Y, Desenhar Portugal - Porto Design Biennale

Y_ Desenhar Portugal  /  Porto Design Biennale              Exhibition design             2019


The Y_Desenhar Portugal exhibition is an expo of Portuguese Design based on the conviction that Design schools 
are existential laboratories and observatories focused on the technology, sociology and aesthetics of Design, which demonstrate the diversity of perspectives and values in Design teaching. 
The invitation sent out to schools to take part in a critical Design exhibition, selecting projects carried out in the previous three years, led to a collection of 142 projects that showcase the ever-increasing variety of Design discussions and concerns. They seem to want to expand to fit knowledge, which leads to the creation of a veritable x-ray of the kind of Design that is taught and fostered in Portugal, as an expression of local consciousness and involvement.


"In our observation of the radicals of Design we find design that is divided between a particular designer, an intention (to change) and technical means (to represent it). That is why we designed the exhibition as a “Y”, which has three converging lines: the lines of authorship, the programme and the technology; but also, because “Y” identifies the generation celebrated in this biennial."

Francisco Providência

Porto Design Biennale


André Covas, André Duarte, Beatriz Marto, Cristóvão Fernandes, Francisco Seisdedos, Joana Borges,
Joana Marto, Lara Trindade, Liliana Fontoura, Miguel Palmeiro, Pedro Martins, Pedro Sousa, Sofia Silva

Francisco Providência, Joana Quental, Rui Costa

organised by

Galeria Municipal de Matosinhos

Inês D'Orey, united by

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Y, Desenhar Portugal - Porto Design Biennale