Estamos à procura de um novo coordenador ou coordenadora para a CreativeMornings/Porto!

As CreativeMornings foram iniciadas em 2008 em Nova Iorque pela Tina Roth Eisenberg (Swissmiss), com o desejo de criar um evento contínuo e acessível para a comunidade criativa local. O conceito era simples: um pequeno-almoço e uma breve palestra uma sexta-feira por mês, de entrada livre e gratuita.

Desde então o conceito já chegou a 175 cidades de todo o mundo. Equipas de voluntários organizam capítulos locais que além de celebrarem os talentos criativos de cada cidade, promovem espaços abertos de afinidade e ligação com outras pessoas. As CreativeMornings auto-designam-se um ‘motor de generosidade’ que vive pelo seu manifesto.

As CreativeMornings/Porto foram lançadas em Maio de 2013 pelo Gil Ribeiro e pela Sofia Herrera e têm vindo a crescer desde então. O Eduardo Morais, actual coordenador, está de saída e à procura de quem o substitua.

Portanto,

  • Se tens interesse em promover e interagir com a comunidade criativa portuense;
  • Se tens entusiasmo pela perspectiva de liderar uma pequena equipa de voluntários e de colocares o teu cunho pessoal nas CreativeMornings/Porto;
  • Se gostarias de participar no diálogo global com as outras 174 cidades;
  • Se te descreves como uma pessoa humilde, motivada, generosa, cuidadosa e conectada:

És a pessoa que procuramos! Se tens interesse neste desafio, envia-nos uma mensagem e algumas referências sobre eventos que tenhas organizado ou colaborado para porto@creativemornings.com. Iremos entrevistar as pessoas interessadas e esperamos tomar uma decisão a tempo de se retomar a realização de eventos no início de 2018.

Obrigado a todas as pessoas interessadas em assumir a coordenação da CreativeMornings/Porto! Esperamos ter novidades e reatar os eventos muito em breve!

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P.S.: Alguns testemunhos sobre o que é ser coordenador de um capítulo CreativeMornings: Utrecht, Austin, Texas.

For the last CreativeMornings/Porto event before the summer vacation we received a great talk by Cecília Carvalho and Lígia Lopes from Design Includes You, in which the duo introduced the principles of Inclusive Design and presented some of their stories in trying to raise the awareness of authorities.

You can check out Filipe’s photos of the event at our Flickr.

Many, many thanks to Espiga for serving a great breakfast and for having us over the past year! Many thanks also to Filipe Brandão and Catarina David for helping out with this event.


CreativeMornings/Porto will be back after the summer holidays with a new chapter host. Stay tuned!

Photos by Filipe Brandão. Text by Eduardo Morais.

June kicked off with a meeting with Fátima São Simão, director of development at the UPTEC Science and Technology Park of the University of Porto, executive director of the Futureplaces.org medialab, leader at Creative Commons Portugal and, last but not least, a really good friend of CreativeMornings/Porto from its inception.

For a conversation about #Survival, Fátima started from a brief description of her multiple but focused on the issues surrounding copyright and proprietary content, and how they imperil culture - not only cultural heritage, but cultural development and the cultural industries as a whole. 

Fátima talked about her work at Creative Commons Portugal in developing the Creative Commons Toolkit for Business, and also on the need for saner copyright legislation.

Again, many thanks to Espiga’s Hugo and Inês for their relentless commitment in hosting CreativeMornings/Porto and offering volunteers and attendees a great breakfast in a very cozy environment. Thanks also to all the volunteers who made the event possible - Luís, Catarina, Mónica, Filipe and Joel -, and to all the attendees who shared into a great talk.

You can take a look at the event’s photo album at Flickr.


Top illustration by Joel Faria. Photos by Filipe Brandão. Text by Eduardo Morais.

May’s theme is serendipity: fortunate or pleasant happenstances. In a very interesting presentation, Alexander Russell and Pedro Fragoso Lopes talked about the chain of serendipitous events that shaped them both, as persons, as professionals, and in bringing Planet Fusion Studio into being; thus reflecting on the role of luck in both life and work.

Many thanks to Espiga and its owners Hugo and Inês for their relentless commitment to CreativeMornings/Porto, hosting these conversations and offering us volunteers and all attendees a great breakfast in a very cozy environment. Thanks also to all the volunteers who made the event possible - Luís, Catarina, and Mara -, and to all the attendees who shared into a great talk.

As always, you can take a look at photos of the event in its Flickr set.


Photos by Catarina David, Mara Ungureanu, and Eduardo Morais. Text by Eduardo Morais.

So many thanks to Lara Jacinto from Colectivo to come and present the group’s work The Thin Line, an ongoing photographic essay about Europe’s borders, sometimes invisible, sometimes unavoidable and impassable.

Many thanks to Espiga for hosting the event and for offering a great breakfast. You can take a peek at Filipe’s photos of the event in its Flickr set. Thanks also to all the volunteers who made the event possible - Luís, Filipe, Catarina, Mónica, Helena, Joel -, and to all the attendees who shared a really great talk.


Illustration by Joel Faria. Photos by Filipe Brandão. Text by Eduardo Morais

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What a great, deep - and fun - presentation! Historian, writer and traveller Raquel Patriarca gave a wonderful talk about the mutating nature of taboos over time and space. You can take a look at Nicole’s photos of the event, with the video to follow in the coming months, as we tackle the editing queue.

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A great thank you to Espiga for hosting us so early in the morning, giving us much-needed caffeine and a tasty breakfast. Many thanks also to all the volunteers who made yet another even possible - Luís, Nicole, Catarina, Lurdes, Joel, and to all the attendees who shared a really great talk.

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Illustration by Joel Faria. Photos by Nicole Tsangaris. Text by Eduardo Morais.

The first Porto Photography Festival will happening in September and we were delighted to have organizer Anna Gunn of McGunnMedia presenting the festival to the CreativeMornings/Porto community. You can check out Filipe’s photos of the event.

As always, thanks to Espiga for having us so early in the morning with a great breakfast. Hugo and Inês, you are indeed tireless!


We’ll return to Espiga on March 24th with a talk by writer and historian Raquel Patriarca about #Taboo. See you there!

Top illustration by Joel Faria. Photos by Filipe Brandão. Text by Eduardo Morais.

CreativeMornings/Porto had a great start to 2017 with a talk by S.P.O.T. in which the duo recounted the hidden urban #Mysteries they find while scouting for unconventional locations for events such as the FleaMarket Porto. You can check out the event’s photos at our Flickr.

Thanks to Espiga for having us and for a great breakfast! Thanks also to all the chapter volunteers that helped with the event - Luís Silva, Filipe Brandão, Joel Faria, Catarina David and Lurdes. You are great!


We’ll return to Espiga on February 24th with a talk by Anna Gunn, presenting the Porto Photography Festival which will be taking place in September. See you there!

Top illustration by Joel Faria. Text and photo by Eduardo Morais.

What a great way to close 2016! Pedro Marques, a very talented film composer and co-founder of Jump Willy gave us an incredible talk at Espiga about his very hands-on development as an artist and his great work, from music to sound mixing and then back to composition. Nicole Tsangaris, which I thank, took great photos of the event, while Joel Faria did the amazing illustration above.

We are hard at work editing the videos of the past talks, but also looking forward to continue having such great guests in 2017. We’ll be posting updates about the first couple of events in the next few days. 

In the meantime, I’d like to thank everyone who helped CreativeMornings/Porto through its rebirth in 2016: Gil and Sofia of course, for lending me the opportunity to host, but also Sally at CreativeMornings HQ for her invaluable assistance; Hugo and Inês for hosting us at Espiga and always eager to help things happen; a great team of volunteers in Luís, Joel, Filipe, Nicole, Catarina, Tiago, Duarte, the Canal 180 gang (Ola, Javier), and Mariana; all guests that have accepted our invitations and were eager to brighten our mornings: Joana Nogueira and Patrícia Rodrigues, Jorge Abade, Ana Cristina Pereira, the OpenField gang, Álvaro Domingues, Constança Araújo Amador, and Pedro Marques; and finally all attendees and regulars that have supported us with their presence:

An Happy New Year!

That Friday morning in late November the skies offered a brief relief from the week’s heavy rain, just so that CreativeMornings/Porto attendees and us volunteers could gather around Espiga’s hot coffee and tea and listen to Contança Araújo Amador’s talk about #Fantasy.

As in most events, Luís Silva greeted attendees at the door, and everyone had the breakfast offered by Espiga’s Hugo and Inês. All the while Filipe Brandão started to take photographs of the event (check the album here) and Catarina David and Javier from Canal 180 got their video gear ready.

Contança Araújo Amador is a very talented visual artist and illustrator. In her talk, she presented her work as intertwined to her life narrative, starting from her upbringing and early influences by gothic fantasy, to her later exploration of poetry and themes from nature, merged in watercolor fantasies.

After a Q&A with the attendees we gave Constança a very warm thank you for her talk and extended her our invitation to attend the next CreativeMornings/Porto. December 16th, again with Hugo and Inês’ delicious breakfast at Espiga, composer and sound designer Pedro Marques will talk about #Sound! All welcome!

Text by Eduardo Morais. Photos by Filipe Brandão. Top illustration by Joel Faria.

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