Constellations - Education Service


Who is behind this?

José Mateus

Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa


Idea Sketch | Proposal


Idea pitch

The Education Service is a laboratory for people of all ages and skills, focusing on creativity, debate and experimentation. As a democratic endeavour, education assumes an idea of the future in its incorporation, provision, of specific practices of social life.

Where will your idea take place?

Lisbon, Portugal

Why does Europe need your idea?

The Education Service of Constellations aims to foster European collaborations in an innovative Educational methodology based in a series of activities directed to a wide public. Working together with a Portuguese partner, foreign institutions will work within Constellations’ contents and participate in work sessions, in various formats ranging from workshops, talks, visits or experiences. Specialised national or international mentors will coordinate the sessions in a network from different contexts to exchange knowledge fostering long-term co-operations open to new partnerships. We want to give access to equal means of knowledge production seeking social, cultural, generation and gender equality, dissolving stigma and prejudice, in an inclusive approach, based on citizenship awareness.

What is your impact?

Our aim is to establish bridges between different cultures through an engaging methodology. With such programme we aim to promote knowledge and to develop the essential competencies of the contemporary society: team work, critical thought, respect for difference, sense of responsibility and openness to experience in a shared approach. Hence, the methodology is comparable to a “social sculpture”, a term coined by Joseph Beuys in the 1970s, which defended art's potential to transform society in a participatory and inclusive way. Our highest ambition is to contribute to a united Europe where different people collaborate and share experiences despite gender, cultural and generational differences.

How do you get there?

The Education Service of Constellations takes place between 6th October and 11th December of 2016.

1) Lisbon Architecture Triennale team works together with the main venues of the exhibitions in designing the activities
2) Communication of the activities, encouraging a wide participation
3) Implementation of the series of visits, workshops, talks, and open day abroad
4) Evaluation of results

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Who are you doing it for?


What makes your idea stand apart?


€ 50000,-

Funding requested from Advocate Europe

€ 160384,-

Total budget

Major expenses


What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

All ideas and feedback are welcome. We are open to collaborations.



Idea created on April 10, 2015
Last edit on Oct. 30, 2017

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