Safe in Cais – The 5th LXNIGHTS Meeting

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The 5th LXNIGHTS Meeting -celebrated on December 18th– was a total success! The round table was formed by João Martins (LXNIGHTS) who presented the event and introduced the last developments in night-life risks worldwide, Cristiana Vale Pires 20151210IMG_3261(APDES) who presented the project on risk reduction in Cais do Sodré nights leaded by CHECK!N, Carla Madeira (Junta de Freguesia) who offered a more institutional view from the local government in the affected area, Gonçalo Riscado (Comercial Association of Cais do Sodré) who emphasized the actual difficulties in unite the different night-time businesses in one voice, and André Peixe (Lisbon’s Bartenders Association) who stand for the appraise of people working through the night, specially those selling alcohol in the bars.

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The CHECK!N project (Safe in Cais – Noite Segura) -in which LXNIGHTS acts as the academic partner- make an effort to reduce the risks associated with party environment (alcohol, drugs, sexual behaviour) joining the different actors and institutions of a new night-time area in the city: Cais do Sodré.

 

This article in the Observador, describe this fruitful meeting offered by LXNIGHTS as a closing of its 2015 activities.

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About Daniel Malet Calvo

I have a PhD in Urban Anthropology (2011) from University of Barcelona where I also have graduated with a BA in Social and Cultural Anthropology (2005), and a BA in History (2011). My thesis work puts forward a historical and ethnographic research focused on the most emblematic space in Lisbon's downtown: Praça do Rossio. I have been trained through many investigation projects, research grants and ethnographic works on Lisbon and Barcelona during my thesis, mainly focused on anthropology of urban space, city policies, collective action and olisipography. I'm also did research on Santiago island (Cape Verde archipelago), where I acquired experience on mobility conceptions, risk practices and urban renewal projects. Currently, as a post-doctoral researcher in the CIES-IUL (Centro de Investigação e Estudos de Sociologia – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa) I'm investigating ERASMUS students as a short-term migration actors involved on heritagization processes, space production and transnational dynamics. Besides this, I'm an active member of the Grup de Recerca sobre Exclusió i Control Socials (GRECS) in the Anthropology Department of the Universitat de Barcelona, and of the Institut Català d'Antropologia (ICA)

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