WORKSHOP | Monday 26 | 16:00 | Room 401 Pav. Carlos Ramos
Sometimes making something leads to nothing, but_______

Some times making something leads to nothing, but_____ is based on the participants themselves and in their individual construction of subjectivity. From sensorial collective experience to the individual introspection we will challenge our imagination and symbolic language through performative drawings.
In the first part we will focus on the externality of the body through performative games, on transit between group and silent individual experience. The emotional and psychological dimension will occupy our attention in the second part, where participants will be encouraged to remind their affections and most significant memories for posterior translation in a poetic installation.
 How we see and represent ourselves?

Duration: 2:30h

{Part 1 — 1h}

From the collective to the individual.

Participants will be invited to play together with a giant piece of plastic film: stretching, getting involved, wrapping up… Then and after this first sensorial and playful experience, we will lie down on the floor and blindfolded we ́ll draw our body, together on the same surface (plastic film), a kind of group drawing. At the end we will talk about the drawings: what we does not draw, what we forget, what details we care, etc.

{Part 2 — 1h30}

From the individual level to the group.

After the initial fase, participants will be invited to enter on a circular structure (made of corrugated cardboard) metaphorically illustrates a nest or a belly. In the center there will be the circle (uterus). Silently and using the resource materials available, including own clothes, participants will be encourage to build a line in space towards the center (womb). This poetic line (done with different materials, directions and aesthetic decisions) symbolically represents the individual memories of each, from the most recent to the most remote. At the end we will have a collective installation in the circular space (full of lines, words, and other elements) and the participants who feel comfortable for sharing their experience can do it with the rest of the group.


Augusto Boal, Lygia Clark, Oskar Hansen, Allan Kaprow, Robert Morris, Dennis Oppenheim.

Samuel Silva (Santo Tirso, 1983) Samuel works through a process of establishing collaborative and inter-disciplinary teams and is interested in relationship between artistic practice and its social context, the audience involvement in relacional processes and intersticial situations between art and education. Since 2005 he has been developing a multidisciplinary work involving different media such as photography, video, installation, drawing and artist books. He graduated in 2006 in the field of Sculpture at the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Porto, where after two years ended a Masters in Contemporary Art Practices. He concluded PHD in 2015 in the field of Art and Education, researching participatory practices in contemporary art. Since 2010 he is Professor in Intermedia Department at the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Porto. Occasionally, he has been curating exhibitions in the independent circuit. Lives and works in Porto.



TALK + ACTIVITY | Tuesday 27 (9:30h) and Wednesday 28 (14:30h) | Room 401 Pav. Carlos Ramos
Design Thinking – creative process in art and design
Eduardo Pedreiro

While looking at creativity from a systemic perspective, as a complement to its subjective dimensions, this activity intends to focus the creative process applied to the art and design project. From the concept, to the idea, to the form, there will be approached methodologies and objective tools from the design thinking process. These tasks may appear as key points and useful tools to the creative work, developed individually and collaboratively, demystifying that creative thinking and process are activities made only by and for artists or designers.

Eduardo Pedreiro is a communication designer and current student in the Master of Art and Design for the Public Space, in the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto. Having studied in the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto, he graduated in Communication Design in ESAD Matosinhos. His projects focus visual, sensorial and spacial notions, working with graphics and multimedia, in also collaborative and interactive approaches.


WORKSHOP | Tuesday 27 | 14:30 | Room 401 Pav. Carlos Ramos 
Regenlab=place mapping 

How to integrate perception, speculation and the senses in the reading of the city? How, today and in the past, does the encoding present in maps reflect our culture? How does the abstraction of the world, associated with cartography, establish new intertextualities?

Susana Milão, Architect, with a graduate from FAUP, a Masters Degree (2006) from FEUP, with a dissertation titled: “Creative city and the models of urban regeneration: for a critical analysis of SRU”, and a PHD (2014) with a dissertation titled: “The ‘praça’ market in the city, the transformation of the place of exchange in the specific case of Portuguese architecture”. She has collaborated with many architect ateliers and with the AICART (Cultural and Artistic Initiative Association). Since 2004, Susana Milão is a founding member of the multidisciplinary collective – – producing cultural and artistic projects. Since 2000, Susana is an academic at ESAP and member of the LIA (Architectures Investigation Laboratory).



SHOWCASE | Wednesday 28 | 9:30 | Room 401 Pav. Carlos Ramos
Social projects with local communities
Patrícia Costa (INDUCAR)

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Presentation of two ongoing projects at INDUCAR that combine social intervention with artistic practices, connecting multiple experiences and generations, bringing together local communities.

Patrícia Costa is a social educator with a master’s degree in Psychology. Since 2003, develops and implements social and community intervention projects, promoting several initiatives (short films, performances, shows, street art events, public space intervention, photography). Non-formal education and artistic practices have been prominent focuses of interest and intervention, believing that they are effective processes of community development and social transformation.


TALK | Wednesday 28 | 11:00 | Room 401 Pav. Carlos Ramos 
The Artist-Ethnographer and the Challenges of the Ethnographic Approach to Arts

Presentation of the ethnographic approach from the social sciences field practice, showing its possibilities as a tool for the artistic creative process. Knowing the reality from close and from within allows us to better understand and describe what’s going on. But will also open new possibilities for the creative process and reinvention of reality.

Lígia Ferro completed her graduation studies at the Faculty of Arts – University of Porto and received her Ph.D. from the University Institute of Lisbon, ISCTE-IUL. She was a visiting scholar of several Universities in Europe, United States of America and Brazil. Currently she is an invited assistant professor of the Sociology Department, Faculty of Arts – University of Porto. Lígia Ferro is member of the European Network of Observatories in the Fields of Arts and Cultural Education – UNESCO.


TALK + ACTIVITY | Wednesday 28 (14:30h) | Room 401 Pav. Carlos Ramos
Design Thinking – creative process in art and design (cont.)
Eduardo Pedreiro


Art Practice

TALK + ACTIVITY | Thursday 29 | 9:30 | Room 401 Pav. Carlos Ramos
Learning by Design Art teaching approach
Luísa Caldas e Catarina Fonseca


Learning by Design is a pedagogical methodology that presents an inclusive approach to learners diversity, by building into the school curriculum the idea that not every learner will bring the same lifeworld experiences and interests to learning. The methodology presents some innovative views on the process of teaching subjects and specific tools – the placemat – that can be transferred to the extracurricular context, in the case of this activity, to the planning of artistic and collaborative exercises.

Luísa Caldas is currently finishing the Masters Degree of Visual Arts Education, from the Faculty of Fine Arts and the Faculty of Psychology and Educations Sciences of the University of Porto, having a previous Degree in Fines Arts – Multimedia.


TALK + ACTIVITY | Thursday 29 | 14:30 | Room 401 Pav. Carlos Ramos
Relational art practices in context
Prof.ª Gabriela Vaz-Pinheiro

Relational practices take on particular forms when context matters. Some examples of these practices will be presented. The talk will have a “hands-on” moment that will engage the participants.

Gabriela Vaz-Pinheiro, artist, curator and researcher. Sculpture Degree by the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Porto, where she teaches since 2004 and is Director of the Master of Art & Design for the Public Space. Studied and lived in Utrecht, Prague and London. She has been curating exhibitions in context and with important collections, and maintains regular artistic and editorial productions.