KISMIF Conference 2016 will be held in the city of Porto, Portugal, namely in Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto [Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Porto] and Casa da Música – where the more scientific activities will take place – and in Teatro Rivoli [Rivoli Theatre], Palacete Viscondes Balsemão, Rádio Bar and some other places of Porto’s downtown, where you can see some of the cultural and artistic activities which we are organizing (exhibitions, gigs… – check our Programme).
The city of Porto is not very big and all the venues of KISMIF Conference are not so far from each other. Porto has also a good public transport network (metro – subway; bus; taxis…), so you won’t have too much difficulties in this respect.
Below you will find some relevant information regarding each venue (their presentation, localization, how to reach them…).
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Casa da Música >>>
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Matéria Prima >>>
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Plano B >>>
Hotel InterContinental Porto >>>
Rádio bar >>>
Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Porto (FLUP)______________
The Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Porto (FLUP) is a higher education institution (established in 1919), dedicated to teaching and research in the areas of the Human and Social Sciences, and is host to 12 Research and Development Units. FLUP is an institution renowned not only for its extensive, high-quality range of academic training but also for the volume and quality of its scientific production. Also worthy of note is its integration and interrelations with the surrounding environment, operating as a vector in the promotion and dissemination of knowledge and in the social, cultural and economic development of the region and the country itself.
With over 3000 students, FLUP offers 13 undergraduate courses (licenciatura), 28 Master’s courses (mestrado) and 11 doctoral courses (doutoramento). Apart from the degrees offered, FLUP also provides a wide variety of vocational training courses as well as open courses (including a range of language programmes, from Arabic, Chinese and Japanese to Hungarian, Polish and Persian). Most of the vocational training courses are certified by the Portuguese Pedagogical and Scientific Council for In-Service Training and award credits for career development.
Based on an exchange of knowledge and expertise, the courses are designed to encourage the production of scientific knowledge and provide students with the professional skills they will require to enter the labour market and to pursue endeavours in entrepreneurship. The Faculty’s teaching staff is highly qualified with almost all its members hold a doctoral degree. They are vastly prolific in scientific production and have significant international experience in their areas of research and teaching. Both teaching staff and PhD and master’s students are involved in a number of on-going national and international research projects as part of the activities of R&D Units accredited and financed by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology.
The Faculty’s Central Library holds close to 300.000 volumes, which are available in its digital catalogue, and is extensively used by the its students, as well as students from other faculties and universities. It also provides specialized international databases, and readers can consult a wide range of electronic publications and journals. Additionally, the Digital Library provides users with full text access to the Faculty’s publications.
Address: Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto, Via Panorâmica, s/n, 4150-564 – Porto PORTUGAL
Phone number: +351 226 077 105
How to get to FLUP?
By Metro: The nearest Metro station to FLUP is Casa da Música and it’s approximately 10 minutes away on foot. Once up on the surface, you can get on bus 204 heading to Foz and stop at Junta de Massarelos in Campo Alegre. The Faculty of Arts is located in Via Panorâmica, near the motorway junction. For more information: http://www.metrodoporto.pt
By Bus: The Faculty of Arts of the University of Porto is served by the following bus lines: 200, 204, 207, 902, 903. Regardless of the departure point, the closest bus stop to FLUP is Junta de Massarelos in Campo Alegre. If you do not have a metro or bus ticket (‘Andante’ or ‘Passe’), you can purchase one on board. For more information: http://www.stcp.pt | http://www.itinerarium.net
By Train: If you want to get to Porto by train, you should get off in one of two main stations: Campanhã or S. Bento.
If you get off at Campanhã, there are 2 means of public transport available: (a) by metro: take any of the lines that go by Campanhã because any one of them will take you to Casa da Música without having to transfer (To learn how to go from Casa da Música to FLUP, please see ‘By Metro’ above); (b) by bus: bus 207 passes by Campanhã and heads towards Foz. This bus will take you to Rua do Campo Alegre, where you will have to stop at Junta de Massarelos.
If you get off at S. Bento, there are also 2 means of public transport available: (a) by metro: the metro station of St. Bento is right outside the train station to the left and is an underground station. You should take the Metro heading towards Hospital de S. João. You will have to make the transfer at the Trindade Station, get on another Metro and then get off at Casa da Música. To learn how to go to FLUP, please see ‘By Metro’ above; (b) by bus: when getting off at the train station, go to: (1) Praça da Cordoaria (in the upper end of Rua dos Clérigos) and get on bus 902 or 903; (2) Praça D. João I and get on bus 200 or 207. You will have to get off at Junta de Massarelos in Rua do Campo Alegre. For more information on trains: https://www.cp.pt/passageiros/en/
By Car: FLUP is located in Pole 3 of the University of Porto, at the road junction of Campo Alegre. If coming from North or East, you should follow the main collector road of VCI, towards Lisbon (Ponte da Arrábida) and exit in Campo Alegre. If coming from South, follow the direction towards Ponte de Arrábida and exit in Campo Alegre (1st exit immediately after the bridge).
Casa da Música_________________________________________________________________
Designed to mark the festive year of 2001, in which the city of Porto was designated European Capital of Culture, Casa da Música is the first building in Portugal aimed from its conception to be exclusively dedicated to music, either in public performances, or in the field of artistic training and creation. Casa da Música’s project was set in motion in 1999, as a result of an international architecture tender won by the project presented by Rem Koolhaas-Office for Metropolitan Architecture. Excavations began in 1999, at the old tram’s terminus station in Boavista roundabout (Rotunda da Boavista), and Casa da Musica was inaugurated in the spring of 2005, on April 15th.
Casa da Música was planned as a home for all types of music and it is not only part of the urban redevelopment of Porto but also part of a network of cultural facilities, for the city of Porto and for the wider world. Underlying it is an innovative and wide-ranging cultural project, which aims to make an exciting contribution to the national and international music scene, as an arena for all types of musical events – from classical music to jazz, from fado to electronic music, from great international productions to more experimental projects.
Besides concerts, recitals and other types of performance, Casa da Música also organises events for musicians and musicologists and invests in research into the origins of Portuguese music. In addition, it plays a very important role in music education. It is a cultural meeting point between music and other areas of artistic creation and knowledge, providing a space for all kinds of audiences and creators.
How to get to Casa da Música?
By Metro: The nearest Metro station to Casa da Música is the Metro station with the same name – Casa da Música. To go to this Metro Station you can take the following lines: A, B, C, E and F. For more information: http://www.metrodoporto.pt
By Bus: Casa da Música is served by the following bus lines: 201, 202, 203, 204, 208, 209, 303, 402, 501, 502, 503, 504, 507, 601, 803, 902, 903. Regardless of the departure point, the closest bus stop to Casa da Música is a bus stop with the same name – Casa da Música. If you do not have a metro or bus ticket (‘Andante’ or ‘Passe’), you can purchase one on board. For more information: http://www.stcp.pt | http://www.itinerarium.net
By Train: If you want to get to Porto by train, you should get off in one of two main stations: Campanhã or S. Bento. If you get off at Campanhã, you can take any of the lines that go by Campanhã because any one of them will take you to Casa da Música without having to transfer. If you get off at S. Bento, the metro station of St. Bento is right outside the train station to the left and is an underground station. You should take the Metro heading towards Hospital de S. João. You will have to make the transfer at the Trindade Station, get on another Metro and then get off at Casa da Música.
Teatro Rivoli [Rivoli Theatre]_________________________________________________
The Teatro Rivoli [Rivoli Theatre], owned by the Porto City Council, is one of the two poles of the Municipal Theatre of Porto (the other pole is the Municipal Theatre Campo Alegre). It is located at Praça D. João I and presents an own and regular programming, directed by Tiago Guedes and under the umbrella of the Department of Culture of the municipality.
If we go back in the history of this theater, we can say that in the 1970s, the image of the theater suffered a setback, caused by a bad financial situation. Teatro Rivoli began to deteriorate, with obsolete equipment and without regular schedule or own target public. At that time, the Porto City Council decided to buy the structure in order to return it to the city and its inhabitants. In 1992, the Theater closed for a complete refurbishment with a project of the architect Pedro Ramalho. The existing area of 6.000 m² was expanded to more than 11.000m², creating a secondary auditorium, a Cafe-concert, one Rehearsal Room and one Foyer of Artists, as well as spaces for Administrative Services and Technical Services.
In October of 1997, Teatro Rivoli reopened its doors. In 2014, the Department of Culture of the Porto City Council definitely took the destiny of the Municipal Theatre (Rivoli and Campo Alegre). For the first time conceived in its entirety by the new artistic direction, the proposal of Teatro Rivoli opens to multiple arts, with emphasis on dance, but with space for performance, theater, cinema, thought, music, literature, exhibitions, workshops, artist residencies, puppetry and new circus.
Address: Praça D. João I, 4000-295 Porto, PORTUGAL
Phone number: (+351) 223 392 201 | Email: email@example.com
How to get to Teatro Rivoli?
By Metro: The nearest Metro stations to Teatro Rivoli are the Metro stations with the name ‘Trindade’ or ‘Aliados’. To go to the Metro Station ‘Trindade’ you can take any of the lines of the Metro. To go to the Metro Station ‘Aliados’ you can take the line D. For more information: http://www.metrodoporto.pt
By Bus: Nearest to Teatro Rivoli, there is a bus stop called ‘PR.D.JOÃO I’. This bus stop is served by the following bus lines: 200, 207, 300, 302, 305, 400, 801, 904, 905, 22, 11. If you do not have a metro or bus ticket (‘Andante’ or ‘Passe’), you can purchase one on board. For more information: http://www.stcp.pt | http://www.itinerarium.net
Matéria Prima has begun with a service of orders and deliveries of records but quickly became a true cultural epicenter in Oporto for those interested in the most contemporary music scenes. Much more than just a music store, this is a meeting point for professionals and lovers of less mainstream music, ideal space for the discovery of innovative and alternative styles. A sort of cult spot that deserves the attention of those who constantly seek for new sounds and experiences, from a unique and selected range of CDs and vinyl, but also maga zines, books, DVDs, all connected to the world of music. Always getting a wider dynamic, Matéria Prima is also associated to a lot of gigs and artists that have been in Porto over the recent years, and keeps on seeking the promotion of events in partnership with other local cultural spaces.
How to get to Matéria Prima?
By Metro: The nearest Metro stations to Matéria Prima are the Metro stations with the name ‘Trindade’ or ‘Aliados’. To go to the Metro Station ‘Trindade’ you can take any of the lines of the Metro. To go to the Metro Station ‘Aliados’ you can take the line D. For more information: http://www.metrodoporto.pt
By Bus: Nearest to Matéria Prima, there is a bus stop called ‘Praça Filipa de Lencastre’. This bus stop is served by the following bus lines: 200, 201, 207, 208, 300, 302, 305, 501. If you do not have a metro or bus ticket (‘Andante’ or ‘Passe’), you can purchase one on board. For more information: http://www.stcp.pt | http://www.itinerarium.net
Palacete Viscondes Balsemão____________________________________________________
Palacete dos Viscondes de Balsemão is a manor house built in the second half of the 18th century, and underwent profound changes in the two subsequent centuries.
Commissioned by José Alvo Brandão Coutinho Perestrelo Pereira da Azevedo, it came into the possession of the Balsemão family, by marriage of D. Maria Rosa with Luís Máximo Alfredo Pinto de Sousa Coutinho. Around 1840, it was leased to António Bernardino Peixe, who set up a renowned inn, where King Charles Albert of Sardinia stayed in 1849, during his exile in Porto. In 1854, the 1st Viscount of Trindade bought the palace and refurbished it. After the death of his widow in 1895, the building came into the possession of their daughter, D. Josefina Henriqueta Sousa Basto.
From 1907 until the First World War (1914-1918), it housed the Gas Company of Porto, and later, in 1988, the Municipal Gas and Electricity Services and EDP. Since 1996, it houses the Municipal Directorate for Culture and Tourism, of the City Council of Porto, and the Numismatic Office which has one of the most complete and important collections in the country (since the origins of the coin, with Roman, Visigoths, Arabs pieces and Portuguese coins of monarchy and republic).
The building still boasts its ceilings decorated with stucco work, paintings and coffered ceilings, sliding doors with tinted glazing, and commemorative medals of distinguished guests.
Address: Praça de Carlos Alberto, 71, 4050-157 Porto
Phone number: (+351) 223 393 480
How to get to Palacete Viscondes Balsemão?
By Bus: Nearest to Palacete Viscondes de Balsemão, there is a bus stop called ‘Carmo’. This bus stop is served by the following bus lines: 200, 201, 207, 208, 300, 302, 305,501, 507, 601. If you do not have a metro or bus ticket (‘Andante’ or ‘Passe’), you can purchase one on board. For more information: http://www.stcp.pt | http://www.itinerarium.net
Plano B is more than a club, it’s a space of ‘cultural association’, divided over two floors and a set of large rooms with different atmospheres, sometimes being a cultural space with good conditions for holding exhibitions of visual arts, design and architecture, conferences, gatherings and workshops, sometimes being a commercial space with shop, bar and coffee supporting, or a multipurpose space for music concerts, from jazz to rock, passing by electronic or experimental music, film and documentaries cycles, theatre, dance and other performances.
With a chic décor (for an alternative space), full of mirrors and retro objects, Plano B is a local established in December 2006 from the concerted effort of the architects Bernardo Fonseca, Filipe Teixeira and the fine artist / musician João Carlos Teixeira (and joined lately by the music producer Filipe Galante). It is a space that emerged with the aim of boosting the downtown area of Porto, creating a new focus for culture and entertainment, inviting its customers into a chilled, friendly, eclectic and dynamic atmosphere. It is a space where we know we can find new national values in areas such as fashion, design, literature, music, etc.., as well as a careful selection of national quality products such as wines, cheeses, jams, teas and other delicacies. With an urban and cosmopolitan concept, worthy of any of the coolest cities in the world, for sure Plano B will call your attention and visit.
Address: Rua Cândido dos Reis, 30 – Porto, PORTUGAL
How to get to Plano B?
By Bus: Nearest to Plano B, there is a bus stop called ‘Cordoaria’. This bus stop is served by the following bus lines: 200, 201, 207, 208, 301, 303, 305,501, 601. If you do not have a metro or bus ticket (‘Andante’ or ‘Passe’), you can purchase one on board. For more information: http://www.stcp.pt | http://www.itinerarium.net
Hotel InterContinental Porto-Palacio das Cardosas______________________________
Former Palace of Cardosas right downtown Porto, has been renovated to the Hotel InterContinental, a luxury hotel that combines modernity with history. The ground floor in which the centenary and emblematic Café Astoria was before, has been completely restored to reflect the finesse and elegance of the hotel, now giving way to Astoria Restaurant. Even being inside hotel the restaurant is fully opened to the city and to who passes by, with facades facing the Avenida dos Aliados and the São Bento Station, and a terrace ideal for a light meal in the warmer days outside. The interior design is modern with a refined aesthetic, without losing the inspiration of the original construction, from the center column to the retro lamps hanging from the ceiling recessed areas, through the wooden tables and chairs, and reuse of retro pieces that integrate perfectly in a contemporary setting. The ambiance of Astoria is elegant but relaxed, marked by the whiteness of the doors, ceilings and walls that bring charm and romance that extends to the outside through the touch of striped curtains in the doorways The cuisine Portuguese-based, with a touch of modernity given by the chef Pedro Sequeira. In https://oportocool.wordpress.com/2013/06/19/restaurante-astoria/
Address: Praça da Liberdade 25, 4000-322 Porto, PORTUGAL
Phone number: (+351) 220 035 600
How to get to Hotel InterContinental?
By Metro: The nearest Metro stations to Hotel InterContinental are the Metro stations with the name ‘Trindade’ or ‘Aliados’. To go to the Metro Station ‘Trindade’ you can take any of the lines of the Metro. To go to the Metro Station ‘Aliados’ you can take the line D. For more information: http://www.metrodoporto.pt
By Bus: Nearest to Hotel InterContinental, there are a bus stop called ‘PR.D.JOÃO I’ and ‘AV. ALIADOS’. This bus stops are served by the following bus lines: 200, 201, 202, 207, 208, 300, 302, 305, 400, 501, 600, 801, 900, 901, 904, 905, 906, 22, 11. If you do not have a metro or bus ticket (‘Andante’ or ‘Passe’), you can purchase one on board. For more information: http://www.stcp.pt | http://www.itinerarium.net
In the downtown of Porto city, there is a bar called Radio and has dual frequency, with different waves but which supplement and complement each other. In an emblematic building, with historical and architectural value, where in the nineteenth century worked a court and Camilo Castelo Branco was tried, and in the early twentieth century was the stage for a cabaret. Now is the space that houses this bar with a very own character, overlooking a square and extending to an interior garden, with an area to talk and dance floor where the music is a fusion between the recent and the oldest.
Downstairs we find the FM space, with a frequency marked by the dancing waves. The first floor includes the AM space, with more relaxed frequency waves, excellent to conversations. In this floor should be highlighted the restoration that preserved the building’s original traces and revived their memories, keeping details of refinement, paintings, stained glass windows, doors, woods. The building has several rooms that are now decorated with contemporary notes, showing each one its own personality.
Address: Praça de Dona Filipa de Lencastre, 18, 4050-259 Porto, PORTUGAL
Phone number: (+351) 936 320 033
How to get to Rádio bar?
By Bus: Nearest to Rádio bar, there is a bus stop called ‘PR.FILIPA DE LENCASTRE ‘. This bus stop is served by the following bus lines: 200, 201, 207, 208, 300, 302, 305, 501, 22. If you do not have a metro or bus ticket (‘Andante’ or ‘Passe’), you can purchase one on board. For more information: http://www.stcp.pt | http://www.itinerarium.net
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