research and more

Current research interests
Communication design + sustainability + design process + design research and exploratory design research methods + human centered design

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Researcher at CIAUD - Design Center - FA UL [FCT – Excellent]
The Research Centre for Architecture, Urban Planning and Design
from Faculty of Architecture, from University of Lisbon,
Contributing member from December 2009 to November 2013
Effective member since November 2013

Researcher at LARSyS Lab [FCT – Excellent]
For M-ITI - Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute
From May - September 2014

Research scholarships 

ARDITI scholarship 
Postdoctoral Scholarship
From May - September 2014

FCT scholarship
Doctoral Scholarship
From April 2009 to August 2013

Grants Funded

Grants being prepared / submitted
Proposal submitted for The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC)
From University of Maryland
Short Title “Designers as agents of change”
Project leader
9 March 2015
Maryland, USA

Grants Declined

European Programs and Networks 
Member from COST Action IFP1405 - "Active and intelligent (fibre-based) packaging - innovation and market introduction [ActInPak]" 
From March 2015 - March 2019 member since March 2015

Member from COST Action IS1007 – “Investigating cultural sustainability”
From May 2011 - May 2015 member since February 2014

COST Symposium “Urban Futures – Implementing Cultural Sustainability in Governance and Spatial”
at Research Institute For Regional And Urban Development
From 3 - 5 December 2014
Dortmund, GERMANY

COST Symposium “Cultures of Sustainability in the Age of Climate Crisis”
at Faculty of Arts and Sciences from Telemark University College
From 12 - 15 May 2014 

Scientific events - Conference organisation
Designer co-author with Daniel Raposo and Luísa Costa,
for 6 CIPED – VI International Congress of Design Research
worked at the Communication Subcommittee,
July 2010 - October 2012,
Organized by Faculty of Architecture, from University of Lisbon, and ANPE Design, Rio de Janeiro,
The conference took place at Fundação Caloust Gulbenkian,
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Scientific events - Chair
LARSys Annual Meeting
4 July 2014

Other conference - only attendance

“II Encontro Arte para a Infância e Desenvolvimento Humano”,
22 September 2012
held by Opus Tutti – a project supported by the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian in partnership with Companhia de Música Teatral, and the Laboratoiry of “Música e Comunicação na Infância, from Centro de Estudos de Sociologia e Estética Musical da Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, from Universidade Nova de Lisboa
at Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian,
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“Seminário de Propriedade Intelectual - para designers e empresas de design”,
8 May 2010
held by APD - Associação Portuguesa de Designers,
at Culturgest,

“E-Design - Visões para o Ensino na Europa nos Novos - Contextos Ambientais e Económicos”,
6 - 7 Nov. 2009
held by Centro Português do Design,
at Culturgest,

“Changing Change”,
10 - 13 Jun. 2008
held by Politecnico di Torino and Politecnico di Milano
at Instituto Biotecnico of Turin,
Turin, ITALY

“Designing Designers 2005”
16 April 2005

6th edition International Convention of University Courses in Design
"Design Evolution by East & West"
New ambients, new products, new designers
Promoted by the Facolt¨ del Design, Politecnico di Milano in collaboration with Federlegno-Arredo
Organized by Fondazione Cosmit Eventi under the patronage of Fondazione ADI
on the occasion of the Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2005
Milan Fairgrounds,
Milan, ITALY