A Lisbon that welcomes all, respects all, empowers all
According to the UNFPA there are 244 million people (3.3% of world population) living outside their country of origin. Migration is no longer just a crisis, but rather it is a reality of the 21st century and we must adapt to it. While some are forced to move (65.3 million displaced persons today), others make the choice to pursue a better life across their borders.
“Immigration itself is not a problem, it is often the symptom of another problem.” - Sofana Dahlan
It is a human instinct to pursue safety and freedom for oneself and one’s children. At the Lisbon project we aim to be a brother to those who had no choice, a sister to those still searching, a mother to those in need, a father to those at risk. Lisbon is characterised by scenic beauty, culinary artistry, historic legends and loving diversity. It has always been a city of movement, building its identity together with its guests and sending its own to faraway lands. We envision a Lisbon that carries on this tradition as it welcomes all, respects all and empowers all.