Lisbon in Us

This is a series where we share stories in the first person.
In Lisbon in Us the common denominator is the city and its human heritage. The way we live it, how we see it, the importance we give to it, the unusual stories, the memories, the feelings …

How each one builds his Lisbon and how Lisbon marks each one of us.

 
October 22, 2021 getLISBON

It’s an honour for us to share the story of this sociologist, who we’ve often followed, and with whom we’ve learned so much on guided tours of the most unusual places in this city. In Lisbon in Us by Guilherme Pereira he transports us, with knowledge and poetry, to the Lisbon of many different times that overlap like “mil folhas” (“thousand sheets”, a Portuguese pastry). Lisbon is more than my birthplace and my “lifeplace”: it’s the city I’ve chosen to settle down after having lived and worked in 5 European and African cities. Why? Because my roots, memories, family and…

October 8, 2021 getLISBON

Manuela is our friend! Manuela writes, photographs, questions things, dreams… lives! Manuela has clear memories of when she was under four years old and playing in Campo Grande Garden, next to a pomegranate tree that was her size at the time. In Lisbon in Us by Manuela Henriques she tells us how, although not living in Lisbon, Lisbon lives in her. I was born in Lisbon in 1966, in the former civil parish of Campo Grande and lived in the neighbourhood of Alvalade until I was four years old. That was the only period of time where I lived in…

September 24, 2021 getLISBON

Today we bring you the story of a visual artist who, with an attentive eye, registers the city through her drawings. In Lisbon in Us by Isa Silva, she tells us how being an artist and urban sketcher leads her to notice and discover the many details, nooks and corners of this “delicious” Lisbon that she loves so much. If you’d ask me what I like so much about Lisbon, I’d answer right away: its light and colours. I’m a visual artist and everything that is image and creativity fascinates me and makes me attentive. And Lisbon has so so…

September 10, 2021 getLISBON

It is with great pleasure and gratitude that we’re publishing, on the eve of the 13th edition of Festival TODOS, the story of its creator. In Lisbon in Us by Miguel Abreu, the cultural producer, born in Lisbon, shares with us his perspective on this city that never ceases to amaze him. I’m from Lisbon. Born and raised in this beautiful city. My parents and grandparents were also from Lisbon. Our family home was, and is, Lisbon. Where I always go back and calm down. And become restless. Lisbon is a sunny, luminous city that turns shy when it rains….

July 21, 2021 getLISBON

Amália Rodrigues is a remarkable personality that ignites passions. In Lisbon in Us by Pedro Vaz, this tourist guide reveals his admiration for his hometown but above all for its people and also the true passion he has for the artist. I can’t imagine living in another city. The light, the colours, the river, the proximity to the sea, the geography of the city with its hills, everything in Lisbon fascinates me. After all these years, I still manage to surprise myself with our Capital City. But it is above all the people who give it this strength, this charisma…