AN EVENT BY THE HOUSE OF BEAUTIFUL BUSINESS

Thursday, October 28 – Monday, November 1, 2021

LISBON AND THE WORLD

Let’s gather, for real! And build: new workplaces, new identities, new worlds. Out: commitment issues. In: a new stability that frees us to be whoever we want. Let’s begin again. With concrete love.

FIVE DAYS TO MAKE BUSINESS MORE BEAUTIFUL

ONLINE AND IN PERSON

JOIN US

1
Make sense


Irrelevant Business Conversations

Welcome Reception

Act One: Omission

2
Make us


Act Two: Panopticon

Act Three: Agency

Lisbon Dinners

3
Make worlds


Act Four: Alternates

Act Five: To Glasgow with Love

Act Six: Beyond Urgency

Small Worlds

4
Make out


A Morning Named Desire

Beautiful Business Trips

Loud & Love Fest

5
Make it work


Farewell Brunch

The Final Assembly

How to Begin

Contributors

Can we rediscover our world through Afrofeminism?
Minna Salami
Why should we accept mortality?
Aubrey de Grey
When will we launch the future of work?
Michelle Kaufmann
Will we treat robots like animals?
Kate Darling
Ten years later, how loud is the echo of Quiet?
Susan Cain
Are you ready for the great escape?
Matt King
Can art quantify the world’s most pressing issues?
Chow and Lin
How do we design more inclusive AI?
Meredith Whittaker
How can we make space travel sustainable?
Alessandra Capurro
Is there power in losing hope?
Bayo Akomolafe
Can you love a bank?
Tim Alexander
Is social audio here to stay?
Rahaf Harfoush
In the wake of the pandemic, how can we make sense of sensemaking?
Charles Eisenstein
Where will you live in 2050?
Parag Khanna
How can we build worlds through science-fiction, game design, and simulation art?
Lawrence Lek
Do we have to want what others want?
Luke Burgis
Can you tickle yourself?
Duff McDonald
What will the future of entertainment look like?
Fabien Riggall
Can we combat social injustice with revolutionary love?
Jacqui Lewis
Can the climate crisis unite us?
Mathieu Lefevre
What are the power dynamics of sex work?
Emma Becker
What do we desire?
Charlotte Fox Weber
How can we experience intimacy in an age of consent?
Katherine Angel
How green is industrial manufacturing?
Steve Evans
What can we eat to trim our carbon footprint?
Paul Greenberg
Can we become one with machines?
Sougwen Chung
What if police officers teamed up with designers to tackle social issues?
Marjon van Gelderen & Arnoud Grootenboer
What happens when you make concrete organic?
Jonsara Ruth
Do we need a more sentimental architecture?
Karim Nader
Can you resist through dance?
Ahmad Joudeh
What is the sound of shape and color?
Nathan Langston
What comes after the Anthropocene?
Tobias Rees
Must technology be calm?
Kaz Oki
What kind of leadership do we need now?
Jessica Orkin
What can tech learn from craft?
Gianfranco Chicco
How can we turn imagination into a machine?
Martin Reeves
Should we design relationships?
Justin Maguire
What does business sound like?
Chynna Morgan
Can light make robots softer—and us?
Ilayda Samilgil
What’s the next frontier of diversity, equity, and inclusion?
Jessica Tillyer
What really happens at company holiday parties?
Lindsey Wehking
Is the human workplace just a marketing ploy?
Renée Smith
What would Peter Drucker say about all this?
Katharina Moser
Is there a feel-more factor at work?
Jonathan Cook
Can we embrace the abstract?
Hexa
How do you begin?
Michael Bungay Stanier
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