( e )   INFO 25.SEP.2011

Count down to the EXD'11/LISBOA

With only 3 days to go before the opening of the Biennale EXD'11, Lisbon prepares for 61 days of celebrating design and design culture, under the theme Useless. The Opening Week, starting next Wednesday, September 28, promises a high-octane calendar of events in different formats, until October 2.

Prominent figure of multicultural dialogue in Portugal, Manuel Clemente, Bishop of Oporto, will introduce the theme Useless, thus launching the 6th edition of the EXD Biennale. Don’t miss the opportunity of hearing and experiencing live the creative work and thinking of the most exciting contemporary creators, in the Lisbon Lectures and Open Talks: Hans Ulrich Obrist, Michael Rock, Enzo Mari, Marcelo Rosenbaum, Marcel Wanders, among many others, from September 28 until October 2.

In a creative itinerary through the Lisbon city center, EXD’11 invites to the opening of original content, in the form of exhibitions, urban interventions and special projects: the first-ever anthology of Portuguese seminal designer Fernando Brízio, 8 exhibition units in 7 institutions in Sidelines, astounding infrastructural failures in the exhibition Utilitas Interrupta, two systems for measuring and evaluating usefulness in Useless?, among others.

The epicenter of the event’s dynamics in the city, a place for meeting and sharing, all Biennale roads lead to the Lounging Space, housed in the striking AntigoTribunal da Boa-Hora. Hosting the launch of the book “Useless/Sem-Uso”, the Lounging Space boasts its own program of exhibitions, djsets, projections and other events, as well as an terrace-, bar, shop and info centre. This is the ideal starting point for your experience of the Biennale and the city of Lisbon, until November 27.

Click here for the full Opening Week programme
— Tickets for the Lisbon Lectures on sale at Cinema São Jorge (+351 213 103 400)

Follow the preparations for the Biennale as they are unveiled daily
in the official blog and the social networks Facebook and Twitter.


Institutional Partners:
Câmara Municipal de Lisboa; Ministério da Economia e da Inovação;
Turismo de Portugal; Presidência do Conselho de Ministros - Secretaria de Estado da Cultura.

Sponsored by: Heineken.
Open Talks Sponsor: Caixa Geral de Depósitos.
Associated Brand: SIM - Movimento pela criatividade em Portugal by Samsung.

Co-Productions: British Council; Cinemateca Portuguesa – Museu do Cinema; Cinema São Jorge. Strategic Partnership: EGEAC E.E.M. Action For Age Partners: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian; The Royal Society for the Encouragement of the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce; Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa. Educational Service Partners: Aalto University; Basel School of Design; CADA; FBAUL; Ministério da Educação - DGIDC; Oficina do Cego. Media Partners: Antena 1; Antena 3; Público; RTP; sapo.pt. Cooperation Protocols & Partnerships: Babel; Biblioteca Municipal Camões; Fundação Arpad Szenes - Vieira da Silva; Heineken; IADE - Creative University; Moda Lisboa; MUDE – Museu do Design e da Moda, Colecção Francisco Capelo; Museu Arqueológico do Carmo; Museu da Água – Reservatório da Mãe d'Água das Amoreiras; Museu da Farmácia; Museu das Artes Decorativas Portuguesas - FRESS; Museu de São Roque; Museu do Teatro Romano; Museu Geológico; Ordem dos Arquitectos. Supporters: Absolut Vodka; Arquivo Bens Culturais; ATL – Associação de Turismo de Lisboa; Cision Portugal; Goethe-Institut; Horto do Campo Grande; Institut Français; JCDecaux; Metropolitano de Lisboa; Mondriaan Foundation. Media Supporters: Arqa; DAMn°; Dezeen; Étapes; Eye Magazine; Frame; Items; Neo2; Projectar Casa Magazine; Revista Up. Educational Service Suport: Embaixada de Israel, Instituto Português da Juventude.

With the high patronage of the President of the Portuguese Republic Aníbal Cavaco Silva. Statute of cultural interest, within the patronage of the arts law.
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