Seven international experts and leading practitioners of design, architecture and other seminal disciplines share their insights in the form of keynote speeches. Drawing in engaged audiences, the Lisbon Lectures are an essential part of the biennale’s programme, providing valuable input that broadens and enriches the ongoing reflection.

The Lisbon Lectures seek to bring the audience closer to the leading concerns of contemporary creative thinking, through the riveting keynote addresses of prominent international figures with a significant, widely recognized body of work.
Co-production Cinema São Jorge, EGEAC/
28, 29, 30 Sept and 1 Oct

Cinema São Jorge
Avenida da Liberdade, 175
1250-141 Lisboa

+351 213 103 400 T

Subway: Linha Azul – Avenida
Bus: Av. Liberdade – 36/ 44/ 702/ 709/ 711/ 732/ 745/ 746/
Train: Rossio

1 day Tickect
Regular — 5,00 €
Students and +65 — 3,00 €

3 days Pass
Regular — 12,00 €
Students and +65 — 7,50 €

Tickets for sale at the venue

16:00 D. Manuel Clemente (PT)

The Portuguese historian, intellectual and theologian D. Manuel Clemente, Bishop of Oporto, was awarded the Pessoa Prize in 2009.

Specially invited guest to introduce the theme Useless on the first day of EXD'11.

Free admission,
according to room capacity

15:00 Heather Shaw (US)
16:00 Marcel Wanders (NL)

Heather Shaw is an interior and vehicle designer; she has designed the ISAM performance stage of experimental musician Amon Tobin.

Marcel Wanders, a product and interior designer, was part of the first generation that propelled Dutch design to the limelight, and is one of the most well known designers in the world.

15:00 Sulki & Min (KR)
16:00 Fernando Brízio (PT)

Sulki & Min are the designers behind the BMW Guggenheim Lab and editors of "Specter Press".

Fernando Brízio is a seminal figure in Portugal’s design and the only Portuguese designer represented in an international gallery, the Galerie Kreo of contemporary design, in Paris.

15:00 Michael Rock (US)
16:00 Marcelo Rosenbaum (BR)

Michael Rock is the founder of 2x4, one of the largest American graphic design studios, with clients such as Prada and OMA.

Marcelo Rosenbaum is a Brazilian designer and architect whose work ranges from showrooms of Óscar Freire’s luxury stores to projects of social design.
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