VILLAGE UNDERGROUND, LISBON

On the way back from Belém and MAAT we looked in at Village Underground, a space in the dock area that has been taken over for a new cultural initiative using old containers and buses. It's under the 25 April bridge and next to the converted warehouses used for creative industries and new businesses. This … Continue reading VILLAGE UNDERGROUND, LISBON

MAAT, LISBON

In Belém we visited the new Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, which brings together artists, designers, architects and visionaries in Amanda Levete's dramatic, shark-shaped building. The displays focus on global threats, environmental change and mass population movement. Tomás Saraceno's Thermodynamic Imaginary (above) is a sustainable housing future of balloons that draw energy from the … Continue reading MAAT, LISBON

QUERUBIM LAPA

On a visit to Lisbon I found that the azulejo tradition is not only more deeply rooted in Portugal's culture than I realised but that it remains alive and is being continually renewed. The Lisbon metro has been decorated in azulejos over the last twenty years, using modern techniques like screen printing and styles and … Continue reading QUERUBIM LAPA