Lisbon to host Final Conference in October

Lisbon to host Final Conference in October

OCT 15, 16  2018

The final conference of the project A Manual on Work and Happiness, named Work and Happiness? Reflections about participatory artistic processes, will take place at Marvila Library, in Lisbon, on October 15 and 16  2108. The conference marks the conclusion of the project, which was funded by Creative Europe. It will share the experiences and the results achieved over the last two years.

One of the project’s main aspects was Audience Development and the engagement of communities in the creative process of a stage show from Portuguese company mala voadora. The show A Manual on Work and Happiness premiered in Patras (Greece); then it was presented in Montijo (Portugal), Alcobaça (Portugal), Pergine (Italy) and, finally, in Lisbon, in the framework of the festival Os Dias de Marvila. In each one of these cities, the cast included members from the local communities, who participated in a residency of three weeks coordinated by mala voadora.

Over two days, the conference will unveil some of the less visible aspects of the whole process, while debating with the audience and with a group of international guests several reflections which emerged throughout the process and which are inherent to participatory artistic projects.


October 15
3 pm – 6:15 pm

Marta Martins, Artemrede (Portugal)
Length: 10’

Presentation: experience and achieved results
Length: 90’
Marta Martins – Artemrede (Portugal)
Carla Tommasini – Pergine Festival (Italy)
Linda Valenti – L’Arboreto Teatro Dimora (Italy)
Stavos Tsakiris – Municipal and Regional Theatre of Patras (Greece)
Jorge Andrade – mala voadora (Portugal)
Participants from the stages shows of Alcobaça, Montijo and Pergine

Susana Costa Pereira – Creative Europe (Portugal)
Length: 15’
Félix Dupin-Meynard – sociologist and researcher (France)
Length: 20’


Length: 40’

Coffee Break
6 pm

Documentary: A Manual on Work and Happiness
7 pm
Screening of the documentary directed by Elena Goatelli and Ángel Esteban.
Introduction: Vítor Pinto – Artemrede (Portugal)
Free entrance

October 16 

10 am – 12:30 pm
Round table with international guests to share experiences and good practices about participatory projects in peripheries:
Sonja Soldo – Pogon (Croatia)
Rarita Zbranca – Cluj Cultural Centre (Romania)
Angeliki Lamperi – Eleusis 2021 (Greece)
Fanny Hajdú – Pro Progress (Hungary)
Other guests to be confirmed

Free entrance
Registration until October 10 by email:
Languages: English with simultaneous interpretations in Portuguese (October 15)

A Manual on Work and Happiness
A project by Artemrede
Partner: Pergine Spettacolo Aperto, L’arboreto – Teatro Dimora, Municipal and Regional Theatre of Patras
Artistic Direction: mala voadora
Support: Creative Europe