Special events

Previous Dates

12 Feb 2018
9AM- 7PM + after party
Who should attend?
The event addresses professionals – architects, researchers, media, sound and digital technology engineers, cultural leaders, curators and students of all mentioned disciplines
RESONATE: MAAT & reSITE partner on a sound and architecture conference

Together with reSITE and in collaboration with Meyer Sound, MAAT will host an exclusive conference on Architecture, Sound and Art. During a one-day international event, we will bring the world’s best creators of sound spaces and acoustic experiences to Lisbon. Together, we will be focusing on architectural soundscapes, the technological innovation of sound environments, and the creation of ground-breaking acoustic experiences.


RESONATE is the fruit of a new partnership between co-organizers, both fostering innovation and globally relevant dialogue: MAAT, offering a common ground for discovery and critical thinking that crosses art, architecture and technology; reSITE, a leading voice in Europe in the field of rethinking architecture and public space to make cities more livable with a 6-year experience in designing international, interactive and cross-disciplinary events.


“This one-day conference at MAAT constitutes a unique opportunity to gain an interdisciplinary and creative perspective into a seldom discussed topic, but one that truly affects the way architectural space is perceived and appreciated,” explains Pedro Gadanho, Director of MAAT Museum, an innovative institution attractive by its breathtaking building, one of the latest achievements of Amanda Levete located at the seafront with iconic Lisbon views.

“Most tend to see and talk about architecture as a 3D discipline, focusing on its visual, spatial and functional aspects. But architecture is always experienced in 4D,” says Martin Barry, reSITE’s Founder. “Sound and acoustic aspects are crucial for people’s experience of public spaces that have always been reSITE’s core interest. We are proud to present with the MAAT museum the absolute essence of the best knowledge from around the world on the intersection of architecture and sound innovation and their crossovers to art and experiment.”



// Line-up //

Amongst 20 international speakers, the organizers have confirmed Kjetil Trædal Thorsen, the Founding Partner of Snøhetta who will present the secrets of their successful Oslo Opera House. The Principal of Diller Scofidio + Renfro, rebel of the profession and one of the most influential builders of cultural spaces such as Los Angeles’s Broad Museum and The Shed between New York’s High Line and Hudson Yards, will speak about their achieved and future projects. The full speaker’s line-up will be disclosed during winter.


The event is closely related to Bill Fontana’s Shadow Soundings sound and live streaming installation at MAAT and will offer the last opportunity to explore it on an artist-led tour, before its closing.



MUSEUM PARTNERS: Câmara Municipal de Lisboa, Turismo de Lisboa, BMW, Samsung, TAP Portugal, RTP, Grupo Hoteleiro Pestana, Comboios de Portugal


MEDIA PARTNERS: Monocle, World Architecture Community, MOP Portugal