PROGRAM & EVENTS


A DESIGN JOURNEY: FROM LISBON TO THE WORLD
Curated by Babled Studio and Passa Ao Futuro
COOPERATIVE DESIGN: THE POWER IS IN PEOPLE


A talk with Giulio Vinaccia & Emmanuel Babled

Moderated by Veerle Devos


October 14th 2021 / 19:00h

@ The 3rd Floor, Lisboa


Livestreaming on 3rd Floor's Facebook page
It’s with great pleasure we announce that on the 14th of October, Italian designer Giulio Vinaccia will join us to discuss his work with colleague, French designer Emmanuel Babled.

Giulio and Emmanuel will talk about the mission of design today, about applying design as a tool for human development, the importance of cooperation, the impact of green inspiration and social sustainability, and about design as a journey.

The conversation will be moderated by Belgian journalist Veerle Devos. You’re most welcome to attend the talk, live or online, and to share your own thoughts and experiences.


Language: English
Capacity: 30 people*
*Upon presentation of a valid green pass.
Giulio Vinaccia used to be a product designer, working with big brands in electronics, sports equipment and lighting. One day everything changed. “On the 10th of September 2001, I found myself completely immersed in a discussion about which colour red the new Vespa helmet should be – burgundy or rather vermilion? The next day this whole discussion appeared to me as so very futile...” The 9/11 attacks changed Giulio Vinaccia’s life and work profoundly: he began his second life as a designer who creates tools for other people. His work was picked up by the United Nations, resulting in a fruitful collaboration. So much so that in 2016, Giulio Vinaccia and United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) were awarded the prestigious Compasso d'Oro prize for the consistent use of industrial design as a means of driving development in over 15 countries. Even though Vinaccia’s design studio in Milan still produces product design, the main focus of his work is now ‘social design’. “Designers are specialized in finding solutions for everyday life", says Vinaccia. "We are catalysts and problem-solvers and well placed to do so since we have a foot in production, in marketing and in developing things of beauty. Today, designers increasingly design for the real world."

Over the past year Emmanuel Babled has dedicated much of his time to a new project in Tanzania - a seed that almost planted itself, as it was such an obvious and natural new chapter for him to explore. During the talk, he will present the first series developed in collaboration with the Jisamwe collective - the Mziwa chairs - a project which was presented earlier this year at Milan Design Week 2021. Over the last 30 years, Emmanuel has consistently worked in direct contact with the artisans who produce his pieces, believing this proximity to be fundamental to each of his designs. He holds local craftsmanship wherever he works in the highest regard and endeavours to preserve traditional techniques where possible, by bringing a current and conscious vision to the design of each piece.

PAST EVENTS


We are an open to the public platform, that hosts discussions, exchanges and collaborations in creative fields, focusing around the topics of craftsmanship, design, sustainability and well-being. Events curated by Babled Studio and Passa Ao Futuro are open to the public and aim to build an engaged community, ready to collaborate and share ideas.

03.10.2021 / Workshop
'The Wheel II'

With MACHEIA & Manuel Ferreira & Fatima Durkee (Passa Ao Futuro)
MACHEIA and artisan Manuel Ferreira joined us for the second edition of their practical workshop about bunho, for the creation of pieces and to incite a joint investigation about the Portuguese technique, currently facing extinction.

Coordinated in collaboration with our partner Passa Ao Futuro.

18.09.2021 / Workshop
'Recortes'

With Clara Leitão & Maria Luísa Ramires & Fatima Durkee (Passa Ao Futuro)
The artists Clara Leitão and Maria Luísa Ramires guided a textile screen printing workshop using second-hand fabrics and paper cutouts for the creation of pieces, while proposing a conversation about the technique and their artistic references.

Coordinated in collaboration with our partner Passa Ao Futuro, as part of Clara and Zizi's residency at The 3rd Floor Lab.

22.05.2021 / Workshop
'The Wheel'

With MACHEIA & Manuel Ferreira & Fatima Durkee (Passa Ao Futuro)
With the participation of the artisan Manuel Ferreira, MACHEIA proposed a practical workshop to create bunho pieces and incite a joint investigation about the Portuguese technique, currently facing extinction.

Coordinated in collaboration with our partner Passa Ao Futuro, as part of MACHEIA's residency at The 3rd Floor Lab.

26.11.2020 / Workshop
Natural Dyeing

With Tamara Bigot (Distinto Lisboa)
Aiming to open people to a new perspective on natural dyeing, Tamara Bigot from Distinto Lisboa leads a practical workshop on how to use food waste, like avocado, onions skins and turmeric, to tie & dye on silk and cotton.

Coordinated by The 3rd Floor.

22.09.2020 / Workshop
'Regenerative Eating' #3

With Valentina Amaral (Embodied Food) & Fatima Durkee (Passa Ao Futuro)
The third practical workshop from the 'Regenerative Eating' series led by Valentina Amaral from Embodied Food. Learning to make artisanal miso, an ancient fermentation method, and understanding koji as a portal to exciting flavour and increased vitality.

Coordinated by our partner Passa Ao Futuro.

12.08.2020 / Workshop
'Regenerative Eating' #2

With Valentina Amaral (Embodied Food) & Fatima Durkee (Passa Ao Futuro)
The second practical workshop from the 'Regenerative Eating' series led by Valentina Amaral from Embodied Food and Ana Jungen from Fiz Kombucha. Learning to make non-alcoholic fizzy probiotic drinks — a short introduction to the fermentation culture, its regenerative power and its potential to amplify our ecological awareness.

Coordinated by our partner Passa Ao Futuro.

15.07.2020 / Workshop
'Regenerative Eating' #1

With Valentina Amaral (Embodied Food) & Fatima Durkee (Passa Ao Futuro)
The first practical workshop from the 'Regenerative Eating' series led by Valentina Amaral from Embodied Food. A short introduction to fermentation and how it relates to the microbiome and regenerative eating.

Coordinated by our partner Passa Ao Futuro.

26.09.2019 / Talk
'What happened to Portuguese design?'

With Marco Sousa Santos & Célia Esteves & Manuel Netto & Toni Grilo
A proactive discussion about what happened to Portuguese design that acts as an instigator for positive change, mediated by Marco Sousa Santos. The joining designers are Célia Esteves, Manuel Netto and Toni Grilo.

Coordinated in collaboration with our partner Passa Ao Futuro.

29.06.2019 / Movie screening
'Human Nature'

'Human Nature' By Sofia Mourato Part of Arquiteturas Film Festival
Screening of short movies, part of the Arquiteturas Film Festival program, on the theme of the 7th edition — 'Human Nature'. Presented by the director of the Festival, Sofia Mourato.

Coordinated in collaboration with our partner Passa Ao Futuro.

09.05.2019 / Round-table
Sustainable architecture

With Joaquin Karcher & Alice Jeronimo & Paulo Carneiro & Fatima Durkee (Passa Ao Futuro)
Round-table between Joaquin Karcher, Alina Jeronimo and Paulo Carneiro on the issues of sustainable architecture, presented by Fatima Durkee. As the debate about climate change is shifting, architects are being called on to provide solutions on how to build a sustainable world for present and future generations.

Coordinated in collaboration with our partner Passa Ao Futuro.

23.04.2019 / Round-table
Technology and craft

With Helena Ambrósio & Emmanuel Babled & Bernardo Gaeiras & Fatima Durkee (Passa Ao Futuro)
Round-table between Helena Ambrósio, Emmanuel Babled and Bernardo Gaeiras on the intersection of technology and craft, asking the question of how can technology facilitate the design and creation process within the context of craftsmanship as an invisible tool.

Coordinated in collaboration with our partner Passa Ao Futuro.

03.04.2019 / Movie screening
'Burning the Future: Coal in America'

'Burning the Future: Coal in America' By David Novack
Screening of the documentary 'Burning the Future: Coal in America', presented by the director David Novack and followed by Q&A.

Coordinated in collaboration with our partner Passa Ao Futuro.

27.02.2019 / Movie screening
'The Light Bulb Conspiracy'

'The Light Bulb Conspiracy' By Cosima Dannoritzer With Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance
Screening of the movie 'The Light Bulb Conspiracy', directed by Cosima Dannoritzer, introduced by Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance. Followed by a Q&A with the director via Skype and an open debate on the issues presented by the film.

Coordinated in collaboration with our partner Passa Ao Futuro.

25.01.2019 / Movie screening
'The Forgotten Space'

With Emília Tavares & Rita Sá Marques
Screening of the film 'The Forgotten Space' by Allan Sekula, presented by the curator Emília Tavares and Rita Sá Marques. Debate to follow, on globalisation and its social and economical implications on contemporary society.

Coordinated in collaboration with our partner Passa Ao Futuro.

13.12.2018 / Movie screening
'Manufactured Landscapes'

By Edward Burtynsky & Fatima Durkee (Passa Ao Futuro)
Screening of the film 'Manufactured Landscapes', a documentary about the work of the Canadian photographer and visual artist Edward Burtynsky. It consists of a reflection on the impact of industrialisation on landscape and the environment. Introduction by Fatima Durkee, followed by debate.

Coordinated in collaboration with our partner Passa Ao Futuro.

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