The Center for Other Worlds (COW) is an interdisciplinary research centre for design and art, based at Lusófona University. It focuses on the development of perspectives that are not dominant nor imposed by the design discipline—through criticism, speculation and collaboration with various disciplines such as curating, architecture, visual arts, ecology and political theory—having in design an unifying element but rejecting hierarchies between them. The centre’s name makes a reference to the concept of otherness, thereby aiming at challenging universal visions of design and art. The centre’s core mission is therefore inscribed in its name.