Hear from the people that make Lisbon jive.
Food, Kittens, and Cuteness: Q & A with Abacaxi Lab
November 30, 2018
The duo behind Abacaxi Lab are two fabulous ladies: Aleksandra “Laura” Schedler and Vanda Aragão. As brave and colorful as their art, they talked with Atlas just before the opening of their first exhibition, sharing stories about their travels, inspirations, and hopes for the future. Let’s start at the beginning. What’s the origin story of […]
Lisbon Between the Lines: An Interview With Hauke Vagt of Atelier 49
November 15, 2018
From mechanical steampunk bacalhau to runaway trams, Atelier 49 puts out a steady stream of art work. This quirky duo has a little something for everyone, but it certainly hasn’t been easy to get here.
Let’s Have A Word #4: Will Samson
November 12, 2018
“Let’s Have a Word” is David Soares‘s attempt to make the Lisbon scene spill the beans. I first met Will Samson in 2016, when he had just snuck into the dark of a cinema theatre, to take a seat on the same row I was sitting, along with friends we have in common. The film […]
The Fight for Miradouro de Santa Catarina
November 6, 2018
Whether you’re a Lisbon local or are just visiting, you’ve probably gone to Miradouro de Santa Catarina and asked yourself, “What the hell happened to Adamastor?” Well, this is what’s happened…
Painting Quinta das Águias: A Q&A With Sooma
November 5, 2018
A graphic designer by trade, Sooma has turned the forgotten ruins of Quinta das Aguias into his own private art gallery and talks to Atlas about what the beautiful palace could become. As in, not another hotel…
The Chap Behind the Chainmail: A Q&A With Jofre Correia
November 2, 2018
Jofre Correia and his team run some of the most successful — and, from personal experience, the most worthwhile — walking tours in Lisbon. Read what he has to say about tourist traps, employing the unemployed, and wearing chainmail.
Let’s Have a Word #3: Surma
September 26, 2018
Surma is a 23-year-old hailing from Leiria. Her debut album last year was shortlisted for best European independent album of the year. She has been touring non-stop ever since.