Dijana Galijasevic and Diogo Teixeira


Founders, Cour:Age


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While they come from very different places, both Dijana and Diogo take an experimental approach to social innovation.

Dijana is an organizational development strategist and extroverted introvert based in Madrid. She co-founded MindfulLife.io, a company focused on organizational development and well-being with a focus on mindfulness and a positive work environment. Among her passion projects is Positive Business Lab, an effort she co-initiated that seeks to integrate human wholeness into organizations with a spirit of kindness, experimentation, and authenticity.

Diogo is a Portuguese urban designer, researcher and educator based in Lisbon. He, too, has a strong entrepreneurial streak and co-founded Beta-i, which has become one of the largest entrepreneurship and innovation organizations in Europe. In addition to his teaching and civil engineering work, Diogo is an active researcher with a particular interest in affect and public space. Through a number of international projects, he explores how architecture can create emotional attachment to a place.

Both of them believe in collaboration, transdisciplinary dialogue, and learning by doing, principles made manifest in their contribution to this year’s event. Dijana and Diogo are creating a participatory art installation for the House that may make our hearts skip a beat…