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Urban Culture Experiences

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Urban Culture Experiences

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Mantraste
Alta de Lisboa

Mantraste directs a colored modelling paste painting workshop, a material that can produce images that resemble a vibrating, colorful and organic bas-relief.  The goal is to introduce painting and illustration as a tool to represent, through a new form of expression, the memories of the neighbourhood, of the streets, of friends and of the community spirit. The workshop also includes a visit and intervention at Parque Agrícola da Alta de Lisboa (Alta de Lisboa’s agricultural park) where there is a community vegetable garden.

BIO

Bruno Reis Santos, Mantraste is a Portuguese author, illustrator and graphic designer. He grew up in nature and is a lover of popular mysticism — he sees his work as a reflection on himself and on others. He designed over a hundred book covers for authors such as  J.G. Ballard, Ali Smith and Michel Rio and has published titles like “Sebenta do Diabo” and “The Tree as an Antenna to a Spiritual Revolution”. He has taught illustration and riso printing in Brazil, Spain and Portugal and has participated in several individual and collective exhibitions.