Manuel Garcia-Ruiz
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Director & Curator

He is a PhD Scholar at CIES-IUL and an Associated Researcher at IS-FLUP. He pursues his PhD in Sociology at ISCTE-IUL. He has a particular interest in Light Festivals as instruments for the territorial development of Portuguese secondary cities (medium and small) through the creation of a highly competitive and specialized creative tourism. He is also an advisory member (international festival advisor) of the European Network Spectrum. CoEditor of Etno.Urb Network

Henrique Chaves
Production-Executive & Curator 

He is a collaborative researcher at CICS.NOVA FCSH, Master in Sociology. He has specialized in urban studies, specifically on the right to the city, public space, urban mobility, graffiti, public participation, housing and immigration. Henrique is also a member and coordinator of an anti-racism association named FAR (Frente Anti-Racista). 

Bruna França de Pontes
Communication & Curator

She is graduated in urban design and architecture. Currently she is pursuing her studies at ISCTE/FCSH – Lisbon in Urban Studies (MA). She has interest in studies about public spaces – public life, and the qualitative/alternative tools for urban data collection. As a research member, she contributes at “LabRua” (Laboratório de Rua) in Brazil, coordinates social mobilizations at “Minha Campina” and, with some friends, try to put experimental projects and ideas into practice at the collective “Estação Projetual“.

Maria Runkel Cardoso
She is graduated in anthropology and it’s currently taking her master (MA) in Urban Studies, at FCSH-NOVA and ISCTE–IUL. She is interested in public space, migration, political action and how that all comes together in our cities. Alongside her studies, she’s been working as part of the production at some film festivals in Lisbon, also having some experience producing for a theatre company.

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