Critical Design Lab for Growth and Prosperity

MADE.PT (Critical Design Lab for Growth and Prosperity ) focuses on affirming the inheritance of Portuguese cultural heritage as the grounds of identity and diversity, evidenced in the brand “made in Portugal”. The group’s activity is based upon the Design project (“Research through Design”, Frayling 1993), articulating theory and practice in equal terms. The group highlights the discipline of Design as a driving force for action in a sustainable market system, contributing to a creative economy and innovative production, framed in the scientific and economic ideals of the agendas of the European Commission, which recognise the importance of design in the resolution of key contemporary social issues.


- to contribute to economic and cultural prosperity;
- to increase the efficiency between research and design practice;
- to promote an industrialisation driven by social and environmental knowledge.