Tiago Vinagre de Castro


Tiago Castro is a cultural manager, urbanist and researcher. He holds a degree in Tourism Management and Planning (2006) and a master in Urban and Regional Planning (2012) from the University of Aveiro and a specialization in Management and Production of Shows from the University Lusófona of Porto (2007). In the past 15 years, he has been working mainly in the cultural sector as producer, manager, creator and trainer within national and international projects. In 2012, he cofounds the NGO 4iS - Platform for Social Innovation where he develops urban transformation projects through culture and participation as well as projects that combine heritage and arts with community development. Between 2016 and 2020, he integrated the research team of the project «CREATOUR - Creative Tourism Destination Development in Small Cities and Rural Areas». Currently, he is a PhD student in Sociology - Cities and Urban Cultures with the research project «INTERMEDIA - The role of cultural intermediaries in the dynamics of urban regeneration in small cities» and consultant in the project «CREATOUR AZORES».

Latest Publications

Book Chapter

Duxbury, Nancy; Silva, Silvia; de Castro, Tiago Vinagre (2019), Creative Tourism Development in Small Cities and Rural Areas in Portugal: Insights from Start-Up Activities, in Daniela Angelina Jelinčić and Yoel Mansfeld (org.), Creating and Managing Experiences in Cultural Tourism. World Scientific Publishing, 291-304

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Article in Scientific journal

Bakas, Fiona Eva; Duxbury, Nancy; Vinagre de Castro, Tiago (2018), "Creative tourism: catalysing artisan entrepreneur networks in rural Portugal", International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research, 24

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