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Artur Mendes

Boom Festival / Being Gathering / Good Mood Lda / IdanhaCulta

(Member of Boom Festival / Being Gathering / Good Mood Lda / IdanhaCulta)

Born in Lisboa, Portugal. He is one of the current co-managers of Boom Festival and the Being Gathering, 2 transformational and changemaking festivals. University degree in Social and Organisational Psychology (ISCTE – University of Lisboa), later started a MA in Culture Management. Learning new things is a passion: Permaculture, Bio Villages Design, Bio Agriculture, studies at THNK School of Creative Leadership, sports, meditation, or copywriting are part of his education.

His love for music led him to be active on the electronic music scene in Portugal since the mid 90s:  involved with Boom since the early days as party goer and production staff; organised and curated events of several genres; worked on communications and media; wrote and produced documentaries and books, or curated music releases.

Representing Boom, he has been a guest speaker in events such as ADE, Nuits Sonores, Green Events and Innovations, ADE Mumbai, CTM, Talk Fest, Green Operations, BIME,  to name just a few. His purpose as a Boom team member is to positively affect people through initiatives that transform people and regenerate the land to awaken the subversive self of the Boomers so they can transform their communities when going back home.