The Vibrant Matter Archive emerges in the context of the Porto Design Biennale 2021 as a dynamic collection of artefacts, materials, living organisms, matter and transformative practices. Initially presented by the chief-curator Alastair Fuad-Luke as one of the axes of the Museum of Vibrant Matter, the archive now adopts a digital and open format that invites all citizens to become "material explorers".
Through the submission of artefacts, we appeal to the construction of a new intimacy and understanding with the built, natural and hybrid environments that shape our everyday lives.
Among the items that make up the archive, there are already some materials submitted by the inhabitants of the territories of Porto and Matosinhos and by the participants of the workshops Captivating the Fibrosphere and Caring through Waters, developed within the curatorial program of the Museum of Vibrant Matter during the Biennale.
Throughout November, the materials from the Archive will travel to Ferrol, Galicia, for an exhibition at CIS Tecnoloxia e Deseño, in a partnership between Porto Design Biennale with the Agência Galega de Inovação de Xunta de Galicia and the Didac Foundation, under the scope of the Design for Innovation and Sustainability 2024 programme - DIFERENZA.

Concept: Alastair Fuad-Luke, Eugenia Morpurgo, The Home Project Design Studio (Albio Nascimento, Kathi Stertzig), Tiago Patatas.
Graphic design: 1234 (Irina Pereira, João Castro, Miguel Almeida, Serafim Mendes).  
Development: Rafael Gonçalves, Pedro Meireis