Startup Lisboa, in partnership with IndieLisboa and Casa do Capitão, launches CINE HUB LISBOA, a small documentary film cycle that explores visions of innovation, technology and entrepreneurship and the influence they exert on the shaping and evolution of society.

This first edition will talk about the Cities and explore them from the angles of architecture and urbanism, with the exhibition of the first documentary, with subtitles in Portuguese, scheduled for 7PM on July 21st at Hub Criativo do Beato, in the future building of Startup Lisboa in Hub Criativo do Beato, the Fábrica do Pão.

Andreas Dalsgaard opens the cycle with “The Human Scale”, a documentary that portrays the analysis of human behavior in megacities, the result of a 40-year study by Danish architect and professor Jan Gehl, who finds that modern cities repel human interaction. The growing overpopulation, peak oil, climate change, loneliness and serious health problems due to the current lifestyle are some of the problems also addressed. Understand why humans repeat their days between the cubicle of a desk, the cabin of a car or the apartment of a few square meters, spending hours of life in chaotic traffic or cloistered in buildings. Why? For what? Is it possible to build cities and new ways of life that take into account human needs?


What would megacities look like if they were really built for humans? Will there be a dream day in the future when megacities are not noisy, stressful and polluted? Will humans be able to live more fully, in community and in greater contact with Nature? What technological developments will influence this future?

A study published in March by the Harvard Business School reveals that, of the 1,500 remote workers interviewed during the pandemic, 81% do not want to go back to the office or prefer a hybrid model. In June, CNN reports a wave of layoffs by workers who don’t want to go back to the office, and in April alone, 4 million Americans quit their jobs. Wall Street, Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, and other large multinationals are pushing their workers to return to their workplace. Opposing forces plotting a paradigm shift justified by the willingness of humans to want to be more human and demanding better quality, of time and life. Society has awakened and this turning point is due solely to the fact that it is possible to work at a distance, thanks to technology and innovation.

This is an opportunity to rethink cities and pre-established lifestyles. Reassess urbanism, the architecture of work and residence spaces, readjust the spaces for living in the community and invest in the connection to Nature. And the best place to make this reflection is here, at the Hub Criativo do Beato, the space of the future.

Address: Casa do Capitão, Rua do Grilo 119, Beato

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