Martim Moniz, finally a garden – and this one will have trees from different countries and a view of Mouraria
After a long participatory process, the winning project of the public tender for the redevelopment of Martim Moniz square envisages the creation of a multicultural garden with a view over the Mouraria hill and a new pedestrian square where the Chapel of Our Lady of Health is located.
I have heard many stories of students struggling to find housing. I know international students that spend the first few months of their studies living in an Airbnb, just because they were not able to find a place to live. I even have fellow students who were scammed when renting a room in Lisbon.
Roger Kahan, have you heard of him? It’s ok if you haven’t. Yet he was the most important documenter of the refugees passage through Lisbon in the 1940s. Lisbon was the pivot of a story of this photographer that would continue in Brazil, New York, Haiti, Rome, Israel… Now a picture taken by him is a work of art by Vhils on a wall in Lisbon – as a rememberance to all the refugees in Lisbon, last open port in Worl War II
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Via Graça. The story of the butcher João, who overnight became the owner of the restaurant with Lisbon at his feet
One evening, João Bandeira entered through the doors of Via Graça to take note of the orders for the butcher shop, and the restaurant owner looked at him and said, “All of this, from now on, is yours!” A dream that turned into reality with a marvelous view of Lisbon.
Why are these forests growing in the middle of the city? They are named after a Japanese botanist, Miyawaki, and they bring nature to Lisboa
Two years ago these Miyawaki forests began to grow rapidly in urban spaces thanks to the dense planting of native species. The method was first used in Lisbon with FCULresta, but since then they have multiplied throughout the city.
“Understanding Lisboa by speaking to the people who are here,” was Nick’s goal for his zine. And he fulfilled that.
What do two best friends, age 12, have to say about their years of living in the city? And Anne-Claire, a Parisian who came to Lisbon in search of quality of life? Nick Mrozowski gave these stories the pages of a magazine.
Two years and more than 80 videos. People of Lisbon is a video project from Stephen O’Regan and Rta Ansone (our photographer) and we at Mensagem are proud of this partnership.
Jonathan created an organization that creates a series of events and parties that connect San Francisco and Lisbon. We went to one of the parties to get to know this concept better.
Gintare Karelyte is Lithuanian, has lived in Lisbon for three years and fell in love with this city where the biggest technology event in the world takes place – the Web Summit – of which she is a producer. People of Lisbon went to meet her. And it was a rush.
Born in New York, for eight months living in Lisbon, this American has already had a lot of other addresses around USA. But it is in the Portuguese capital that he found the security of being able to take his daughter to school by tram and where he now produces his art.
A study by Manuel Banza reveals that only a tiny minority of Lisbon streets have women’s names. And most of these are saints or queens. Which women should be named as street names in the city? Send us your suggestion!
“Super-Island”. How a new way of organizing urban areas might lead to greener and more peaceful cities
Barcelona architect Ton Salvadó was in Lisbon and explained how a new way of organizing urban areas might lead to greener, more peaceful cities.
Cars, buses, tramways, bicycles, scooters, pedestrians, honking horns, traffic queues, lots of noise, and pollution. This is the scenario of Rato Square. Whoever passes by there, goes in a hurry. And don’t stay in Rato which is just a passing place and is not safe for those who don’t ride a car.
About to celebrate its first year, the space opened doors so that the chef candidates could have a structure where they could get their hands dirty and test the products among future clients, giving the neighborhood an extra touch of flavor.
The old store has been renovated and now ony sells filigree. It is also a showcase of certified artisans, from the younger to the older, in the middle of Chiado.
The experience as a refugee from Afghanistan to Lisbon:
Nossa Senhora do Loreto Church has been the headquarters of the italian Lisbon for the last 500 years
Italians are the largest european community in Lisbon. They have surpassed the French and the Spanish. But the “italian Lisbon” is ancient and its headquarters is the Nossa Senhora do Loreto, Church of the Italians, in Chiado. For 500 years.