Luciana Lopes de Resende

PhD student in Design (Faculty of Fine Arts  - University of Porto, University of Aveiro and ID+) with research funded by FCT. Originally from Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Graduated in International Business Administration (Oxford Brookes University, London, UK). Master in Design (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). Post-graduated in Project Management (Instituto de Educação Tecnológica, Belo Horizonte, Brazil).

Over 17 years of experience as project manager, implementing social projects that promote socioeconomic, environmental and human rights transformation. Worked in projects related to social design, social entrepreneurship, creative and collaborative communities and economies, solidarity economy, associative  and fraternal economy and social management. Creator of SOMOS Process - Education for Transformative Social Innovation Projects ( and founder of Nuwa Project (

Interested in Teaching Design Process and Sensorial Experiences of Design, as well as Strategic Design and Design Management, with focus on: design and spirituality, social design, codesign, political design, transformative communities and economies. In order to support the transitions and to encourage transformative social innovation.



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