Ana Moya was born in Barcelona. She is a researcher and postdoctoral fellow (SFRH/BPD/101156/2014) at the Centre of History and Artistic Research (CHAIA), U. Évora. Postgraduate in Intervention and Landscape Management for the Promotion of the Natural, Cultural and Tourist Heritage at UA Barcelona (2009). Doctorate in Landscape History and Theory and Urban Culture at the Faculty of Architecture of TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands (2007), and Master of Architecture at ETSA Barcelona, UP Catalonia. She was Assistant Professor in the Master of Architecture, ISMAT/U Lusófona (2010-15), and lectured at UT Eindhoven (2001-2006). She is the author of the book “La Percepción del Paisaje Urbano” [The Perception of the Urban Landscape] (Biblioteca Nueva, 2011).
Fernando Ramalho was born in Lisbon. He is a musician and producer in diverse musical and sound projects, and long-time active at the interdisciplinary crossings of poetry, video and dance. Among his musical work stand out the band Blaze & The Stars (2012 to the present), Ruí(n)do, with Valentina Parravicini and Play Bleu (2016 to the present) and, Berlau (2014 to the present), a project that moves through various musical fields and experimental sounds, from drone exploration to work with field recordings or free improvisation. The works Meta-Sonorização: em Diálogo com Ana Hatherly (2017) and Oito Madrigais e uma Natureza Morta (2018) engage in a dialogue with the poetry of Ana Hatherly and Inês Lourenço. The latest work is Bagatelas (2018). He has been working on the performance piece Guitarra Contrassexual, from the writings of Paul B. Preciado.
Lord Mantraste (Bruno Santos) was born in Caldas da Rainha. He is the son of a Hairdresser and a Shepherd. After attending an illustration course at ESAD.cr, he graduated in Graphic Design from the same school in 2013, currently working as graphic designer and illustrator. In addition, he has taught illustration and printing techniques at ESAD.cr, ETIC (Lisbon), LUSFONA (Lisbon) e IED (Madrid). He has been collaborating with clients such as: Casa Da Msica, 20|20 publishing house, Jornal Expresso, Sábado Magazine, National Association of Pharmacies, among others.
The Students and Teachers
Two of our students were born in China: Chihao (15) and Rong (14): one in Vietnam: Huy (13); sixteen students in Nepal: Ashish (16), Sushil (16), Manswi (12), Kriti (13), Prekshya (17), Prijma (15), Sapana (13), Bibash (13), Sofia (12), Priyanka (16), Seena (14), Kristina (17), Mahema (12), Dipesh (19), Shristi (14), and Prayash (15); six students in Bangladesh: Samiur (12), Tangilá (16), Abidul (15), Fokrul (18), Aminul (14), and Towimur (15); four students in India: Suraj (12), Karan (14), Rohit (18), and Lalit (15); one student in the Philippines: Michele (17); two students from Guinea Conakry: Lamarana (16) and Ousmane (16); a student in Nigeria: Emmanuel (13); two students in Senegal : Khoudia (19) and Malick (16); two students in Romania: Mariana (14) and Denise (13); and one student in France: Milan (15).
We are grateful for the enthusiasm of all these young people who have left their countries of origin on this vital adventure and who are discovering the city and culture that welcomes them and the Portuguese language that allows them to communicate and integrate within their own diversity.
We thank the support and the logistics of the teaching from Gil Vicente High School: Conceição Telles, Carla Neto and Carla Teixeira. Our deep gratitude, for the trust and support placed in this project, to the Direction of Gil Vicente Group, Prof. Ana Duarte.
The twelve representatives
Kriti (2005), born in Nawalparasi, Nepal. She has lived in Portugal for three years. She did not live in any other country apart from Nepal. She speaks Nepali, English, French and Portuguese. Lives in Rossio.
Ashish (2002), was born in Myagdi, Nepal. He has lived in Portugal for two and a half years. He did not live in any other country apart from Nepal. He speaks Nepali, English, Hindi e Portuguese. Lives in Intendente.
Zhihao (2003), born in Wen Zhou, China. He has lived in Portugal for seven years. He did not live in any other country apart from China. He speaks Chinese, Japanese, English and Portuguese. Lives in Arroios.
Suraj (2006), born in Punjab, India. He has lived in Portugal for four years. He did not live in any other country apart from India. He speaks Punjabi, Hindi, English, Creole and Portuguese. Lives in Martim Moniz.
Tangilá (2002), born in Dakka, Bangladesh. She has lived in Portugal for three years. She lived in England before. She speaks Bengali, English, Hindi and Portuguese. Lives in Graça.
Fokrul (2000), born in Dakka, Bangladesh. He has lived for a year and a half in Portugal. He did not live in any other country apart from Bangladesh. He speaks Bengali, English and Portuguese. Lives in Martim Moniz.
Huy (2005), born in Hanoi, Vietnam. He has lived for a year in Portugal. He did not live in any other country apart from Vietnam. He speaks Vietnamese and Portuguese. Lives in Intendente.
Denise (2005), born in Brasov, Romania. She has lived in Portugal for nine years. She did not live in any other country apart from Romania. She speaks Romanian and Portuguese. Lives in Penha da França.
Lamarana (2002), born in Conakry, Guinea. She has lived in Portugal for two years. She did not live in any other country apart from Guinea ConaKky. She speaks French and Portuguese. Lives in Intendente.
Emmanuel (2005), born in Lagos, Nigeria. He has lived for a year and a half in Portugal. He did not live in any other country apart from Nigeria. He speaks English, Yoruba and Portuguese. Lives in Santa Apolónia.
Malick (2002), born in Dakar, Senegal. He has lived in Portugal for nine months. He did not live in any other country apart from Senegal. He speaks French, Arabic, Wolof and Portuguese. Lives in Anjos.
Michele (2001), born in Batangas, Philippines. She has lived in Portugal for five years. She did not live in any other country apart from Philippines. She speaks Tagalog, English and Portuguese. Lives in Intendente.