In the inevitable extension to online, the general program of PDB’21 will launch the exhibition Invisible Lines, curated by CRA-Carlo Ratti Associati in collaboration with the MIT Senseable City Lab, which will present a look at the gentrification process and new ghettoization of the city with big data.
Complementing its installation dimension, Porto Design Biennale will also contemplate two spaces specially dedicated to the debate: a series of podcasts guided by the ideas proposed by the program (Vozes do Atelier, curated by André Cruz) and the cycle Friday Colloquia: Peripheral Perspectives, which proposes a set of colloquia attended by interdisciplinary academics, non-academic thinkers, designers, visual and performative artists and citizens.
In conjunction with the general curatorial proposal, France, as a guest country, presents a diversified program of radio conversations, exhibitions, installations and social projects, curated by Caroline Naphegyi and Sam Baron.
The 2021 edition of Porto Design Biennale (PDB) is promoted by the municipalities of Porto and Matosinhos and organized by esad – idea, Research in Design and Art, and will take place in both cities between June 2nd and July 25th. The great challenge of the event for this year is to call on society, academia, industry, institutions and cultural agents for a dynamic reflection on the construction of a “glocalized” future.