People of Faro explore the city through the eyes of its local people.
Faro is famous for its location, in a touristic region of Portugal, and its natural beauty. However, there is much more than that!
People of Faro explores the different elements that Faro consists of, including local people’s thoughts and images about the city they live in. There is space for exploration to result in an interview that takes a look at the local people’s perspective about the city.
We want to show what really Faro is and create connections between the city and its people and take into the surface their immense potential.
Half Portuguese and half Swiss, Nicolas Blanc is connected to Faro because of his family and friends, and feels like there is always something going on in our city.
Knox’s journey started with him buying a train ticket for a 1 month trip, which led him to 20 cities in 15 countries all over Europe. He’s connected to Ilha de Farol and would like to live his life with a Tarantino soundtrack in the background.
“Sometimes, being a perfectionist is both a negative and a positive thing,“ considers Tatiana Palma, who describes herself as both a funny person and a very serious one.
Dreaming about being a football player as a child, João ended up working in business management. He also considers the beach in Faro to be “our Miami beach“.
Thinking about her life journey, Vera Pinheiro remembers her “first entrepreneurial act“ at the age of 8 or 9 and she considers herself to be a dynamic and creative person.
Dina Dias considers the sea to be the biggest monument of Algarve; she talked with us about her work, about putting the art in the service of a cause and the healing process that art can offer you.
Having a very active life and being involved in a lot of different projects, Carlos Reis thinks about himself as “a part of Faro“ and about Faro as “a really big part of him.“
Clai feels she is a paradox, both simple and complex at the same time. She defines her profession as a “Co(s)mic Ballerina“ and she talked with us about her childhood on the streets of Faro.
Chef Pedro Ruivo describes Faro as home and is seeing himself in the kitchen forever. He is very connected to Ria Formosa, the sea and the things that surrounds him in Algarve.
About her grown up plans Sofia Martins says she “wants to be happy and smile a lot.“ She’s also connected to the beach of Faro, enjoying to be there for the sand, the water and the sunset.
Rui defines himself as being “a work in progress.“ Besides that he’s a musician in love with the smell of the sea and the mountains from countryside.
Dealing with her own “Peter Pan syndrome“, Raquel managed to turn her life around when she had her daughter.
Driven by curiosity, Margarida considers the stage to be her home. Starting ballet at the age of 41 is also her superpower.
Film director, scriptwriter, plastic artist, surfer and “somewhat of an entrepreneur“.
Having a degree in teaching physical chemistry, but also working in a farm full of donkeys and rabbits, Sara is a person you would want to meet.
A man of many layers, Dan showed us his most human part, the vulnerable one and the one that seeks to connect with others.
Tata Regala, an open-minded figure who considers Faro as being the land of opportunities.