Explore Fernando Pessoa’s Alter Egos, Uncover Your New Digital Identity, and Discover the Most Important Start-Up of the 21st Century.

What’s on at the House — Day 2, Saturday, November 4th, 2017

Speakers and residents from left to right: Helene Lundbye Petersen, Artist; Karel Golta, CEO Indeed; Sophie Devonshire, Caffeine Partnership; Rudy de Waele, Futurist and Co-founder, Human Works; Eugenio Battaglia, Partner, Platform Design Toolkit; Moulsari Jain, Artist and Consultant

Alter egos, in between spaces, and humanity as a start-up will all be up for discussion when we kick off our first day of workshops, excursions, and talks on Saturday, November 4th.

First though, meet residents, partners, and special guests over Breakfast with Humans. Get ready for the day with a healthy breakfast courtesy of House Chef Massimo Sanfelice, and attend a very special kind of press conference.

Then take on a Design Swarms challenge at the Studio with Surya Vanka and DIFR. We’ll tackle a Beautiful Business design challenge with a uniquely agile and collaborative problem-solving format. In this session our facilitators will guide us from empathy to opportunity.

The Studio space will be open and free to use all day for co-working, networking, and hanging out. Get creative in our music studio or browse through the Library of Beautiful Business, featuring curiosities and artifacts from our House residents. Stop by the “Humans of New Work” exhibition by Soulworx, a photo-documentary series of profiles on the new faces of human-centered work. Or discover your AI alter-ego with Indeed. We’ll keep you supplied with snacks, beverages, and power outlets!

Walk through the stories of the Humans of New Work at the Studio

Meet us at the Studio at 1 pm for a field trip led by House ethnographer Jonathan Cook. Fernando Pessoa and our Exponential Selves is an exploration of Portugese writer Fernando Pessoa’s Lisbon. Pessoa was famously known for his alter egos, and Jonathan will weave the writer’s story into an exploration of our future digital identities.

Meanwhile, at the Palacio, we’ll be running a series of workshops that will explore how to lead with purpose and passion, how to build human companies and workplaces, and how to design for deeper connections in the age of exponential change and massive societal disruption. “Think like an Artist” by Artists Among Us will help us apply artistic thinking to business in an immersive setting. Meanwhile, Human Works will guide a session on “Conscious Business”, while optimists A Hundred Years will be hosting “The Future is Beautiful.” And if you’re interested in exploring the often overlooked but crucial middle stages of a transition, Eugenio Battaglia and Jocelyn Ibarra will be exploring this in their workshop “The Sense of Auditory Things”, an audio interactive experience.

As the sun sets, artist Helene Lundbye Petersen will walk us through her installation WhitePageProject at the Palacio. Through this blend of performance art, space holding, and storytelling, she creates spaces of courage, perspective, inspiration, and hope.

Catch Helene’s WhitePageProject performance at the Palacio

Then we’ll come together for a fun, fast moving talk-show meets debate, to discuss the most important Next Start-Up: Humanity. Is it time for a new humanism? What if humanity were a start up? And what can business learn from the humanities? Our speakers and panelists will be exploring these questions and more at this special kick-off event open to the public.

Speakers include:

Aditi Khorana, Novelist; Ethan Imboden, Head of Ventures, frog; Anita Zielina, Chief Product Officer, Neue Zuercher Zeitung; Anne Kjaer Riechert, Co-Founder and Managing Director, ReDI School of Digital Integration; Helene Lundbye Petersen, Artist; David Brendel, Co-Founder, Strategy of Mind; Jonathan Cook, Ethnographer; Ricardo Marvao, Co-Founder, Beta-I Lisbon; Martin Reeves, Director, BCG Henderson Institute; Jerry Lieveld, CEO and Chief Creative, DIFR; Surya Vanka, Creator, Design Swarms; Karel Golta, CEO, Indeed Innovation; Christine Gould, Founder and CEO, Thought for Food Foundation; and Ariane Conrad, The Book Doula

Speakers and residents, left to right: Jerry Lieveld, CEO and Chief Creative, DIFR, Jocelyn Ibarra, “Permanent Resident of the Internet”, Dennis Mortensen, Founder and CEO, x.ai; Aditi Khorana, Novelist; Christian ‘Mio’ Loclair, Founder, Waltz Binaire; Anne Kjaer Riechert, Co-Founder of ReDI School of Digital Integration

We’ll keep the conversation going and the port flowing back at the Studio with our nightly Late Night Living Room. Novelist Aditi Khorana and Ethnographer Jonathan Cook will be hosting with a free-flowing mix of lectures, readings, and conversations with residents, special guests, snacks, and of course, local port wine.

For event timings click here for the full program. And if you haven’t got your ticket yet, there’s still time! Click here.

The House of Beautiful Business is a production of The Business Romantic Societyin collaboration with the BCG Henderson Institute and Siemens, as well as Typeform, HERE Technologies, Indeed Innovation, A Hundred Years, Caffeine, K Street Partners, Soulworx, Uberbrands, diffferent, Joint Idea, Gat Rooms, Moi Moi, and Girls in Tech.