Lourdes is the Director at Escola de Design at Universidade Veiga de Almeida. With an architect background and an engineer husband, she really was able to enlighten us on so many facets and details about how carnival works. Especially having been a judge a number of times, we were able to get a real inside understanding of the many layers each school thinks about and what it takes to win. I am looking forward to parading with her and other academics with a third tier school during carnival!
Photo by Aron Nussbaum