Alexandre Pólvora

Investigator in CETCOPRA of University Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne and associated investigator of CIES-IUL as MC of the Action COST IS1007 “Investigating Cultural Sustainability”. PhD in Philosophy student in University Paris and PhD in Sociology student in ISCTE-IUL, with the support of FCT, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and Philosophy UFR of University Paris. 

Visiting Scholar in the Department of Science and Technology Studies of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2006. DEA-Master in Philosophy: Rationality / Anthropology Forms in University Paris in 2005 and Degree in Sociology at ISCTE-IUL in 2004. Main investigation areas in Philosophy of Technology and Sociology of Everyday Life, with specialization in Practical Interdisciplinary between Social and Technical Domains, Open Models of Science and Tecnology, Public Politics for Technological Development, Modern Material Cultures, Waste and Recycling, Sustainability, Phenomenology, Ethnography and Epistemology of Qualitative Methods.


Nuno Manuel Guimarães

ISCTE-IUL Provost with Aggregation in Informatics at University of Lisbon. 

PhD in Electrotechnical & Computer Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico / Technical University of Lisbon. Master degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico / Technical University of Lisbon. Graduated in Electrical Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico / Technical University of Lisbon. Research Areas: Machine Interaction.


Pedro Campos Costa

Pedro Campos Costa, Architect by the Catholic University of Portugal owner of the Campos Costa Architects.  

Campos Costa Architects studio, was found at the end of 2007 as an interdisciplinary research and development practice to inform architectural design.Our rigorous approach to architecture drives decision making amongst design teams and suppliers with the aim of creating an integrated project.

Our portfolio of work has developed and delivered projects at different scales, from buildings to household furniture. Each of these projects is the result of detailed study of construction processes, systems and materials that validates its cultural and social significance.


Pedro Costa

Pedro Costa is an Assistant Professor of the Economics Department at ISCTE-IUL (Lisbon University Institute) and researcher at DINÂMIA’CET-IUL (Center for Studies on the Socio-economic Change). 

Economist, PhD in Urban and Regional Planning, has worked mainly in the areas of economy and culture of the territory planning and development, focusing his research, among other things, on issues such as the role of cultural activities in the development of the territories or the strategies for the promotion of creative activities. Among many other works, recently coordinated strategies for culture in Lisbon, to the Town Hall.


Susana Nascimento

Postdoctoral Researcher at CIES-IUL with FCT fellowship and Associated Researcher at CETCOPRA of University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.  

Management Committee Member and Portuguese coordinator at CIES-IUL of the Action COST IS1007 “Investigating Cultural Sustainability”. PhD in Philosophy at University Paris 1 and PhD in Sociology at ISCTE-IUL, in 2009.  Visiting Scholar at the Department of Science and Technology Studies of RPI/Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2006. DEA-Master in Philosophy: Anthropology and Sociology of University Paris 1, in 2004, and Graduated in Sociology at ISCTE-IUL, in 2001. Main research area in Science, Technology and Society, with special attention to public involvement subjects, social methodologies for the technological development, interdisciplinarity between social and human sciences, architecture, engineering and design, renewable energies and ecological and social sustainability.


Alexandra Paio

Alexandra Paio holds a degree in architecture (Universidade Lusíada de Lisboa, 1993), an Master in Urban Design (ISCTE-IUL, 2003), and a Ph.D. in Urbanism and Shape Grammar (ISCTE, 2003).

She is a lecture at ISCTE-IUL in the Department of Architecture and Urbanism and researcher at ADETTI-IUL. She is co-coordinator of the advanced Studies Third Cycle Postgraduate Programme in Digital Architecture (ISCTE-IUL, Lisbon/FAUP, Oporto). Since 2011 she has been responsible for the VitruviusFabLab-ISCTE-IUL. She has delivered several international lectures and conferences. She has published papers in national and international journals and conferences about the relationship between generative architecture and urban design.


Vasco Moreira Rato

Vasco Moreira Rato, architect (FAUTL, 1996), master in construction (ISTUTL, 2002), doctorate in civil engineering specialty of rehabilitation of built heritage (FCTUNL, 2006).

Collaborator in Cabinet Teresa Nunes da Ponte architecture (1995-1997); technical adviser in the Department of building products from Dow Portugal (1997-2000); self-employed technical consulting projects and works for the conservation and rehabilitation of buildings (2000-2002) where he was coordinator of the conservation project of the cloister of the Jerónimos Monastery (1998-2002), promoted by the World Monuments Fund-Portugal; Lecturer in the Department of Civil Engineering of the Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa (2001-2009). Since February 2009, guest lecturer at the Department of architecture and urbanism of the ISCTE – Lisbon University Institute, where he coordinates the scientific area of technologies of architecture; Member of the Working Group of the Task 41-Solar Energy and Architecture of Solar Heating and Cooling Programme of the International Energy Agency. Research activity developed within the framework of conservation and rehabilitation of buildings.


António Brito Guterres

António Brito Guterres gere e coordena projectos de intervenção e desenvolvimento nos últimos doze anos em diversas instituições e territórios.

Participa em várias associações, umas locais, outras para a reflexão e  publicitação sobre cidades e urbanismo e tem realizado palestras várias sobre participação, commons, regeneração urbana, arte e cultura no desenvolvimento da cidade. É também membro do INURA – International Network for Urban Research and Action.



Maria João de Oliveira

Maria João de Oliveira holds a master degree in Architecture and Urbanism from ISCTE-IUL in 2008.

From 2007 to 2010, collaborates with Extrastudio Office, working in partnership and collaborating with several other foreigner offices. In 2010, integrates the research team of ISCTE-IUL, in partnership with the IHRU, developing the Evaluation Study and Diagnosis in the Lóios and Condado neighborhoods, in Chelas. In 2011, integrates the research team of Vitruvius Fablab ISCTE-IUL, developing and expanding technical knowledge in the area of digital fabrication. Currently, is a postgraduate student of the of Digital Architecture program, ISCTE-IUL/FAUP, owning an Amorim Isolamentos scholarship, that are supporting a project within the framework of the postgraduate studies in partnership with Cork industry. Her current research area is related to the potential and variety of Cork applications in architecture.