Director of MUDE – Design and Fashion Museum
- Elogio da Sede (2018), by José Tolentino de Mendonça; Are We Human? Notes on an archaeology of design (2017), by Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley; and Juhani Pallasmaa’s The Thinking Hand – Existential and embodied wisdom in architecture (2009): three suggestions, as we must be aware of the different dimensions of mankind, so that creative work may contribute to a cultural, cognitive, emotional and spiritual development of each one of us, in a better balance between brain and heart, reason and feelings.
- Yoann Bourgeois’ The Mechanics of History, an attempt to approach a point of suspension, Pantheon (Paris), for the Monuments en Mouvement programme, 2018: it is important to stress the relational value of culture, accomplished through aesthetic and sensible experience conveyed by art, objects and spaces, and empathy and communion with each other.
- John Cage’s 4’33’’ score (1952), to remember the importance of silence and the capacity to listen in changing society as a whole, be it in music, in other creative acts, or in life.
- To fully assume our responsibility in a much needed change in society, starting with our individual attitudes, habits and behaviours.