Partnership established between The Center for Other Worlds/ Lusófona University and the Municipality of Óbidos, focused on a multi-year interdisciplinary project using design and culture for systemic intervention in the village and region, implementing a variety of participatory, collaborative and pedagogical programmes across various municipal infrastructures. Projects to be announced soon.

COW is contributing to the programming of the upcoming conference on the New European Bauhaus building upon the vision of the ‘Bauhaus of the Seas’, with Vice-director @m.pestana taking part in 2 panels. The conference will take place at @maatmuseum, on the 20 May. Info:

In the context of the @2021portugaleu, COW’s Vice-director @m.pestana and researcher Mafalda Dâmaso will participate in the conference ‘Culture, Cohesion and Social Impact’, to be held at the @fundacao_serralves, Porto, Portugal, on the 5–6 May 2021. Info and registration:

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.