Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa
09 APR 2022
6:00 am - 6:00 pm (UTC)
Free Admission
Open House Worldwide Curators: Elis Shin, George Kafka.

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Open House Worldwide Festival

Housing and the people

The 2nd edition of the Worldwide Festival is on its way with a non-stop 12-hour programme under the theme Housing and the People, to show extraordinary housing examples across the globe.

As a member of the international Open House network, the Triennale is taking part in one of the sessions of this live streaming festival’s programme which takes place on April 9 from 6 am to 6 pm (UTC). Each session brings together two architectural projects built in two cities, combined with a presentation and a talk. Lisbon will be paired with the Nigerian city of Lagos.

As households worldwide change in size, composition, values and dreams, how should the architecture of our homes evolve to match? How can the cities of the future build low-carbon homes at the scale required to accommodate growing populations? How can they retain their character and cityscapes? What lessons can the architects of tomorrow learn from the ingenious and indigenous designs of yesterday? We are looking for global answers to what makes housing a home.

Recent contexts also raise questions that are critical in this discussion, since the pandemic has turned the design of housing and neighbourhoods on its head, transforming perspectives and aspirations across the globe. Simultaneously, profound shifts in technological, environmental and social conventions are rewriting the rulebooks of domestic life.

Created by the Open House Worldwide network, the festival is a daylong live broadcast of housing project tours in Buenos Aires, Lagos, Lisbon, London, Melbourne, New York, Taipei and more. An experience that allows you to visit different projects and ways of promoting community life, explore bold housing neighbourhoods, meet the people reshaping dwellings, and join critical debates about the future of housing.

Live on YouTube6 am - 6 pm UTC (7 am - 7 pm WEST)

About OHWW

Open House Worldwide is a network of nonprofit organisations in fifty cities that host festivals and conversations about architecture, design, and cities across the globe. TheOpen House Worldwide network was founded in 2010 and today has members in six continents, reaching hundreds of thousands of people every year. Open House Worldwide is administered by Open City, a charity registered in the United Kingdom.

The first Open House Worldwide festival took place in November 2020 as a collective response to the impact of COVID-19 on Open House festivals, which typically rely on in-person participation. The first festival took place over 48-hours, was broadcast to a global audience of over 40,000 people and was named one of Dezeen's top events of 2020.