Bert is an architect and writer, and holds an MA in architectural engineering and cultural sciences. He is the co-director of "MovingCities", an independent research organization investigating the role that architecture and urbanism play in shaping the contemporary city. Bert has been an assistant professor in architecture at the University of Hong Kong Shanghai Study Center, where he taught a class on the architectural, cultural, and urban development of Shanghai from 1842 to the present. In the past decade he has lived and worked in Amsterdam, Beijing, and Shanghai before relocating to Lisbon in 2018.
Patrícia Brum is a Portuguese archaeologist who also holds a Master's degree in Museum Studies. She focused her thesis on the museum planning of the Roman collection of Tróia (Portugal), the archaeological site she has been working on for the past decade. She has also worked at Núcleo Arqueológico da Rua dos Correeiros (an archaeological site in downtown Lisbon) and at the Science Museum. Currently living in Lisbon, her favorite part of the city is its magical light.
Estela Mendes is an art historian. Born and raised in Lisbon, she has been teaching about the beauty of the world for the past 11 years. After working in national palaces in Portugal, Estela moved to London where she spent 5 years working at museums like Buckingham Palace, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the British Museum and the National Portrait Gallery. Her background in art history gives a special view of the history of the city, using art to illustrate historical facts. She likes to walk through quiet streets and show small secrets to those who have never been to Lisbon.