Susana Paula Gomes Luis Gonzaga

Susana Gonzaga was born in Oporto where she made her education in Design. She hold a Phd in Design, held at Politecnico di Milano, in 2012, under the theme of Design Museums. She's a higher education teacher for 14 years now and a graphic and product Design freelancer, since graduation in 1992. At the moment Susana is an Assistant Professor in Design at the Art & Design Department, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Madeira (PT); Teaching there since 2012 at the Design BA degree and since September 2016 at the Spatial Design MA degree. During her experience as a high eduction professor she has collaborated in several design education programs in Portugal, Italy, Romania, Turkey. Her research interests are focused on Human Centered Design applied to public spaces and nature environments, Spatial Design and Museology.

Current positions

  • Professor Auxiliar UMA

PhD Details

  • Title From a design museum towards a european cultural place: a design milieu strategies for the European Design culture in the globalization era
  • Field Design
  • Year 2012

Publications

Books
  • Duarte, E.; Gonzaga, S. (Edited) (2017). Senses & Sensibility’17: Design Beyond Borders and Rhizomes; Proceedings book of UNIDCOM/IADE Conferences; ISBN 978-989-8473-23-3.
  • Gonzaga, S. (2012). FROM A DESIGN MUSEUM TOWARDS A EUROPEAN CULTURAL PLACE: THE DESIGN MILIEU – Strategies for European Design Culture in the globalization era; PoliThesis; Politecnico di Milano; Milan.
International conferences
  • Gonzaga, S., & Vezzani, V. (2017). Social Sustainability Education. Experiences beyond the borders of traditionalism. In Proceedings of Senses & Sensibility’17: Design Beyond Borders and Rhizomes, UNIDCOM/IADE, pp.66-74. ISBN: 978-989-8473-23-3
  • Gonzaga, S., & Vezzani, V. (2017). Social Sustainability Education. Experiences beyond the borders of traditionalism. In Proceedings of Senses & Sensibility’17: Design Beyond Borders and Rhizomes, UNIDCOM/IADE, pp.66-74. ISBN: 978-989-8473-23-3
Other publications
  • Gonzaga, S. (2017). Oradora convidada – Design Museums versus Design events, creating uniqueness through people engagement; Design Objects Congress; Porto 19 e 20 Outubro 2017; Organized by CITCEM – Centro de Investigação Transdisciplinar «Cultura, Espaço e Memória.
  • Gonzaga, S. (2017). Oradora convidada – Design para a Inovação e Sustentabilidade social; SmartFunchal Cities&Tourism Summit; Funchal 12 Maio 2017; Organized by C.M. Funchal e Conteúdos Chave.

Scientific, artistic and cultural production

Technical work
  • Gonzaga, S. (2017). Consultadoria – Projecto Carrinho Mágico – Fórum Madeira
  • Gonzaga, S. (2017). Consultadoria – Projecto Museu de História Natural do Funchal
  • Gonzaga, S. (2017). Consultadoria – Câmara Municipal do Funchal – Departamento da Economia, Turismo e Cultura Projecto: identidade corporativa do Teatro Baltazar Dias; Projecto Regeneração Urbana da Rua das Pretas.
  • Gonzaga, S. (2016). Consultadoria – Câmara Municipal do Funchal – Departamento da Economia, Turismo e Cultura Projecto: identidade corporativa do Teatro Baltazar Dias; Projecto Regeneração Urbana da Rua das Pretas.
  • Gonzaga, S. (2015). Consultadoria – Câmara Municipal do Funchal – Departamento da Economia, Turismo e Cultura Projecto: identidade corporativa do Teatro Baltazar Dias; Projecto Regeneração Urbana da Rua das Pretas.
  • Gonzaga, S. (2013). Consultadoria – Sociedade de Desenvolvimento da Madeira – projecto Quinta da Magnólia.