Between 2013-2017 the group:
a) Participated in two applications to the call H2020 “Work Programme: Europe in a Changing World” (2015) and “Understanding Europe: Promoting the European” (2017) with international partners. Both related the cultural history of design with heritage studies focused on Cultural Heritage: “Figured & Galo de Barcelos” and “Design education: innovative pedagogical experiences: learning collaborative”.
b) Extended the research related to the history of Portuguese Visual and Material Culture to educational contexts. The results of this research were presented through the FCT funded project “CIDES.PT-Interpretation Centre for Portuguese Design”;
c) With the collaboration of companies (Casa Ferreirinha, Packigráfica) and institutions (Academy of Cinema, National Theatre D. Maria II) researched collections and archives related to Portuguese design using hermeneutics as narrative approach in the context of the History of Design;
d) Structured and developed the project of I&D “RARAP-Augmented Reality in Radiology and Anatomic Pathology: Interaction Design and Image Epistemology” which questioned the limits of the representation of images in epistemological and medical contexts;
All these projects are incubators of activity for the next 5 years. Thus, it is intended to deepen and broaden research inter/transdisciplinary in other areas such:design criticism and aesthetics of design, increasingly, in anthropology and neuroscienceThe group plans to establish the crossing with theory and practice, with the other ID + groups and expand the international dimension of the research, continuing the already prolific organizing events, as well as create protocols with other partners.
Group Coordinator elected by the Scientific Committee, two-year renewable term;
Scientific Committee formed by all integrated members;
Project coordinators emerge out of the projects themselves, or if necessary, appointed by the SC;
Plenary: Periodic meetings with all the members of this group, are set at least twice a year.
Alexandra de Jesus Costa Beleza Moreira
Ana Filomena Curralo Gonçalves
Carla Suzana Correia de Assunção Dias
Sandra Isabel Valente Antunes
Igor Alexandre Pereira Ramos
The celebration of the 170 years of the “National Theater D. Maria II” in Lisbon, resulted in an invitation to research and study the posters from the point of view of the history of design with an objective of the “Theatre in posters: The collection of National Theatre Dona Maria II” held from 13.04.2016 to 30.12.2017. The work included data retrieval and integration, collaborating with the curators responsible for the selection of posters and researching/writing an essay for the catalogue that accompanied the event. During the exhibition period monthly guided tours were conducted and knowledge transfer was made according to the profile of the visitors (academic students, and the public sphere).
The project “Design, what it means? Innovative Pedagogical Experiences: Collaborative Learning” underlines the importance of Design to improve diverse aspects from daily life while the society in general seams not recognise its value. Undergraduate students explores the theme from an original and critical perspective, by raising questions, accessing information and by doing their own research, addressing topics such as misconceptions of Design. Interviews are carried out to the local and international community, or from the labour market. This project adopts innovative teaching and learning methodologies, a systematic research on active and student- centered pedagogy, not only for its continued improvement processes, but also for dissemination of practices in the academic community.