How can we use Big Data to uncover our cities’ shifting segregation patterns? Through the exhibition at the Porto Design Biennale, CRA-Carlo Ratti Associati and MIT Senseable City Lab strive to cast a new light on the issue of social segregation, in Porto and other cities around the world. Analyzing big data that shows people’s movements within urban boundaries, it proposes an alternative interpretation to the century-old idea of ghetto. It aims to illuminate the subtle and insidious ways in which segregation works today.
Openning Porto Design Biennale 2021
A Porto Design Biennale regressa dia 2 de junho com a abertura da exposição Museu da Matéria Viva do curador geral Alastair Fuad-Luke na Casa do Design e com a exposição Autre, no âmbito da programação do País Convidado, França, com curadoria de Caroline Naphegyi e Sam Baron no Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis.
Workshops Museum of Vibrant Matter
Open call for the Museum of Vibrant Matter expeditions and workshops. The Museum of Vibrant Matter asks us to pay attention and attune to our local biological, technical and hybrid materialities as an act of care towards ourselves, other living things, our soils, water and geology. The Museum of Vibrant Matter comprises three workshops that will explore different material environments in the local territory; collect/gather matter or material samples; experiment with making materials and artefacts; and enter new records into the Archive of Vibrant Matter.
Under the Youth Volunteer Program “Agora Nós”, IPDJ – Portuguese Institute of Sport and Youth, I.P. will select 30 young volunteers to participate in Porto Design Biennale 2021. Candidates must be between 18 and 30 years old, interested in culture, have good knowledge of the English language, communication skills and willingness to participate in the activities. Registration is open until May 23.
Exhibitions, conferences, workshops and publications make up the programmatic skeleton proposed by the general curator, Alastair Fuad-Luke, for a biennale that is to be held with the participation of all – citizens, visitors, professionals and lovers of design -, generating strategic and effective alliances for building communities of change.
In a response to the open call launched by Porto Design Biennale, eight projects have been chosen to integrate the Satellite Activities of the event. Talks, tours, installations and workshops are will some of the proposals that will then be part of the program of activities to be developed between the 2nd of June and the 25th of July 2021.
France Guest Country Curators
The guest country for PBD 2021 is France, which will have a dedicated program, in line with the general theme of this edition. The curators Caroline Naphegyi and Sam Baron will be leading the guest country program developed in partnership with the Institut français du Portugal and the French Embassy in Portugal.
Starting now are two Open Calls for proposals for the Biennale. The first call on Satellite Activities will receive applications that are able to enrich the reflection on the general theme. The second call is Graphic Design open for the presentation of portfolios of designers, studios or design agencies interested in developing the future visual identity for PDB21.
Alastair Fuad-Luke, Chief-Curator
Curated by Alastair Fuad-Luke, 2021 edition of Porto Design Biennale aims to think and intervene in the current moment, under the theme Alter-Realities: Designing the Present.