Mariana Duarte SilvaVillage Underground Lisboa | Portugal Speaker
Mariana has a degree in business management and worked for various media companies, representing worldwide brands and running large-scale creative marketing campaigns. Whilst in London she set up Madame Management, a music management agency. Then she met Village Underground, a space for creativity and culture in the heart of east London, founded by Tom Foxcroft. She fell in love with the concept and decided to export it to Lisbon. She worked with Carris, the Lisbon public transport company to convert old tram yard, shipping containers and a warehouse into the Village Underground Lisboa. The containers are used as co-working spaces for creative start-ups, one of the buses is a cafe, and the warehouse is used for commercial hires and music events.