Diego Mergener

Graduated in Design at Feevale University, he holds a Master's degree in Design from PgDesign (Graduate Program in Design) at UFRGS (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul). He studied MBA in Management and Development of Innovation-Driven Projects at Feevale University. Starting a doctorate in Design by the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto (FBAUP) in Portugal. He has experience in the field of making shoes, bags and women's accessories, working in the sectors of sewing, timing, assembly, prefabricated, chamfering and human resources. He worked as an intern and later as an employee at the Design Center at Feevale University. He worked as a technical assistant / monitor at the Technological Workshop at Feevale University, managing and providing support for professors at Feevale University's bag, shoe and design modeling labs.

Current positions

  • PhD Student University of Porto

Research Groups


International conferences
  • Mergener, D., Cardoso, P., Giesteira, B. (2022). Collaborative Strategy for the Construction and Graphic Representation of Cultural Ecosystem Involving Participatory Design”. In: Proceedings of ECADE, European Conference on Arts, Design & Education. https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2758-0989.2022.10 Link

Scientific, artistic and cultural production

Scientific events organization
  • Alvelos, H., Kosztyla, A., Fernandes, A., Rebelo, A. M., Casteião, A., Mergener, D., Palmares, H., Lopes, L., Brasil, M., Fragoso, P. & Brandão, R. – Organizing Committee (2021). Doctoral Side Effects – Let’s talk about doing a PhD during a pandemic. 21st May 2021. https://bit.ly/2Q_BhI1m