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180 Creative Camp
A week of creative collaborations in Media Arts
Abrantes, Portugal, 01.—08. July 2018

Hosted by Canal180

180 Creative Camp is a full-week bootcamp happening in sunny Abrantes, Portugal.

We invite an international creative community to discover the city, be part of the activities and meet their international counterparts.

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Jordy Van Den Nieuwendijk

is a Dutch illustrator, painter and drawing teacher at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. You can easily recognize his work through his use of color, bold lines, playfulness and sense of humor. Working nonstop since 2006, he’s actually started much earlier, drawing pictures for classmates and painting graffiti. Although he works with prestigious clients and projects that take him around the world, he says he is the happiest when he’s walking his dog at the beach. During the Creative Camp you’ll be able to work side by side with him and ask how he can prioritize self-care while being one of the most in-demand artists working today.


The Royal Studio

is a group of Porto-based graphic designers. Their website is a combination of fluorescent colors, textures, media and effects so hectic that you can’t help but surrender yourself to it. But there is a method behind this madness. Their vibrant, contemporary design with color-saturated, maximalist style has attracted a wide range of commissions. Today, the Royal Studio fluctuates in size between the founder, João Castro, taking on solo projects to working with 20+ collaborators at a time.
At the Creative Camp workshop, you’ll be able to work with The Royal Studio for the city of Abrantes, bringing more color and crazy design ideas for the locals.


Negative Feedback

is a video channel and print magazine created by George Muncey, a 22-year-old portrait and contemporary landscape photographer. Their work aims to inform and celebrate film photography in the digital age. He started taking photos when he was only eleven, by the time he was fifteen he was working in a photography studio. His hugely successful YouTube channel inspired a Facebook group that was created for viewers to post their images and get feedback, which later evolved into a “Negative Feedback” magazine issued quarterly. George is the person who can answer all your questions about analog photography and large format cameras.


Devin Blaskovich

is a visual artist and photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. Originally a performing artist, he picked up photography in 2013 when he bought a 35mm camera to take pictures of his time in New York. He’s been shooting film ever since. Devin will lead the photography workshop together with George Muncey. You'll have a chance to learn more about analog photography from two amazing photographers using large formats and polaroids.


Elise by Olsen

is a publisher based in Oslo, Norway. Started blogging aged eight, five years later, she was internationally recognized as “the world’s youngest editor-in-chief," of youth culture magazine “Recens” Paper. As she turned 18 Elise resigned from her position as editor of “Recens” to make space for a new generation of creative youth, and to contribute to a looping creative scene. Today she works as a brand consultant, exhibition curator, fashion critic and university lecturer. Elise currently also holds the position as editor-in-chief of “Wallet”.
If you ever wondered how to publish a magazine in between doing homework, you have a chance to ask Elise yourself.


Jack Turits

is a young director with an already impressive list of short films to his credit. He started experimenting with filmmaking very early, spending all of his spare time making stop motion animation movies in his basement. He made his first bigger movie, called ‘Away from War,’ with a group of his friends just before graduating. One of the latest, Have Had, is certain to raise his profile. It won’t be long ’til we’re seeing his name on the big screen. Lately, he’s been working with Vice Media as a director of major campaigns. During the camp, Jack will invite all of the participants to go on a journey of creating a story together.


It's Nice That

is an editorial network that supports online artistic creations. Their work bases on promoting and engaging the most exciting projects on their website, in print (bi-annual magazine Printed Pages) and through different events programme. As a part of diverse collaborations, they want to inspire the new creative generation and inform of possible opportunities in creative industries. A member of the editorial team will join us in Abrantes and you will learn more about the publishing world.


We are Europe

is a creative organization that joins forces of 8 major European events to promote cultural diversity and creates space for intercultural exchange through innovative artistic practices. Their network of creative changemakers supports education and innovation in culture and music to strengthen artistic communities around Europe. During the camp week, you will have a chance to meet some of the representatives and talk through your ideas and thoughts about European cultural potential.


Fala Atelier

is an architecture practice based in Porto, Portugal. Led by Filipe Magalhães, Ana Luisa Soares and Ahmed Belkhodja. Established in 2013, the atelier works on a wide range of projects, from territories to birdhouses. Atelier Fala’s projects are a medley of formal languages, references, quotations and themes, only regulated by an obsession for clarity; its architecture is both hedonic and post-modern, intuitive and rhetorical. We invited Fala Atelier to leave their own mark in Abrantes. Their distinctive style of contrasting materials will appear in a form of an urban installation, a small intervention that will change the city.


Husum & Lindholm

is a studio of Danish architects Sine Lindholm and Mads-Ulrik Husum who developed alongside the IKEA innovation lab Space10, the spherical “Growroom” - a DIY garden structure, a multi-sensory urban farm pavilion for people to smell, taste and enjoy. The idea seeks to explore how cities can feed themselves through food producing architecture. Plans for the structure have been made available online for free via Space10’s open source platform, giving anyone the opportunity to build their own 3-dimensional garden. At 180 Creative Camp’s Factory we have decided to also build our own Growrooms together with the locals.


W + Oupas!

Woupas is a collective formed by Oupas! - a Porto-based design studio founded by Cidália, Joana, Sofia and Tobias (the cat) - and by Wandson Lisboa - communication designer and visual artist. Besides the friendship what unites them, is that when they come together, everything they imagine can happen: it's just paper, cardboard, glue, a camera phone, and a lot of imagination. They start with cutting and gluing, and then they do the "magic", creatively recording the moving pieces of cardboard and paper. Their workshop will challenge kids to invent a character by creating a paper mask, based on simple geometric forms.


Luís Severo

Luís Severo is a young Portuguese singer and composer. His unique identity and lyrics about everyday life stories do not leave anyone indifferent. A single "Escola", from his latest album, remained for a few weeks on top of the Antena 3 list. Outside of his own projects, Luís Severo has also been a music producer of artists such as Filipe Sambado and Éme and composer of songs for artists such as Cristina Branco. After a week full of creative work, diving deep into Luis’ music will be a perfect highlight of the festival. On the last night of 180 Creative Camp, Luís Severo will give a concert together with the young local musicians from the orchestra of Academia de Músicos de Abrantes.


AMA – Academia de Músicos de Abrantes

Under the artistic direction of maestro José Miguel Vitória Rodrigues, the orchestra sections of wind and percussion instruments, with the inclusion of the string section, is composed of musicians from the Abrantes philharmonic bands and neighboring municipalities.



is a band consists of Joana Batista, Alexandre Sousa, João Figueiras and Miguel Figueiredo.
Their psychodelic style lays in between post-rock and math-rock with a touch of afrobeat. Young and wild group of high school friends, all born far away from the „music market" - as they say. Yet Galgo managed to establish their position up to both the line-ups of summer festivals, as well as the darker rooms of the underground music scene of Portugal.



is a musical alter ego of Mafalda Costa, is a Portuguese composer, singer and instrumentalist. After taking over some of the best stages in the country, such as the Paredes de Coura Festival and Casa da Música, Mathilda was born. Her first release "Lost Between Self Expression and Self Destruction" has been released with the label Planalto Records, in November 2017. Accompanied sometimes by a ukulele or by an electric guitar. In Abrantes she will be live accompanied by Diogo Alves Pinto, best known for his one-man band Gobi Bear.


Juanita x Flares

is a European-born composer and producer fed by the desire to tell life through its music. Inspired by the deepest feels and pains of today’s society, he creates ambient-based experimental music. Juanita’s first EP "Princes of Persia" (Dec. 2017) is a statement. A result of months of travels, life accidents and inspiring meetings. An audio landscape of the past decades’ fight for freedom from people from the ex Persian empire: from young people dancing to defy the high level of Islamic rules in Iran to refugees fleeing Syria through the Kurdish battle for democracy. Juanita united with French digital art collective Flares to create a unique 2 VPs A/V live performance that had premiered at Mirage Festival in April 2018.


Antònia Folguera

Bzzzbip is the alias that Antonia Folguera uses to deploy her activity as a DJ and music selector. She defines herself as a Multimedia Adventurer, and she works as a curator and performing communication tasks halfway between culture, art, and technology. She pays close attention to any cultural outbreak that catches her attention – she doesn’t identify with any musical genre in particular, but she likes to think of herself as an explorer of micro-trends and exciting sounds.


David Bruno

is a new project of David Bruno do Santos Besteiro, dB's best known producer for the whole melodic part of the Conjunto Corona. His new solo project „The Last Tango in Mafamude” was described by him as a cross between "Madlib [legendary American producer] and Marante", adding "some solos to Bon Jovi" in the middle. The romantic singer 2.0 has released the full 30-min album on youtube with a video paying homage to his strong local identity - Vila Nova de Gaia. Almost all the projects that David has had so far have a strong satirical trait in the middle, be it the "Portuguese gangster 4400 OG" or the "Conjunto Corona" itself. The Last Tango in Mafamude is no different.



the Porto-based band has released the album "Millenial Shit” early this year. Two years after the first EP Morning After, after much blood, sweat and tears, the Fugly are on their way in search of the chaos and frantic eccentricity of noise and garage, with their latest project.
Started in 2015, by Pedro Feio, Rafael Silver and Nuno Loureiro. After more than 40 shows in a year around the first EP, including festivals such as Vodafone Mexefest, NOS in D'Bandada, Sumol Summer Fest, Indie Music Fest and Super Nova, Fugly come back in 2018 looking for answers through "Millenial Shit” project.


Solar Corona

is a three-piece cosmic-flavoured project from Barcelos, Portugal, where both physical and surpassing shapes can be confused through an instrumental background. Creators themselves, Rodrigo Carvalho, Jorge Esteves and Tiago Campelo are able to design several gateways to explore their minds and lead others in. After a debut EP, Solar Corona released “Outerspace” - a second approach from a riff-warmed atmosphere whose body begins to shift as you’re self-released in it.



is the solo project of the Portuguese singer Ana Miró. Since the beginning in 2013, her music has been described as electro pop or naive electro. Her sweet voice and warm rhythms take us to an exotic place, where party and nostalgia go hand in hand. Her first album was released in April 2014 and it's been produced by Moullinex and released by the record label Lovers & Lollypops.
In 2016 Sequin released Eden, an EP produced by Filipe Paes, and in 2018 Born Backwards, her latest album, produced by Xinobi.


Dj Firmeza

is a Lisbon-based producer with a fittingly grounded approach for creating his frenetic beats, with their looped polyrhythms. „Alma Do Meu Pai”, his 2015 debut EP, pairs ricocheting sounds with introspective poise, and draws heavily from kuduro, a drum-led dance genre rooted in Firmeza’s Angolan heritage. He is one of the youngest members on Príncipe Discos, a label that’s been integral in helping the intricate rhythms of the city’s immigrant communities reach a wider audience. Dj Firmeza will lead our closing party of the 180 Creative Camp.

2018: Context

180 Creative Camp is an opportunity to extend Canal180's network of creatives and partners. We pose questions for better understanding our context and to be explored in the different projects and activities through the perspective of younger generations. We want to promote the discussions and understand the challenges, opportunities, conflicts and ambiguities.

Check the agenda

1. Why going small when everybody is going big?
2. Why act physical in digital times?
3. How old stories inspire new generations?
4. How can an offline event connect an online community?
5. Why going to remote places to be in the center of the topics?


A series of workshops, conferences and project development.


Urban interventions and content production about the territory.


An agenda of concerts, exhibitions and public activities.


Andrea, Italy

“I decided to come here because I found 180 Creative Camp on the internet - never heard about it, but it looked so fun that I decided to join. Lots of fun, inspiration and good people here!”

Lea, Germany

“Sometimes we get too stuck in our own work and kind of start thinking that it’s not actually meaningful to anyone. 180 Creative Camp proved it wrong.”

Sundas, Pakistan

“It’s exciting to see how so many people come together for a week, they brainstorm and then create something. So far it has been fun, I met lots of interesting people!”

Grace, Canada

“Making a connection with people, seeing how they work, helping each other… it’s just great to be a part of that.”

Sean, USA

“I’m here at 180 Creative Camp teaching people my philosophy about documentaries and I’ve been blown away by this camp so far. I made such good new friends and had such a good time. Great intro to Portugal for me!”

Lucy, Poland

“I decided to join 180 Creative Camp to somehow refresh this creative factory inside my head. I find It extremely exciting to cooperate with people from other disciplines. Sometimes they don’t see themselves as artists, but they approach art in many different ways”

Lourenço, Portugal

“I first came to 180 Creative Camp in 2013, because I was envy of some friends who had come the year before and spent the entire summer talking about it. Since then, I just got addicted - it tastes better than chocolate with caramel.”

Antonia, Spain

“Great things happen when people get together, no matter where, even if it is a small city. Every place is good enough to expose your ideas and to exchange knowledge with people.”


180 Creative Camp 2018 is sold out but you still have a chance to join the festival part. All concerts are open to the public and the camping is also free! More information at the Welcome Center Abrantes or via info@180.camp

Contacts, FAQ and Press

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