We started our fieldtrip in one of the famous unregulated Chinese restaurants that populate Mouraria, sharing space with many Portuguese and international students attracted by the cheap prices. After crossing Rua Benformoso (called “diversity passage” by the Municipal Government) we arrived to Intendente. There, Íñigo Sánchez offered us a wide explanation of Mouraria and Intendente’s transformations, related with a state-led gentrification policy by the Municipal Government.
After that, we went to Bairro Alto where Jordi Nofre explained to the group the role of the district as a party area both for young middle-class Portuguese and worldwide tourists. In the “Erasmus Corner” Daniel Malet described the growing role of exchange students in the transformation of Bairro Alto and other parts of the city. Finally, in Cais do Sodré, Jordi Nofre explain thoroughly the concept of “vintage” applied to the aesthetic transformations of Lisbon’s nightlife.
On May 12, 2015, fieldtrip participants are kindly invited to join an open debate on trends and challenges of Lisbon’s nightlife: