Lisbon residents exploring the management of emotions through art with professional artists

25 Lisbon residents participated in workshops with professional artists in the context of Come2Art, a project that intends to create a collaborative scheme between artists & community members fostering life skills development and resilience through creative placemaking.  The artists involved were:

Bruno Alexandre Pereira Teixeira, AKA Sepher AWK (@sepher.awk), was born in April 1997, in Amadora. Creating in different techniques, he constantly goes though cycles of reinvention from murals to illustration to animation. He is attuned to the travels through the stations of the area where he grew up, on the Sintra Line. He creates fictions and imaginaries from real contexts, imagined by us, visitors and lived by him, the artist. A trip made by the Sintra Line, in which he comes and goes over and over, being influenced by his involvement and developing his artistic identity, in his forms and colors, feelings and messages, takes us to the urban landscapes and stories told by his characters, putting us in the character’s perspective.


Freddy Locks (@freddylocksofficial) is an inescapable name of reggae music in Portugal: singer, songwriter and producer, he began playing in 1999, has recorded 5 albums of originals and performed in the biggest music festivals in Portugal and also in Belgium, Holland and Germany. In 2010 he recorded an EP with Canadian Dubmatix, one of the biggest names in the world’s Reggae-Dub scene. In 2018 he was on the cover of “Irie”, the largest reggae magazine in the USA. In 2020 he had a program called “Do You Reggae?” on Antena3. His entire work reveals that he sees music as a very important force to improve the world by spreading ideas of love, equality and freedom.

Danilo Godoy (@danilogodoy @segundasegundalx) is a director, filmmaker and screenwriter. He graduated from Senac in São Paulo. He has worked on documentary and fiction, collaborating in several productions, such as Mofilm, RTP2 and Netflix, among others. He has earned recognition amongst different institutions, such as the Short Film Stimulus Award from the São Paulo Department of Culture; the Best Artists’ Film award at the Aesthetica Short Film Festival in York, UK; and 1st place in Mofilm’s advertising competition at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. With his own versatile vision he experimented with involvement in projects that affirm social issues, black culture and politics. His great passion includes through dramatic and sensitive projects about the complexities of human relations.

Raquel Varela, @rv_inst, graduated in Multimedia Art from the Faculty of Fine Arts of Lisbon. She specialized in Animation and is currently enrolled in the Master’s degree in Drawing at the same college. She has a great passion for illustration, animation and drawing. She focuses on personal projects trying to learn along the way.