Study visit: Carpintarias S. Lázaro

Study visit: Carpintarias S. Lázaro

23rd Sept · 09h30 · Meeting point at the chosen venue

Study visit: “Carpintarias S. Lázaro”

Coordinators: Alda Galsterer and Fernando Belo

CSL – Carpintarias de São Lázaro is a multidisciplinary cultural center, with a program focusing on Fine Arts, Music, Dance and Theatre, Cinema and Gastronomy, proposing integration through culture and knowledge.

CSL wants to be a complementary space to the already existing cultural offer in the city, where creativity, innovation and multidisciplinary crossings give an opportunity to the approximation of people, community and knowledge.

Our program is fundamentally contemporary, being a space of artistic creation, hosting programs of other companies, as well as presentation of multidisciplinary projects, pretending to offer an ambitious and avant-garde approach to the city.

Reopened recently, in the first 8 months we concentrated on the presentation of a diverse and transversal program through all artistic areas, as well as on those of knowledge and innovation linked to creativity. Thus, we were able to present this new cultural center and project reaching out to the most diversified publics.

Having a privileged location in the historical city center, between the Squares of Martim Moniz and Campo Mártires da Pátria, Carpintarias de São Lázaro benefit from a surrounding that enjoys a great multicultural richness, which is an important aspect of the strategy of CSL, too, as it permits the interaction with the local communities and the cultural heritage of the neighborhood.Carpintarias de São Lázaro’s space is multifaceted and allows, besides its main goal – being a cultural infrastructure – to develop partnerships and creation of synergies with different organizations, public and private, entrepreneurial and associative ones, never loosing perspective on how creativity and innovation create opportunities for the development of a fairer and more sustainable society.

Alda Galsterer and Fernando Belo

Alda Galsterer

Alda Galsterer is a founding member of the Cultural Association of Carpintarias de São Lázaro (since 2014). As member of the board of directors, she is directly involved in contributing to the cultural center’s development, its communication, and the programming of its several cultural areas.

She holds a Master in Art History, Languages and Portuguese and English literature from the Eberhard-Karls Universität Tübingen (DE) and a Master in Curatorial Studies from the University of Lisbon (PT).

Alda Galsterer has a broad experience of cultural communication and production, as a result of her years working with museums and institutions, art galleries and artists, dedicated to the field of Fine Arts as well as cultural production in general.

She worked for the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in research, production and edition from 2004-2008, with several art galleries in Lisbon, and has worked for over 15 years as cultural mediator with important museums of the greater Lisbon city area (Gulbenkian Museum, Museum Berardo, Paula Rego Museum – Casa das Histórias). Since 2012, she is the artistic director and founding member of contemporary art gallery Galeria Belo-Galsterer.

She also writes texts for museum and gallery catalogues, and contributes regularly with articles about art and culture to magazines, as e.g. MATICES – Zeitschrift zu Lateinamerika, Spanien und Portugal (Universität Köln), Arte al Día Internacional (AR), and ATTITUDE Magazine (PT).

Fernando Belo

Fernando Belo is a founding member of the Cultural Association of Carpintarias de São Lázaro (since 2014). As member of the board of directors, and Executive Director of the Center, he is not only directly involved in contributing to the cultural center’s development, its communication, and the programming of its several cultural areas, as well as one of the responsible members of the board, who looks after the sustainability and healthy financial growth of the center.

His academic background comes from Business Administration, at the Universidade Autónoma Lisboa and his professional experience is grounded in several business projects he has been involved with in the last 30 years, one of them being ÚNICA, a company dedicated to culture management and strategic communication, and projects from areas linked to culture and hospitality, as founder of the gastronomy context “Lisboa à Prova” (since 2006), and he is also a founding partner of Galeria Belo-Galsterer. During these years, he acquired an extensive knowledge in project development and coordination of areas as cross cultural management and production (crossing several areas – creation, programming and production); community involvement projects; content development and strategic communication for institutions, public entities, companies and other organizations.

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