A Design Journey: From Lisbon to the world

Discover the next and past events of our event programme.

Design is portal into culture and tradition, mastery and craftsmanship, it propels both innovation and development, and connects both on a local and international scale.

A Design Journey: From Lisbon to the world is an event programme that seeks to stimulate relevant discussions and collaborations based on current issues around design, craftsmanship and sustainability, in the form of roundtable talks, workshops and film screenings.
The programme’s curators, Babled Edition and Passa Ao Futuro, will involve national and international participations, bringing together expert voices from both Portugal and around the world to dissect, analyse and discuss each topic.

Events will take place in Rua da Madalena 85, between the 1st floor (Babled Edition Studio) and The 3rd Floor, and will be streamed live on The 3rd Floor's social channels.
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October 2022 - March 2023

English | Português



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Past events

In loving memory of Fatima Durkee (1980-2022), co-founder of Passa Ao Futuro.

20.10.2022 / Talk
'The revolution will be designed!'

Speakers:
Irene Fortuyn (Design Academy Eindhoven) Giulio Vinaccia (ESAD Matosinhos) Susanna Cerri (Scuola del Non Sapere)
Special guests: Jean Gardner (Activist, Writer and Teacher) Maria Milano (ESAD Matosinhos)
Moderator: Veerle Devos (Design Journalist)
A discussion on the topic of design education in the 21st century and the different ways in which it can provide young designers with the tools to design sustainable, inclusive, and responsible projects.

Curated in collaboration with our partner Passa Ao Futuro, as part of our event program 'A Design Journey: From Lisbon to the world'. This talk was dedicated to our dear friend and colleague Fatima Durkee.



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03.02.2022 / Talk
'Closing the gap between artisans and consumers through the digital domain'

With Annie Waterman (AOW Handmade) & Alison Phillips (Powered By People) & Filipa Belo (Portugal Manual) & Fatima Durkee (Mediator)
A roundtable discussion regarding the pressing issue of connecting artisans to appropriate markets and discussing solutions that make a difference, thinking locally and globally.

Curated by our partner Passa Ao Futuro, as part of our event program 'A Design Journey: From Lisbon to the world'.



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18.11.2021 / Talk
'Creative approaches to giving longevity to traditional textile skills in a sustainable way'

With Filipe Barata & Rita Salvado & Nicole McBride & Valentina Pilia & Fatima Durkee (Moderator)
The speakers span the worlds of fashion, interior design, architecture, non-profit activism and academic research. Their discussion was focused on strategies and difficulties in bringing Portuguese textile artisans and the textile markets closer together in a holistically sustainable way (social, environmental, economic).

Curated by our partner Passa Ao Futuro, as part of TCBL Days 2021, the CreativeWear Plus project and our event program 'A Design Journey: From Lisbon to the world'.



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14.10.2021 / Talk
'Cooperative Design:
The power is in people'

With Giulio Vinaccia & Emmanuel Babled & Veerle Devos (Moderator)
Designers Giulio Vinaccia and Emmanuel Babled talked 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.

Curated in collaboration with our partner Passa Ao Futuro, as part of our event program 'A Design Journey: From Lisbon to the world'.

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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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