take place at Factory Lisbon in Hub Criativo do Beato, with an institutional welcome by local hosts and artistic performance. The afternoon will count on local showcases consisting of short, interactive presentations.

The second day (February 2) at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation will introduce the concept of “drops” – concrete activities and experiments within the project to engage local communities on a sustainable, fair, and appealing transition.

Draft agenda

Day 1 – Wednesday, February 1 – Factory Lisbon (Hub Criativo do Beato)

9 – 9.30 – Welcome by Coordinators team – Nuno Jardim Nunes (PI) and Mariana Pestana (Co-PI)
9.30 – 10.00 – Welcome speeches “Starting the journey in Portugal”
10.00 -11.00 – Opening performance “A Metabolic Procession” by artists Evy Jokhova and Jamie Allen
11.00 – 11.30 – Teresa Valsassina Heitor, Professor of Architecture, Instituto Superior Técnico
11.30 – 12.00 -Jorge Brito, Professor of Civil Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico


14.30 – 16.00 – Local Context Showcases on 3D printing, regenerative cultures with local architects, engineers, and curators
16.30 – 17.30 – Workshops (for consortium only)

Day 2 – Thursday, February 2 – Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

9.30 – 13.00 Morning session – Introduction to the “drops” activities and experiments designed to engage local communities on a sustainable, fair, and appealing transition with two streams “Connecting” and “Designing”


14.00 – 19.00 Workshops (for consortium only)

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. Conceived as a journey with Portugal as a starting point, the Bauhaus of the Seas will generate a design movement that will extend to all coastal and maritime regions in Europe.

The project Bauhaus of the Seas Sails, which counts on CMU Portugal’s institutional support, was awarded approximately €5 million by the European Commission. Scientists, Artists, Architects, and Local Communities will work together to pursue the broad Vision of the New Bauhaus of the Seas, an initiative led by CMU Portugal National Codirector Nuno Nunes to demonstrate and archive solutions for climate neutrality with a particular focus on coastal cities as an interface to healthy seas, ocean and water bodies. With a network of 18 organizations across six European countries, the Project will be led Instituto Superior Técnico in Portugal.

The Bauhaus of the Seas Sails project will demonstrate and archive solutions for climate neutrality with a particular focus on coastal cities as an interface to healthy seas, ocean and water bodies envisioning a triangle of sustainability, inclusion and design focused on the most important global natural space.

More information on the initiative website.



Start date

Feb. 1, 2023

End Date

Feb. 2, 2023

The Bauhaus of the Seas Sails project's official kickoff event will take place on February 1-2, 2023, in Lisbon.