Luciana Lopes

Currently PhD student in Design (Faculty of Fine Arts of University of Porto, University of Aveiro, UPTEC and ID+) with research funded by Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). BA in International Business Administration (Oxford Brookes University, UK), MA in Design (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and Post-graduated in Project Management (Institute of Technological Education, Brazil).

Over 17 years of experience as researcher, lecturer, facilitator, consultant and social project manager implementing systems which promote socioeconomic, environmental, cultural and human rights transformation. Worked in projects related to social design, social entrepreneurship, social impact business, creative & collaborative economies and communities, solidarity economy and social ecology. Also, related to social pedagogy with emphasis on social management, as well as associative and fraternal economy.

Creator of SOMOS Process - Education for Transformative Social Innovation Projects (www.nuwa.com.br/somos) and founder of Nuwa Project (www.nuwa.com.br/laboratorio).

Interested in facilitating design & management processes and education, strategic design and holistic design management with sensorial experiences. Focus on participatory design; local development; transformative systems; creative, organic & circular economies and communities for transformative social innovation.

 

Current positions

  • PhD Student in Design Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Porto
  • Researcher ID+ Research Institute for Design, Media and Culture
  • Collaborator Institute of Sociology, University of Porto

Research Groups

Publications

International journals
  • Lopes, L., Franqueira, T., Alvelos, H. & Parente, C. (2021). Components of spirituality to safeguard life: to the development of an integral design management approach. Discern: International Journal of Design for Social Change, Sustainable Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 2 (2), 7-21. Link
Other publications
  • Resende, Lopes de. L. (2008). Responsabilidade social nas relações entre designers e artesãos um caminho sustentável? (Dissertação de Mestado). Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro. Rio de Janeiro, RJ. Recuperado de https://www2.dbd.puc-rio.br/pergamum/biblioteca/php/mostrateses.php?open=1&arqtese=0610430_08_Indice.html Link
  • Lopes, L. (2021). Senhoras Agricultoras do Linho. 41-46. In: Alvelos, H., Kosztyla, A., Fernandes, A., Rebelo, A. M., Casteião, A., Mergener, D., Palmares, H., Lopes, L., Brasil, M., Fragoso, P. & Brandão, R. (2021). Tiger in Zoom Cages. Tiger Vol. 4. Porto, Portugal. https://doctortiger.wordpress.com/ 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 scientific activity spreading actions
  • Lopes, L., Franqueira, T., Alvelos, H. & Parente, C. (28 a 30 Outubro 2021). Gestão de Design Integral: contributos para um olhar ontológico para a vida. Poster apresentado no Ciência 2021 – Encontro com a Ciência e Tecnologia em Portugal. Lisboa, Portugal. https://lnkd.in/g_eEi2M