MAAT Lisbon joins Future Cities Forum's 'Cultural Cities'




Beatrice Leanza, Director of MAAT Lisbon - photographed by Valentina Sinnis


We are delighted that the Executive Director of the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon (MAAT) Beatrice Leanza, is joining Future Cities Forum's 'Cultural Cities' debate with Lord Mendoza of the DCMS later this month.


Launched in October 2016 as part of EDP Foundation’s long-lasting commitment to cultural patronage, the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT) is an international institution dedicated to fostering critical discourse and creative practice that inspire new understandings of the historical present and an empowering engagement with the common future.


Located on the riverfront of the historic district of Belém, in Lisbon, the EDP Foundation campus covers an area of 38,000 square metres and comprises a repurposed power station — the Central Tejo, an iconic example of industrial architecture originally built in 1908 — and a newly built complex designed by the London-based architecture studio AL_A (Amanda Levete Architects). Both buildings house exhibitions and events programmed by the museum and are connected by a landscape project by Lebanese architect Vladimir Djurovic.


EDP Foundation is a private non-profit institution created by EDP – Energias de Portugal, S.A.<