ARTICLE: Canadian Curator Leads A+D Insider’s Tour of Portugal

    By Canadian Architect


    Excerpt from Canadian Architect


    Esther Shipman, former curator of architecture and design for Cambridge Galleries in Cambridge, Ontario, is leading a first-of-its-kind architectural tour of Portugal this September.


    From Lisbon to Porto and points in between, the eight-day tour includes rare factory and studio visits, exclusive tours of private buildings, trips to museums and artisan’s workshops, exploring neighbourhoods off the beaten path, and regional wine and cuisine.


    The tour aims to offer new sources and inspiration to A+D professionals, according to Shipman. Her personal highlights include a visit to the world’s largest and most innovative cork company; a trip to a restored century-old textile mill that has brought a village and region back to viability through design; and a visit to the manufacturer that provides top European architects, artists and designers with custom ceramic tiles, glazes and mural fabrication.


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