Design, Nature, Culture and Tourism

Peripheries (Design, Nature, Culture and Tourism) is a group based in Madeira Island, focusing on design beyond large, centralised, global decision making. The group is committed to working with students, local communities and visitors on holistic design approaches to regional problems.


- to improve the lives of inhabitants and experiences of visitors through local culture and ecosystems;
- to contribute to holistic approaches in Design involving nature conservation and eco-tourism in the Madeira region;
- to develop nature-centric approaches to design;
- to foster hospitality and sustainable tourism;
- to connect research with its territories and communities.

Board of coordinators


  • Peripheral regions, Tourism, Hospitality, Local Communities.


PhD members
Other members