Frequently Asked Questions:
Here is some basic information about the festival. If you have
questions, please look over this page thoroughly. Then, if you don’t
see the information you’re looking for here, please send us an email
and we’ll get your question addressed!
How much does it cost to attend the Festival?
Attendance of all Festival events is free, except for the workshops.
Is a full schedule of the festival available?
The schedule is now available on the festival website: www.futureplaces.org. Please note that some times and events may be subject to changes, and be sure to check back on the site for updates to the schedule.
How can I participate in a workshop?
To attend the workshops you must register. There are a limited number of places available; please consult the festival site at www.futureplaces.org for more information and to apply. Finalists’ workshop fees are discounted fifty percent.
Where will the installations be exhibited?
The festival exhibition will be held at Maus Hábitos, a large, multi-roomed
coffeehouse and art center, on the web at http://www.maushabitos.com/. Festival coordinators will decide the best location for each installation, depending on its space and infrastructure needs.
What does the exhibition venue look like?
A video of Maus Hábitos is available on YouTube, at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hnloCoJ9BQ
In addition, photos of past events at Maus Hábitos are available at http://www.exporuimtemorgen.nl/archief/transhabitos/site/09-05.htm and http://www.exporuimtemorgen.nl/archief/transhabitos/site/10-05.htm
For more on futureplaces venues see the Places page.
I have more questions. Who can I ask?
The US-based Future Places coordinator is Karen Gustafson, who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
The local manager of the festival is Fátima São Simão, and she can be reached at email@example.com
Travelers may reach Porto by train or air. The Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport receives nonstop services many days of the week from cities including London, Madrid, Paris, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Brussels, and New York
In some cases, it may be less expensive to arrive by plane in Lisbon and then travel by train. The travel time is about 2 hours and 45 minutes from the Oriente station in Lisbon to the Campanha station in Porto, and this costs from 19.50 to 27.50 euros.
Information about train tickets, reservations, and timetables may be found at http://www.cp.pt/
Travel within Porto
A taxi from the airport to the city center may cost around 20 euros. On weekends, holidays, and later at night, a surcharge of 20% is automatically added to the fare on the taximeter.
A less expensive way to enter the city is the metro. The metro’s violet line connects the airport to the city and the metro stop is right in front of the arrivals zone of the airport. This site has additional information on taking the metro from the airport.
http://tinyurl.com/ydfuvtp (Metro do Porto, From the Airport to Everywhere)
The city of Porto also offers a few different modes of public transportation. The primary system is the Metro do Porto, a light rail line with five major lines, one of which goes to and from the airport. The main website of the Metro system may be found here:
And a downloadable system map and timetables may be found here:
Information on the city’s bus system may be found at http://www.stcp.pt/ and a good English language overview of Porto transportation may be found on Tripadviser.com at http://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g189180-s303/Porto:Portugal:Public.Transportation.html
Staying in Porto
For festival participants on a budget, here are some ideas for inexpensive stays:
Oporto Poets Hostel
Porto Downtown Hostel
Finalists may also contact festival coordinators about staying in private homes in Porto.
Here are some additional links that may help you as you visit Porto: