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Francesca Savoldi and Syma Tariq

CB Lisbon correspondent Francesca is an academic researcher and freelance writer interested in spatial and social practices in cities. She is about to complete her PhD in planning and she has published in magazines about urban issues and contemporary culture. Originally from Italy, she has lived between Spain and Portugal since 2005. Food secrets and mega-cities are her obsessive topics of conversation. CB Lisbon correspondent Syma is a freelance journalist, editor and independent researcher interested in radio and sounds related to migration and the global south. She works as a correspondent for Monocle in Portugal, and is also a copy editor for The Guardian’s news and opinion desks. She is a regular contributor to Monocle24 radio, covering urbanism and social issues, politics, business and culture. She is currently developing the ongoing radio project A Thousand Channels.

Recent stories by Francesca Savoldi and Syma Tariq

Sample some of Porto’s seafood delicacies on our walk!
June 13, 2018

Matosinhos: Song of the Sea

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Porto -- Matosinhos, a small city just north of Porto, is used to change. It has an industrial air to it, due to its 19th-century harbor, and its past prosperity was connected to the fish-canning sector, which peaked during World War II and declined from the beginning of the 70s. Read more