Village Underground Lisbon
As with our London site, VU Lisboa began life as a collection of affordable workspaces for artists, creative industry professionals and start-ups.
VU Lisboa was built from recycled shipping containers with a range of eco-design features, such as locally sourced cork insulation and exterior paints that reduce solar heat gain.The carefully designed architectural layout is based around “people flow” that encourages interaction through its central courtyard and the need to pass your neighbour’s door and terrace to reach your own.
The site is based within Lisbon’s transport museum and a repurposed bus is now a cafe. When the weather permits, the courtyard is used for parties and other gatherings. VU Lisboa also has taken over a nearby warehouse and will stage events there from 2017. If you’re interested in renting a desk at VU Lisboa, please visit vulisboa.com
Trans Europe Halles (TEH)
Village Underground is a proud member of Trans Europe Halles (TEH), a European-based network of cultural centres initiated by citizens and artists. TEH advocates and promotes culture, shares knowledge and encourages new centres and initiatives.
With over 100 members based right across Europe, the network functions as a dynamic forum for ideas, experiences and exchange, supporting its members and their communities. TEH contributes to building a sustainable future for the independent cultural sector.
For more information on the good work that Trans Europe Halles does, visit teh.net
Village Underground is also a member of Liveurope, an initiative supporting concert venues in their efforts to promote up-and-coming European artists. The platform works as a quality hallmark awarded to live music venues committed to European diversity.
The objective of Liveurope is to boost the programming of young European acts across the continent and help them reach new audiences. Established in 2014, the Liveurope platform is the first initiative of its kind in Europe. Members include: Ancienne Belgique, A38, Blå, Circolo degli Artisti, FZW, Melkweg, Palác Akropolis, Sala Apolo, Stodola and Vega.
For more information, visit liveurope.eu