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Environment

Porto City Hall raises botany awareness by protecting two more trees

Upon proposal of Porto City Hall and with the support of the U. Porto, two trees – a copper beech and a Camphor tree – that stand at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto (FBAUP) site, are now tree species considered to be of public interest by the Institute for the Conservation of Nature and Forests (ICNF).

Culture

Three plays take to the stage at TeCA, by A Turma

The company A Turma takes to the stage at the Theatre Carlos Alberto (TeCA), between 26th and 29th November. The theatre company presents three shows, with the premiere of Airbnb & Nuvens “Uma rádio novela” on Thursday, 26th November, directed by Manuel Tur with a text by Luísa Costa Gomes. The cycle includes the play “Alma”, directed by Tiago Correia, and concludes with “Wake Up”, a monologue based on a text by Eric Bogosian, and co-created by António Afonso Parra and Luís Araújo.

Culture

Architecture on display: unpublished work by Álvaro Siza at Marques da Silva Foundation

The Foundation Marques da Silva (FIMS) features two exhibitions on the work by the first Portuguese Pritzker Prize, Álvaro Siza; this is the chance to appreciate unpublished work by the renowned architect. “Siza – Inédito e Desconhecido” and “Mais que Arquitetura” are the telling exhibits that open doors to the Casa-Atelier and the Palace Lopes Martins. The exhibitions inaugurated on 17th October and can be visited until 17th April 2021, between 2pm and 6pm.

Economy

Porto is home to economic dynamism and start-up culture

Founders Founders, a co-working space in the city of Porto that helps boost start-ups is to expand in Porto and will inaugurate a new space in the parish of Campanhã, in eastern Porto. The new Founders Founders’ space, close by Campanhã Station, will have 4 thousand square metres, it will accommodate circa 300 people, from 12 startups. It is scheduled to open in the beginning of 2021.