Opening 06.06.24

City Cortex opens on June 6th 2024!

Join us at the bank of the Tagus river and get to know the authors and their contributions to this project which melds design, architecture, the city and sustainability.

We start in Lisbon, in the Belém area, with a roundtable featuring Eduardo Souto de Moura, Elizabeth Diller, Gabriel Calatrava, Dominic Leong, Stefan Sagmeister and Yves Béhar, who will present projects conceived from cork as well as the processes employed when using this raw material. After the debate, the walking itinerary begins in this area of the city as a discovery of the pieces installed in the surrounding spaces.

Next, we will cross the Tagus by boat to Trafaria, where we are invited to get to know Gabriel Calatrava’s contribution to the project, in a moment of celebration and engagement with the local community.

The event continues later, back in Belém, where we will finish the day with the opening of the final installations, celebrating the event at sunset with music and celbration.

Thursday, June 6th 2024

10:30 Belém, Auditorium of the Museum Nacional dos Coches*
Roundtable with Eduardo Souto de Moura, Gabriel Calatrava, Dominic Leong, Liz Diller, Stefan Sagmeister and Yves Béhar
Moderator: Shumon Basar

11:30 Belém, walking itinerary beginning at Rua do Cais da Alfândega Velha and finishing at the MAAT gardens
Opening of the installations by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Eduardo Souto de Moura, Leong Leong and Yves Béhar

14:30 Trafaria, Praceta Porto de Lisboa
Opening of the installation by Gabriel Calatrava | Cal

19:30 Belém, Pedestrian tunnel in Praça do Império, Espelho d’Água and Museu de Arte Popular
Opening cocktail for the installations by Sagmeister & Walsh


* The event is free, subject to availability. 

Registration link will be available at experimentadesign’s instagram bio on June 3rd.