Hugo Miguel Palmares Leite

Hugo Palmares, born in Porto, is a designer, artist, and educator. Studied at FBAUP in Porto, ENSBA in Paris, UA in Aveiro, IADE in Lisbon, and at IPAM in Porto. Currently he is a PhD candidate in design at FBAUP, and he holds a scholarship by FCT, hosted by the ID+ Research Institute for Design, Media and Culture. His research work focuses on cultural evolution, traditional and innovative processes, design methods, design management, and design education. He has worked as a designer in the industry for over 15 years, in companies such as Procalçado in Porto and Decathlon in Lille. In the academic area since 2016, he is an invited assistant at IPCA in Barcelos, professor in courses such as illustration and graphic art, footwear design, and fashion design. He publishes his work in national and international design conferences, journals, and book chapters. His work in design and art has been exhibited, among others, at Circolo del Design in Turin, Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Étienne/Cité du design in Saint-Étienne, Palacete dos Viscondes de Balsemão in Porto, Convento de Corpus Christi in Vila Nova de Gaia, Galerie Gauche/Beaux-Arts in Paris. He also co-curated design and art exhibitions, such as at Casa das Artes in Porto and at Fábrica de Santo Thyrso in Santo Tirso. Artist/designer in the FUSION project/residency (Fashion Up-Skilling: Innovation Open Network), in an international partnership led by TUS in Limerick, funded by Creative Europe.

Current positions

  • Invited Assistant Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave (IPCA)
  • FCT Research Fellow Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto (FBAUP)

Research Groups

Publications

Book chapters
  • Terroso, M., Moreno, A., Amorim, N., Palmares, H., & Sampaio, J. (2018). Immersive Business Simulation in Footwear Design Education: A bridge for reality, in Broega et al. (Eds) Reverse Design: A Current Scientific Vision From the International Fashion and Design Congress, CRC Press, Taylors & Francis ISBN 978-1-138-37011-1 Link
International journals
  • Terroso, M., Moreno, A., Palmares, H., Pinto, J., Matos, D., & Sampaio, J. (2019). Focus on process and outcome in footwear design education, in Procedia CIRP , Elsevier B.V. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2019.04.316 Link
International conferences
  • Palmares, H., Terroso, M., & Costa, E. (2021). Inter ‘Face-To-Face’: Remote Co-creation for an Artifact. Digicom 2021 – 5th International Conference on Design and Digital Communication, 4-6 November 2021, Barcelos, Portugal. Link
  • Terroso, M., Moreno, A., Amorim, N., Palmares, H., & Sampaio, J. (2018). Immersive Business Simulation in Footwear Design Education: A Bridge for Reality. In Proc. CIMODE 2018 Madrid – 4th International Fashion and Design Congress, Espanha, Maio, 2018. (Full paper)
National conferences
  • Palmares, H., Terroso, M., & Costa, E. D. (2022). Perceção da cultura de design na indústria do calçado em Portugal: Agentes de transferência de conhecimento e de visão. Presented at the V Encontro Indústria, História, Património, Museu de Lanifícios da Universidade da Beira Interior, Covilhã. Link
Other publications
  • Palmares, H. (2021). Evolution of the design culture in the Portuguese footwear industry: Co-creation of a toolkit as an interface for diagnosis, prescription, verification and validation. In Abstracts Booklet of the RUN-EU General Assembly – European Innovation Hub Online Conference, Ireland (Limerick, Thurles and Athlone), 3rd November 2021. Link
  • Palmares, H. (2021). (r)Evolution of the design culture in the Portuguese footwear industry: Toolkit as an interface for diagnosis, prescription, verification and validation. Poster Presentation, Ciência 2021 – Encontro com a Ciência e Tecnologia em Portugal. Lisboa, Portugal. https://lnkd.in/g_eEi2M 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
Other relevant cultural production
  • Palmares, H. (2022) Prevent Your Walking Issues [Installation] at the collective exhibition FUSION. Circolo del Design, Turin, Italy. 2022 May 25 – 2022 June 9.