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Lx Factory: Lisbon’s “creative island”

Lx Factory: Lisbon’s “creative island”

What was once a grand manufacturing complex in Alcântara, is now a creative and dynamic space for everything from art, fashion and fine arts to architecture, music and food.

Golden Grolla: Luís de Matos picks up top magic award

The Portuguese magician Luís de Matos became one of three winners of the Golden Grolla award alongside peers Lu Chen and Dynamo, from China and the United Kingdom, respectively.

Budget: Spending freeze extends to diplomacy and culture

The spending freeze was the first direct consequence of the Constitutional Court rejecting around €1.36bn in spending cuts and will remain in effect until new state spending targets are established.

Architecture: Ribeiro Telles picks up top landscaping award

Landscape architect Gonçalo Ribeiro Telles was announced as the Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe 2013 Landscape Architecture award winner on Wednesday. The architect has been responsible for a series of landmark projects with his works in and around Lisbon.

Rui Costa: Groundbreaking neuroscientist on his passion for behaviour

PDV paid a visit to leading Portuguese neuroscientist Rui Costa, last year’s recipient of the Young Investigator Award and one of the contributors to the ambitious Human Brain Project.

Exhibition: Joana Vasconcelos gets the crowds flocking

The exhibition of Portugal’s rising artistic star, Joana Vasconcelos, was seen by over 4,500 viewers at the Ajuda National Palace and features 38 works such as “The Bride,” “Marylin” and “Independent Red Heart”.

Fátima Lopes: Designer unveils ‘diamond’ fashion in Paris

Portuguese fashion designer Fátima Lopes, a native of Madeira, has stuck with her traditionally graphic, structured style, with smart pieces in which she plays with “paradoxes, opposition and attraction and the mixing of sexes.”

Study: Portuguese pro-European without knowing why

A study by Eurobarometer found that only 35% of Portuguese citizens knew about the rights that come along with European Union membership, despite most people claiming they were pro-European.

Artist Joana Vasconcelos: “I won’t leave anyone indifferent in Venice”

Lisbon-based artist Joana Vasconcelos tells Portugal Daily View about the concept and inspiration that lie behind yet another extravagant installation underway for the Venice Biennale.

China: Portuguese minister on five-day visit ‘to work for future’

The Chinese-Portuguese research centre will work in the field of advanced materials and the documents are to be signed Thursday in Hangzhou in Eastern China.