2019 GUESTS

Many are those that join us at Big Day to share their artistry and talent. Sharing is at the core of this event, after all. Amongst them, musicians, producers, chefs and artists with whom we identify and that have many stories to tell.

Here you’ll discover the guests that help us to make this day even 'bigger'.

Illustrations by Cláudia Guerreiro©
Passa ao futuro
Passa ao futuro
Passa Ao Futuro is a non-profit association, looking for artisans in Portugal who work with traditional techniques, to create an online database in order to support the preservation of tacit knowledge, transmission of know-how as well as innovation social, environmental and design. We want to unify and activate this network through various initiatives that include: residences, exhibitions, social innovation programs and sustainability training. Passa Ao Futuro was founded in 2016 by Astrid Rovisco Suzano and Fatima Azzahra Durkee and is formed by an international interdisciplinary team that works in collaboration with partners such as: UNESCO Chair; FRESS: Ricardo do Espírito Santo Silva Foundation; Michelangelo Foundation; CEARTE: Center for the Professional Training of Handicrafts; TASA Project; Positive Benefits Impact Innovation Association; Eco-Intelligent Growth; AOW Handmade; National Museum of Ethnology and Museum of Popular Art.
Diogo deCalle
Diogo deCalle
Born in Lisbon, he is a multidisciplinary plastic artist who divides his time as a creator and art-educator. Along the way, Art and Nature are a constant in its ephemeral, aesthetic and poetic presence and, in his work, he follows his permanent desire to draw, guided by the pleasure of evoking creativity and poetry within each individual. Diogo is an enthusiast who sees art as a way to inspire and be inspired, to communicate and to intervene.
Chef Carlos Teixeira
Chef Carlos Teixeira
He started his cooking course at the age of 14 at the Escola de Hotelaria e Turismo (School of Hospitality and Tourism) in Lisbon. After completing his degree, he entered the Food Production Catering Degree at Esht, where he had the opportunity to practice with Henrique Mouro, at the Restaurant Assinatura and, last year, at the Hotel Claris (5 stars) in Barcelona. After graduating, he started working at the Grémio Literário and later at Rota das Sedas in Lisbon. In 2014 he moved to London where he worked for a year at the Clove Club (1 Michelin star). Back in Portugal he came to work at the Restaurant Herdade do Esporão, where he spent 2 years as a sous-chef. Now, at the age of 25, she takes the lead in the kitchen of Herdade do Esporão.
Chef José Júlio Vintém
Chef José Júlio Vintém
Born in Portalegre, he is passionate about the countryside and traditional and regional cuisine. Self-taught, he made his way studying techniques and products that allowed him to develop a simple kitchen like the regional one, but full of charisma. He has the TombaLobos restaurant for 18 years, in Portalegre, where he creates dishes always respecting the seasonality and the origin of the products. Also in Portalegre, he opened the tavern Boca do Lobo, where he recreates and presents his snacks. He is a consultant chef at the Hotel São Lourenço do Barrocal and is in charge of the kitchen of the new project in Lisbon - Pica Miolos, at Cais do Sodré -, opening this year.
Tiago Pereira
Tiago Pereira
Following and deepening the footsteps of Michel Giacometti, Tiago Pereira is possibly the ethnographer who knows Portugal better. His project "A Música Portuguesa a Gostar Dela Própria" is a hymn to the pride of our customs and traditions. The success was such that now he's also doing a survey of our gastronomy - a theme that brings him to Big Day.
Madalena Martins
Madalena Martins
Madalena Martins explores a universe dedicated to the design and imagery of Portuguese culture, reinterpreting objects, materials and stories, returning emotions in the form of design objects. The craftsmanship and rigor of production are very present in her works allied with a strong social component, being mostly developed by inmates of prisons in the north of Portugal and users of social reintegration associations. Environmental sustainability is also very much present in the creative and production process, transforming waste from industries or museums into new pieces of work. Photo by ©Vitorino Coragem
Mafalda Capela
Mafalda Capela
Mafalda Capela was born in Porto in 1977. Stories and history, have always been the place of his attention. Since 1998 he has collaborated with the Perdigões project. Above all, it seeks to expand knowledge about the archaeological complex and the involvement of all in its construction.
Amal
Amal
Amal is handcrafted by Syrian women living in Portugal. Our soap is consciously made from highly natural ingredients to ensure a genuine enriching touch on your skin, our largest organ. We want to take care of our body's natural energy, nurturing it with what it deserves: natural, non-cruel and energizing ingredients.
Fogo Fogo
Fogo Fogo
Fogo Fogo is a tribute to Cape Verdian rhythms with eyes set on the vastness of those who speak Portuguese and, of course, who dances or is attracted by movement. The homage, which already lacked another strand of African music, began to give evidence, coincidence or not, in Largo do Intendente. Five musicians, now contribute to make it more than a space of sharing. And so it is created. João Gomes (keys) invited Francisco Rebelo (bass), Marcio Silva (drums) and David Pessoa (guitar), together with Danilo Lopes (in a guitar even more knowledgeable of the musical panorama of Cape Verde) give voice to the interpreted themes. All of them are choosing new knits to weave the night of Fire Fire, and so, every night have a different fire, but never soft.
JP Simões
JP Simões
Singer, composer, lyricist, storyteller and playwright, JP Simões has been editing albums since 1995 with Pop Dell'Arte, Belle Chase Hotel, Quinteto Tati and solo or in collaboration with other composers. His last self-titled album, Rome, was released in 2013 and earned a long national and international tour. In late 2016, he released "Tremble Like a Flower" on behalf of his alter-ego "Bloom".
Gonçalo Jordão
Gonçalo Jordão
Gonçalo Jordão lives in Mourão, in the Évora district, and says about himself that "Alentejo has always been an integral part of who I am. I carry it as one of my references and this is reflected in my work, the simple greatness of those horizons. " Graduated in Painting, his curriculum includes interventions in several palaces, churches and convents and hotels. In 2014, he saw his work in the direction of art, in a team led by Anna Pinnock and Adam Stockhausen, referring to the film Grand Budapest Hotel, by the American cult director Wes Anderson.
Fátima Durkee
Fátima Durkee
Born in Saudi Arabia in 1980, she grew up between New Mexico (USA) and Egypt. Before beginning her studies in Architecture at Parsons New School for Design in New York, she traveled for four years working in the Fashion field. Later she worked at the M & A company in New York and Colômbia, in the Urban Planning Department of New York City and was involved in several philanthropic projects such as: Nutrir Baranquilla and Women Together. In 2014 he came to live in Lisbon as Liaison International's artistic residence PointB. In 2016 he co-founded Passa Ao Futuro. The result of the need to create a comprehensive and accessible resource for linking artisans to designers as a means of preserving, promoting and activating the rich heritage of the intangible cultural heritage that they perceived to be in Portugal.
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