Theory and Memory

The main focus of THEME (Theory and Memory) is the History of Portuguese Design, the construction of theoretical narratives, design education and the study of intangible culture. It aims to open perspectives on, and facilitate access to, heritage that lies hidden and layers that have not been studied.



- to unpack complex and discreet instances of material and immaterial culture, particularly in relation to the History of Design in Portugal.
- to recover and communicate the memory of institutions, businesses, industries and academies;
- to include the preservation and representation of cultural heritage in design education.