ACTU is a non-profit Cultural Association that launched the Lisbon neighborhood communication platform, Lisbonweek, in 2012. Since then, we've been telling stories never told before, opening doors never before opened and bringing new life to neighborhoods through exhibitions, lectures, music, contemporary art, architecture, cinema and cultural visits, expanding the city.
From palaces to churches, from vacant spaces to private properties, Lisbonweek has revealed many previously hidden gems in the city.
The "Verride" exhibition in 2012, which then occupied the palace that still had no destiny, the lounge designed by the architect Carrilho da Graça that occupied Rossio in 2013 to make us confront the surrounding heritage, the exhibitions dedicated to Porfírio Pardal Monteiro and Maria Keil (Alvalade, 2015), Lisbon’s largest urban work of art by Filipe Pantone (Lumiar), to Robert Panda’s “Stupid Ones” (Telheiras), passing through the giant Corvo de Raf corridor (Alta de Lisboa) in 2017, the project of Urban Art in Bairro 2 de Maio in Ajuda in 2019 with the signature JR and in the 6th Edition in Alcântara in 2020/21 the Ephemeral Museum of Urban Art momentarily occupied a building of LX Factory before being demolished, all are unique projects that are still being felt in the city of Lisbon.
The success of this initiative would not have been possible without the support of the Lisbon City Council, the Parish Councils, all partners and public and private entities, and the generosity of so many people who have been with us since day one.
A huge thank you to everyone!
In 2022, Lisbonweek celebrates its 10th Anniversary in the parish of Marvila. For a month and every weekend, we will once again show you a parish, its most emblematic places through the arts, supporting artists as always !
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See you soon, see you in Marvila