“Vidas à deriva (lives adrift): life stories of human beings in irregular situation detained in Portugal”, by Ana Pinho (aka Ana R. Silva), is a set of exceptional stories of extraordinary people, collected by the author during her work with the Jesuit Refugee Service, in the Housing Unit of Santo António, in Porto.

Music & Me

My name is Jonah Strong. I’m 25 years old. I’ve written books, I play three instruments, I’ve composed dozens of songs, I’ve had my own concerts. So yes, I believe I am an artist. But that doesn’t stop me from doubting. Artist – a trivialized term, in short.

Holy Week in Santa Maria da Feira

For the last 26 years, Santa Maria da Feira has re-enacted theatrically the events associated with the final days of Jesus’ life, celebrated by Christians all over the world as the Holy Week.

Drawing new paths for freedom

Rita graduated in digital arts and multimedia in 2016, at Escola Superior de Artes e Design, in Matosinhos (Portugal). In 2019, she participated in an artist residency, a project she really enjoyed. From 2019 to 2021, she worked for a tourism company, as a graphic designer and 3D artist. Since the beginning of 2022, she has been working as a freelancer for several national and international companies,both as a designer and as illustrator.

Writing as an overused and underlearned craft

Quentin Görres is a content writer based in Athens, originally, he was born and raised in Munich. Who knows these two cities will know that two cities could hardly be more different. This and many other antitheses shape Quentin’s creative prospects.

Painting by day, dancing by night

Ana Pais Oliveira’s daily work is quite special: she is a painter by day and a dance teacher by night! Ana works with art galleries and develops assigned projects, reserving her mornings and early afternoons for her atelier work. In the afternoon and early evening, she dedicates herself to her other passion, teaching Ballroom Dancing classes to groups of all ages.

Handcraft as a sharing knowledge

Carla has no particular artistic background, however she has always had a strong enthusiasm and aptitude for manual arts and all kinds of activities that involve creativity. This bug appeared relatively early and in a very organic way: around the age of 8/9 she learned to use a sewing machine, as well as to crochet, embroider and knit.

Joana’s story in a world of/(ap)art

Joana’s creative path started in the family auditorium, progressing through the church choir, in which she still sings today, the Gólgota amateur theater group, and subsequently the Music Academy of Paços de Brandão, where she studied music for 5 years. Her favorite part has always been singing and when she was 18 she joined a garage band and later co-founded two acoustic duet projects.

Cadu Cinelli and his remarkable dedication to art

Cadu Cinelli is an actor, visual artist, storyteller, theater director, artist, and educator with a long educational career that includes a master’s degree in Human Geography, a bachelor’s degree in Performing Arts and in Arts Integrated in Education.