The capital of sunny Spain. Here we will do a combination of events with both the Dutch embassy and the university. In addition, we will inspire the crowd with our vehicle by placing it on Plaza de Jacinto Benavente

Residence of the dutch embassy

On the 7th of October we started with a visit to the residence of the Dutch embassy in Madrid. 

We were warmly welcomed by the ambassador Jan Versteeg. We gave a short presentation about Stella Vita. Furthermore, Pablo Frias, subdirector of the ICAI Engineering School of the Pontificia Comillas University, and director of the sustainable mobility observatory of ICAI and Bas Dekker, Managing Director Soto solar gave a presentation about the importance of sustainable mobility. Afterwards, we enjoyed talking to the invited guests and the beautiful location.

Photo by Rien Boonstoppel

Technical universities

After our visit to the residence, we continued our day at two different universities: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Here we gave a presentation to the students and interacted with the students. It was interesting to get in-depth and critical questions by fellow students.

Photo by Rien Boonstoppel


On Friday we visited Matader. This a former slaughterhouse, which has been converted to an arts centre. Matadero Madrid is a lively, constantly changing space at the service of creative processes, participatory artistic training and dialogue between the arts. Here we welcomed design students and the press.

Photos by Rien Boonstoppel

Plaza de Jacinto Benavente

We ended our visit to Madrid with a visit to Plaza de Jacinto Benavente on Saturday. This was a very crowed square in the city centre of Madrid. A lot of people came by to take photos and ask questions.

Afterwards, we drove back with Stella Vita to our campsite. It was great to see all the surprised and stunned reactions on the faces of passers-by.

Photo by Rien Boonstoppel