LISBON, PORTUGAL.-ExperimentaDesign – Bienal de Lisboa is an international event dedicated to design culture and creativity. Conceived and produced by Experimenta Association, it constitutes one of Portugal’s leading cultural events. The driving force of the Biennale is design. Not only the multiple aspects of design as creative activity and cultural production, but design as a discipline and a work methodology. The Lisbon Biennale presents original projects in different formats, from conferences and projections to exhibitions, urban interventions and debates, in several venues in the city of Lisbon. EXD-Bienal de Lisboa is based on a network of partnerships and collaborations with like-minded institutions, agents, creative artists and academics who share its belief in the benefits of cooperation. Throughout its three editions (1999, 2001 and 2003) ExperimentaDesign – Bienal de Lisboa has been establishing in the Portuguese capital a dynamic international platform committed to raising discussion and reflection as well as promoting the importance of design and contemporary cultural production. It combines culture and economy, industry and communication, investigation and development, regarding culture as a major catalyst for productive interaction and development at all levels, national as well as global.
EXD05 THEME: The Medium is the Matter- The Medium is the Matter focuses on the media and the transmission materials perceptible in the gap to be found between creator and receiver.
“The Medium is the Matter targets communication media and communicative objects - a realm where sometimes matter seems less important than the messages it conveys, and in which the interactions between those who create and those who receive become the actual product.” (Max Bruinsma, guest curator).