Research Areas

This research interconnects three dimensions: people, policies (architectural, urban and regional) and cultural expressions:

People - the roles of cultural creation, expression and appropriation in urban lifestyles, within the framework of the socioeconomic conditions of residents, citizenship, in particular, and as a form of resistance, as well as the varying conditions and roles of cultural organizations in society;

Policies - how cultural dimensions are addressed by public policies at various levels, especially the Portuguese heritage in the world; the cultural impact of public policies and tourism; art and architecture as local sustainability measures;

Expressions - how historical and contemporary artistic and architectural practices interrelate with, express, and have an impact on the urban identity and texture, its vibrancy, and its transformation, at physical and intangible dimension of space and place.