Ana Neto Vieira and Matilde Seabra are architects with different experiences regarding their formation and practice. They believe that architecture is a comprehensive practice that leads them to always find new ways to propagate heritage and urban culture. We invite all kind of art-lovers and archi-friends to travel around with Talkie Walkie.
Ana and Matilde founded in 2012 Talkie Walkie - architectural and cultural tourism, company incubated in INSERRALVES - Creative Industries.
Ana Vieira was born in V.F. Xira in 1974.
Currently a Ph.D candidate at Faculty of Architecture in Lisbon University, completed a diploma in Architecture at Lusíada University of Porto in 1998 and a Masters of Bioclimatic Architecture at the Politecnic University of Madrid in 2010. Ana co-founded her own office, A+R in 2005. Prior to that she acted as a Project Leader for Eduardo Souto Moura and Graça Correia.
Ana has been acting as a member of the National Admission Council for the Portuguese Architects Association, is frequently commissioner for various events (“Áreas Metropolitanas sec. XXI" within the 2007 Lisbon Triennial of Architecture, the 1st edition of Selection “Respect for Architecture” and the International Competition “Norte 41º, Regeneração Urbana do Quarteirão Aurifícia, Porto".
Ana is currently assistent at the Educational Department of Serralves Foundation/Contemporary Art Museum and co-founder with Matilde Seabra of Talkie Walkie, a company of Architectural and Cultural Tourism in Portugal and abroad.
Matilde Seabra was born in Porto in 1980. She is graduated of Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade do Porto and since 2005 a co-founder of the architecture studio Poças Martins Seabra. She is part of a collective of architects that edit Friendly Fire an architecture fanzine.
In 2012, with Ana Neto Vieira she founded Talkie Walkie, a company of Architectural and Cultural Tourism in Portugal and abroad.
Was born in Porto, Portugal, in 1981, but he was immediately taken 60 miles up North, to Viana do Castelo, with only a few days of life. He studied Cultural Heritage and Portuguese History of Art and worked as a researcher in art and as a curator. In 2007, he conceived and managed a space for contemporary artistic and cultural intervention in Viana do Castelo. In recent years, Pereira has dedicated himself to writing and researching. He published some articles and literary works, among which the text for the book Romeiros ~ Pilgrims, by photographer Paulo Alegria.
Currently, he is writing his first historical novel and collaborates with co-op Pé de Mosca, being the member responsible for proofreading and for editorial communications. In this department he has worked in several editions, where stands the literary project O Rato da Europa.
His in-depth and academic knowledge of Northern Portugal made him one of the few invited tour guides by the organization of Guimarães 2012 – European Capital of Culture. Pereira is also a museum educator at José de Guimarães International Center for the Arts, in which he has been developing, among other activities, specialized visits and creative writing workshops, especially exploring, with children and teenagers, links between writing, story-telling, art, and early music. In 2014 he completed a modular training as a tourism mediator, which allowed him to work on his greatest aspiration until this day: ANNO – The Splendor of Northern Portugal.
João Almeida e Silva, graduated architect from the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto (FAUP, 2005), with a postgraduate qualification in Housing Project and Ways of Inhabiting by the same institution (2013), has worked with several architecture studios in Portugal and Japan (2003-2014), including Balonas & Menano, SA, and Sou Fujimoto Architects, in Porto and Tokyo, respectively.
He received a scholarship from the Fundação Oriente (2013), was a researcher in the project funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) "The Site of Discourse" (2014-2015), co-curated the exhibition, "Thinking Architecture Through Publication" (Lisbon, 2015), and won the ANJE / INESC-TEC creative industries competition, with his proposal to develop a prototype for habitable advertising (2011-2013/2015-2017).
He is currently developing his PhD thesis in the FAUP’s Architecture PhD Programme, based on research into the interconnections between architecture and the media. He has regularly disseminated the preliminary results of his research, in Portugal and abroad, in conferences and scientific publications dedicated to architecture and semiotic studies. Since 2015 he has worked with the Educational Service of the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art and, in parallel, has worked as a freelance architect and curator.
Born in Viseu, and currently based both in Oporto and Viseu, Joana Mendonça has been working on multiple areas, grounded on arts and education, and a constant cultural perspective.
Degree in painting in Faculty of Fine Arts Oporto (2000- 2005), Post graduation in Cultural Management, and Master in Curatorial Studies in Faculty of Fine Arts in Lisbon and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.
At the moment, in a final stage of Ph.D. in Arts Education, undertakes an investigation based on the role of the audiences in a Contemporary Art Museum space, along with the memories that one carries within.
Guest lecturer since 2009, in Education Polytechnic School in Viseu, (ESEV), in courses like Introduction to Plastic Arts, Drawing II, Painting II (practice- based), Visual Culture, and Art and Culture (theory- based).
Member staff in the Educational Service of Contemporary Art Museum of Serralves, in Porto, since 2009.
Member, since 2012, of the Research Institute in Arts, Design and Society, based on the Faculty of Fine Arts, Oporto.
Magda Seifert (Lisbon, 1980) lives in Porto, she graduated in Architecture (2006) from the University School Arts of Coimbra. Currently, working at OASRN (Portuguese Board of Architects - Northern Chapter) as an assistant on the 'North 41º Centre of Architecture, Criativity and Sustainability'. Within these functions, she has worked in the organization of various cultural events, highlighting the recent exhibition 'Porto Poetic' at Triennale in Milan and Porto.
Within the cultural club 'Circo de Ideias' she co organized several events as, 'Berlin: Critical Reconstruction' (2008) at Serralves Foundation and 'Open Source: the architecture an open culture' (2010/2011) at Casa da Música, in Porto; worked as editorial coordinator of the collection 'Viagens' (2011/2012); 'Victor Figueiredo: fragmentos de um discurso "(2012); and as co director of the short film '29a' (2013). She collaborates in the office RPA arquitectos since 2009. During the scholarship from Inov-art program she collaborated on several projects at the studio Satyendra Pakhalé in Amsterdam (2009).
Born in Porto, she holds a degree in Archeology and History from the University of Minho and a postgraduate degree in Museology from the University of Porto. She is currently a PhD student in Museology at FLUP/FBAUP, where she develops research in education and contemporary art. In this context, she was a member of the Experimental Nucleus of Education and Art of the Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro for a period of three months. She was the recipient of the first edition of the INOV-art program of the Directorate-General for the Arts, in the context of which she trained for a period of 9 months in the Tate Modern Department of Education in London. Since 2010, she has been an instructor at the Serralves Foundation Educational Service, where she began her career in 2008 as a trainee at the Plastic Arts Service.
Illustrator, designer and publisher who was based in London (UK), and now moved to Porto (PT). She has taught visual narratives (2009 - 2014) at Richmond University and works for an eclectic range of clients. After an MA in Visual Communication at the Royal College of Art she founded Uncanny Editions, an illustration publisher & studio exploring different modes of publication practice, collaborating with institutions such as the National Portrait Gallery and The Photographers' Gallery. She is also the founder of the Illustration School since 2016. Her work is represented in collections such as MoMA (US), UCL, London College of Communication (UK) and Serralves Foundation - Book of Artists (Portugal).