All of our guides are part of the YESYOUCAN.SPRAY collective. Working together closely with street artists all kind through not only their research but also their intend to highlight the beauty and message of what is written on the walls… they also tend to create a platform for anyone and everyone to learn to express oneself through the media of paint, stencil, paste up, and anything in between and explore in dialogue the reasoning behind these artists representing themselves through the cityscape.
Exploring this weird and wonderful world through what is written on the walls – her lifephilosophy is all about engaging an interACTive, intercultural and interARTive dialogue. After discovering several countries around the world, this Belgian beerlover decided to settle in one of the most colourful and exciting cities of Europe. With a background in socio-cultural work and relation- and communication-sciences, setting up and organizing workshops and events for a broad audience, she is currently finalizing her writing in visual anthropology inspired by creative interventions in-the-streets.
She use to do graphic design in the capital of fashion and arts, now she is learning to use spraycans on clothes, accessories and furnitures (that she finds in the street). She fell in love with Lisbon at first sight and thought that was a sign to move here. She does not love beer but she likes good wine (as all french people) and chocolate. You can see her in coffeeshops like café Tati or Hello Kristoff with her laptop working on some mysterious project. If you happen to come on her tour please do not mention her french accent she is very ashamed of it 😉
French woman from a small village, where only cornfields and cows exist. She decided to live a more exciting experience through discovering several big cities all around Europe. Finally, she settled for a home in Lisbon with an unlimited period of time. Passionated by arts, travels and history, she got a master degree in cultural communication and territorial development. Currently, she´s studying Portuguese language, culture and history. Her motto is : never stop learning about anything and everything. She will reveal you for sure different sides of this amazing city that is full of lights, colours, mysteries, unexpected ways, cosmopolitan areas, spontaneous events and of course, notorious street art. Hyper-active… don´t be surprised by her energy while she shares her passion and knowledge with you.
Chiara (photographer – guide)
From the South of Italy to Lisbon, she goes through the world catching it with her camera. Photography is her main passion, but not the only one: from music to painting, she experiments different kind of artistic expressions.
She’s a student of philosophy of art, currently researching connections between the artistic and political fields. The street is the place where to meet her!