In collaboration with Maumaus / Lumiar Cité:

Fogo Island Dialogues
Atlantic Codes

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Padrão dos
Descobrimentos, Lumiar Cité

Lisbon, 2018. Photo by Monika Szewczyk.

Lisbon, 2018. Photo by Monika Szewczyk.

Fogo Island Arts (FIA) presents Fogo Island Dialogues: Atlantic Codes, a two-day gathering of interdisciplinary thinkers and makers exploring the Atlantic’s historic and present codes of economics, travel, and dominion through artistic and scientific debate.

Launched in 2013, the Fogo Island Dialogues is a series of international and interdisciplinary conferences that bring together artists, arts professionals, architects, academics, economists, geographers and other distinguished participants to consider the relationships between local communities and the trans-national networks that constitute the backbone of our contemporary living.

Following previous editions on Fogo Island, in Chicago, New York, Berlin, and Vienna, the 2019 Fogo Island Dialogues will take place in Lisbon, across the storied ocean from Fogo Island.

The constant point of return for this edition of the Dialogues will be the Atlantic Ocean near which we gather. The Atlantic is understood not only as a place but as processes (of making, knowing, wondering and destroying) that have connected very distant locations. As notions of “Europe” are being debated and reshaped, this is also an opportunity to reimagine trans-national but also trans-local networks linking Canada and Portugal; new networks forged from the old.

Connected by Atlantic cod fishing economies for centuries, Newfoundland and Portugal have shared ways of knowing embodied in “hand-lining,” fishing from small punts or dories, and salting cod. They also share unresolved questions: If entire economies, ecologies and forms of making were shaped by the presence of abundant cod in the North Atlantic, binding distant communities, what is to be made of the accelerated extraction which depleted Atlantic cod populations to the point of near extinction in the last century? What features of today’s economy, politics and culture remain embedded in the asymmetrical models of exchange imposed by Portuguese-, Spanish-, Dutch-, English- and French-speaking powers around the Atlantic Ocean? Given the violence and trauma of many processes that constitute the Atlantic, how to navigate between the need to remember and mourn and the desire for renewal and progress?

Gathering distinguished authors—grounded in diverse disciplines and variably connected to Lisbon and Fogo Island—Atlantic Codes is a collective attempt to cohere common threads, storylines, algorithms or ways of moving and making. The project builds upon the role of Fogo Island Arts and Shorefast as international cultural agents, operating at different scales. It unfolds over the course of two days at various resonant locations in Lisbon.

Free and open to all but space is limited

Leonor Antunes, Nadia Belerique, Jürgen Bock, Paul Dean, Manthia Diawara, Ângela Ferreira, Marina Fokidis, Fabrizio Gallanti, Laurent Gutierrez, Ayesha Hameed, Grada Kilomba, Anniina Koivu, João Laia, João Mourão, Manuela Ribeiro Sanches, Nicolaus Schafhausen, Walter Scott, Luís Silva, Monika Szewczyk, André Tavares, Gaëtane Verna

Day 1: Friday, November 8
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

5pm Introduction
Fabrizio Gallanti (Founding Prinicipal Fig Projects, Montreal), Nicolaus Schafhausen (Strategic Director of Fogo Island Arts), and Monika Szewczyk (Director, De Appel, Amsterdam)

5:30pm Keynote
Grada Kilomba (artist) and Gaëtane Verna (Director of The Power Plant, Toronto)

Day 2: Saturday, November 9
Auditorium at Padrão dos Descobrimentos

10am-12:30pm Art Initiatives Worth Their Salt
Nadia Belerique (artist), Jürgen Bock (Maumaus/Lumiar Cité), Marina Fokidis (Kunsthalle Athena/South as a State of Mind), Anniina Koivu (ECAL Lausanne), João Mourão & Luís Silva (Kunsthalle Lissabon), and Nicolaus Schafhausen exchange strategies.

3-5:30pm The Science of Atlantic Storytelling
Leonor Antunes (artist), Manthia Diawara (film essayist), Ângela Ferreira (artist), Laurent Gutierrez/MAP Office (artist-architect), Ayesha Hameed (theorist), João Laia (curator), Manuela Ribeiro Sanches (scholar), and André Tavares (architect) take turns sharing experiences; with Walter Scott (artist) as principle witness.

6pm Exhibition Opening at Lumiar Cité
Tonio Kröner: Vou-Ihes contar uma história de amor Halfway down the stairs

Atlantic Codes is a project organized by FIA Advisory Board members Monika Szewczyk and Fabrizio Gallanti and is presented with the support of Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Maumaus / Lumiar Cité, and Padrão dos Descobrimentos.

Further information:


Avenida António Augusto de Aguiar, 148 - 3º C
1050-021 Lisboa, Portugal
Monday to Friday, 10h00 to 13h00,
14h30 to 19h00

Tel: + 351 21 352 11 55


Independent Study Programme
Call 2024
Until 03.09.2023


Manthia Diawara
Angela Davis: A World of Greater Freedom
Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon

Commissioned by Serpentine, MUBI and PCAI Polygreen Culture & Art Initiative, as part of Serpentine's Back to Earth project.


Encounters between art and philosophy

Programme 4
Shot, counter-shot

Here and Elsewhere
(Ici et ailleurs, 1976)
by Jean-Luc Godard
and Anne-Marie Miéville

with Marwa Arsanios
and Ghalya Saadawi,
moderated by Stefanie Baumann

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Auditorium 2
16.02.2024, 18h30

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Sala 2, Zona de Congressos
14.–15.02.2024, 11h–13h,14h–17h


Programme 4

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

Programme 2:
(de)framing the frame

Meeting the Man:
James Baldwin in Paris (1970)
by Terence Dixon

with Sarah Lewis-Cappellari
and Kerstin Stakemeier

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Auditorium 2
23.11.2023, 18h30

Programme 1:
space, place and memory

with Billy Woodberry
and Ruth Wilson Gilmore

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Auditorium 3
13.10.2023, 18h30

Manthia Diawara
Angela Davis: A World of Greater Freedom
Sharjah Biennial 15
07.02. – 11.06.2023

Manthia Diawara
A Letter from Yene
Batalha Centro de Cinema, Porto


Amanda Boetzkes
Realism Without Authority
01.04, 04.04.2022
10h–13h, 14h–17h

Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian

Registration is free but limited to the number of seats available. Please send an email with a short CV to by 24.03.2022. Confirmation of registration will be sent by email. The seminar will be in English.

Lumiar Cité

Rua Tomás del Negro, 8A
1750-105 Lisboa, Portugal
Wednesday to Sunday, 15h00 to 19h00
or by appointment.
Tel: + 351 21 755 15 70

Loretta Fahrenholz
Circle Navel Nil
24.04. – 27.06.2021

24.06 | 18h00 Online conversation with Sabeth

Buchmann, Loretta Fahrenholz and Jürgen Bock


Anna Schachinger
08.10. – 11.12.2022

07.10 | 18h00 Circulating Salt, Ayami Awazuhara
08.10 | 16h00 Opening of the exhibition


Cosima von Bonin
Boy at Work
15.04. – 23.07.2023

15.04 | 17h00 Opening of the exhibition

20.07 | 19h00 Talk by Diedrich Diederichsen

Dozie Kanu
20.01. – 14.04.2024

20.01 | 16h00 Opening of the exhibition

16.03 | 17h00 Talk between Dozie Kanu

and Simon Thompson


Alejandro Cesarco
Other Recent Examples
14.10.2023 – 14.01.2024

A co-production by Lumiar Cité
and Artium Museum

[closed 23, 24, 30 and 31 December]

14.10 | 17h00 Book launch with talk between

Alejandro Cesarco and
Miguel Wandschneider

| 18h00 Opening of the exhibition


Artium Museum, Vitoria-Gasteiz
24.03. – 24.09.2023


Lumiar Cité
14.10.2023 – 14.01.2024


The Educational Web
Kunstverein in Hamburg
01.04. – 06.08.2023

Closed 24, 25, 31 December and 1 January

Arne Kaiser and Jürgen Bock

In cooperation with Lumiar Cité:

Tiffany Chung
Thu Thiêm: an archaeological
project for future remembrance
08.06. - 08.09.2019

Johann Jacobs Museum

In co-production with Lumiar Cité:

Alejandro Cesarco
Other Recent Examples
24.03. - 24.09.2023

Artium Museum

The Educational Web
31.03. - 06.08.2023

Kunstverein in Hamburg

Maumaus/Lumiar Cité is funded by República Portuguesa – Cultura/Direção-Geral das Artes. With the support of Câmara Municipal de Lisboa and Junta de Freguesia do Lumiar

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