MAAT’s Playmode Exhibition Intertwines Art and Games

Playful but precise and poignant, the Playmode exhibition (curated by Filipe Pais and Patrícia Gouveiaat and on now through 17 February) at Lisbon’s Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology features works by David Shrigley, Mary Flanagan and plenty of others. The work range from dark and conceptual to entertaining and emotionally informative, and span visual art and gaming to form coherent narratives about life and …

Word of Mouth: Lisbon

A bevy of new art, design and cultural enclaves embodying the Portuguese capital

From ritzy new gin-focused resto-bars to a rebirth of artisanal Portuguese craftwork in its truest form, plus endless music, fashion and design, there’s plenty to satisfy visitors to Lisbon. Its safe to say the city is rebounding from the depths of economic despair. With help from local taste-makersAntnio Querido of SeaMe and Daniel Kisluk of Village Underground Lisboa, among otherswe were led past tourist-heavy passages …

Village Underground Lisboa

Abandoned shipping containers turned into a creative hub and outdoor event space on Lisbon’s northern edge

In Lisbon, cultural prowess and creativity are as omnipresent as the prego sandwiches and Super Bock found on nearly every street corner. The Portuguese capital city has seen a surge in new innovative enterprises opening over the past year, indicating a slow crawl out of economic turbulence. From graphic design outposts and street art galleries to communal workplaces that double as event spaces, local entrepreneurs …