FuturePlaces​ edition 8 is complete!

A ride made even more intense by the immediate precedence of UD15​. Rádio Manobras​ and DAR​ acted as echo chambers throughout, while providing their own critical input.

A word of thanks and congratulations is in order to all who went way beyond their assigned duties and made this edition flourish! Too many to mention, and you all know who you are and how you made this possible – but allow us a particular word of acknowledgment to our truly special guests Anabela Duarte​, Jono Podmore​, Chris Csikszentmihalyi​, Paul Stacey and Jaime Munárriz Ortiz​

The ride was again amazing, but most importantly, we felt that FUTUREPLACES has indeed become a family of a shared vision and hands-on capacitation. This year it became very clear that we have a heritage and our immediate priority will be to interpret, research and publish.

So feel free to visit our various text, photography and audiovisual archives, as well as our new bandcamp Audiolab, where a sample of upcoming editions can currently be streamed and downloaded.

Back soon.

The 2015 edition featured Chris Csikszentmihalyi, Jono Podmore, Anabela Duarte and Paul Stacey.

Citizen Labs here.

Radio Manobras Futuras is again broadcasting.

No registration required, just show up. Just one exception here.


Curated by Heitor Alvelos, FUTUREPLACES has been addressing the dynamics between new media and the socio-cultural fabric since 2008. 

A multitude of workshops, projects, talks, creative events and think-tanks has woven itself onto a wide network of simultaneously local and international resonance.

An initiative of the UTAustin-Portugal Program in Digital Media. All free, all welcome.


Read our Mission Statement.
Meet our team.
Our fb page has news, comments, updates.

An extensive photographic record of all editions can be found here.
An overview of the various designs throughout the years can be found here.


Program here.
Press Release here [PDF, Portuguese].
Did you join us? THIS will make you smile.
Missed us? Lost your fluffy glasses? Fear not: download them here and print them yourself.