Arts, Culture and Heritage

2013 Lisboa Architecture Triennale

Friday, 01 February 2013 00:00

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The aims of the third edition of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale, which takes place from September 12 to December 15, 2013, are to research, encourage and promote architecture to the specialist and the non-specialist public, in particular projects by Portuguese architects, nationally and internationally.  Under the title “Close, Closer,” the Triennale will examine the political, technological, emotional and institutional forms of spatial practice by publicly questioning the terminology, practical aspects, inspirations, inventions and influences on the city and making it known to new publics.  Over a three-month period, the team of curators, headed by London-based Beatrice Galilee, will analyze the multiple possibilities of architectural production through exhibitions, events, performances and debates to be held in various venues in Lisbon.  The goal is to provide a platform for discussion and present an alternative proposal for understanding architecture as a form of spatial practice. The exhibitions, conferences, talks and fringe events will present this wide-ranging and often uncharted field to the public and a new generation of architects. “Close, Closer” includes three exhibitions, a public program, an e-publishing series, a student prize, a Début Award for young architects and a Lifetime Achievement Award. This edition has also created a new type of competition called Crisis Buster, which grants a limited number of scholarships to teams that submit ideas for short- or long-term projects for Lisbon.

 

From September to December 2013, the Lisbon Architecture Triennale will be a critical platform for the plurality of contemporary spatial practice. The events and exhibitions will introduce architecture as a discipline that is not exclusive to professionals or defined only by buildings, but rather as an expanding field with which, amongst others, sociologists, scientists, curators and artists are all dynamically and radically engaging.

 

In the meantime the Triennale has defined a parallel program, “Intervalo”, which includes the ongoing production of cyclical events, such as the organization of competitions, conferences, exhibitions, publications and audiovisual productions, all in Lisbon.

 

Algarve joins network of Jewish Quarters Portugal

Saturday, 17 November 2012 00:00

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Turismo do Algarve (ERTA) has joined Portugal’s Network of Jewish Quarters. The project, created with the goal of highlighting the Portuguese Jewish heritage  was launched in celebration of 525th anniversary edition of the oldest printed book in Portugal, more precisely in Faro, in June 1487, by Samuel Gacon.

ERTA joins the regions of Serra da Estrela, Douro, Alentejo, and Oeste Lisbon and Tejo Valley, as well as the towns of Alenquer, Belmonte, Castelo Branco, Castelo de Vide, Évora, Freixo de Espada à Cinta, Guarda, Lamego, Penamacor, Sabugal, Tomar, Torres Vedras and Trancoso.

The Network of Jewish Quarters in Portugal is a private association of public interest working for Portuguese culture through the promotion and enhancement of the Jewish identity Intercultural dialogue in Portuguese. Its anchor project is the creation of the Jewish Museum in Lisbon.

Algarve among municipalities are interested Silves and Lagos, according Jorge Boss, already asked for documentation study.

Jewish communities prospered, many of them as merchants, attracted to the Algarve at the time of the Portuguese Maritime Explorations. The cities of Faro, Tavira and Lagos were the places of greatest Jewish presence.

Portuguese Jews' contribution to the history of the world was huge;  they worked in nautical science 500 years before the onset of globalization. They also worked in the evolution of the world economy and medicine.

 

National sport Museum opens in Lisbon

Friday, 09 November 2012 00:00

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The Palácio Foz in the heart of Lisbon since July 2012 is home to Portugal’s new Museum of Sport – dedicated to sports heritage through preservation, documentation and communication. Work began in September 2011, and was completed in July 2012. It houses a collection of approximately 60,000 items taken from monographs, periodicals, videos, DVDs, audio and other media. The library includes some pieces of historical significance, such as "De Arte Gymnastica" Hieronymi of Mercurialis, 1577 - considered the first book published in the world of sport. The National Sports Museum and its Library represent a new direction in sport policy in Portugal
 

Joana Vasconcelos: From Versailles to Queluz

Thursday, 25 October 2012 00:00

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A new exposition by Joana Vasconcelos called Versailles comes to Queluz late in 2012, as the first art show by a Portuguese artist that has been shown in the famous French royal palace. The show in Paris cost 2.5 million euros to put on. The show was a big hit in Paris, and promises to thousands in the 18th century National Royal Palace Queluz.

 

Luxury Art & Design Weekend at Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel, Algarve

Tuesday, 09 October 2012 18:47

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Apart from the luxury of staying in a hotel that commits to art and design, luxury is also the ability to meet and mingle with artists, designers and inventors to find out what inspires them and to get into their creations and concepts about sustainability.

During the 9 – 11 November 2012 weekend you can personally meet with the Swedish designers Jimmy Shonning and Jessica Jarl, Portuguese visual artist Ana Pérez-Quiroga, Portuguese designer Miguel Guedes Ramos and scientist Rita Ramos from Stufa Concept and see their unique creations at Martinhal.

Children will have special activities on-site all related to the creations of the artists – they will have their chance to create personalized pillow-cases, their own wall paper and find out more about growing their own herbs for home cooking in their garden and more!

Furthermore guests will be able to embark on a culinary journey through food creations of Portugal’s top chefs like Chef Igor Martinho who has been elected “chef of the year” in 2009, and high quality Portuguese wines. And last but not least, experience first-hand

how it feels to drive a Porsche at Martinhal and be part of the launch of the new Piper Heidsieck Champagne bottle with a specially designed limited edition label by Spanish designer Jaime Hayon.

 

1 NIGHT STAY (9 or 10 November 2012)

 

HOTEL MARTINHAL ***** - Beach Room Partial Sea View (max. 2 adults, 1 child up to 12 years – extra bed free of charge, and 1 child up to 2 years – cot free of charge) with breakfast and one “Special” dinner included.

TOTAL PRICE: 262€ per room, per night

* Extra night: 152€ per room, per night (bed & breakfast)

* Full Sea View or Terrace Room Supplement: 16€ per adult per night

 

MARTINHAL VILLAGE ***** Two Bedroom House (max. 2 adults, 2 children 3-12 years, and 1 child up to 2 years – cot free of charge) with breakfast and one “Special” dinner included. Valid for Garden House and Vilas Mimosa.

TOTAL PRICE: 334€ per house, per night

* Extra night: 130€ per house, per night (bed & breakfast)

* Upgrade to 2 bedroom Ocean House subject to availability

 

2 NIGHTS STAY (9 and 10 November 2012)

 

HOTEL MARTINHAL ***** Beach Room Partial Sea View (max. 2 adults, 1 child up to 12 years – extra bed free of charge, and 1 child up to 2 years – cot free of charge) with breakfast and two “Special” dinners included.

TOTAL PRICE: 486€ per room (or 243 € per room, per night)

* Extra night: 133€ per room, per night (bed & breakfast)

* Full Sea View or Terrace Room Supplement: 16€ per adult per night

 

MARTINHAL VILLAGE ***** Two Bedroom House (max. 2 adults, 2 children 3-12 years, and 1 child up to 2 years – cot free of charge) with breakfast and two “Special” dinners included. Valid for Garden House and Vilas Mimosa.

TOTAL PRICE: 636€ per house (or 318 € per house, per night)

* Extra night: 114€ per house, per night (bed & breakfast)

* Upgrade to 2 bedroom Ocean House subject to availability

 

TERMS & CONDITIONS:  Special offer valid from 9 to 11 November 2012 and is subject to availability at the time of booking; Children under 12 stay for free with their parents and are entitled to breakfast; This promotion is not valid for groups, is limited & subject to rate availability and cannot be accumulated with other Special Offers and Promotions; All rates include service charges, local taxes and VAT and are subject to change without prior notice; Cancellations, no show and payments subject to our general terms and conditions. Terms & conditions can be changed without prior notice.

 

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