Agata Sequeira

research interests

Urban Sociology; Sociology of Art; Public Space; Artistic Reception

Short Bio

Ágata Dourado Sequeira is a sociologist and was a PhD grant holder through DINAMIA'CET-IUL / FCT, with urban sociology and sociology of art being the main fields of research. She has a PhD in Sociology from ISCTE - IUL, with the thesis "'The City is the Habitat of Art': Street art and the construction of public space in Lisbon ', in 2016. She holds a degree in Sociology and a Master in Sociology of Communication and Culture in the same institution, with thesis on the reception of public art. The main areas of research are sociology and urban ethnography as well as sociology of art. Research interests include urban dynamics at the level of public space, the art that is created and displayed in it, the construction of public space and city images, and associative movements and the right to the city.

research project at dinâmia'cet-Iscte

Main publications

Sequeira, Ágata (2016), «A cidade é o habitat da arte»: Street art e a construção de espaço público em Lisboa, Tese de Doutoramento em Sociologia ISCTE-IUL.

Sequeira, Ágata Dourado (2016), «Ephemeral Art in Impermanent Spaces: The effects of street art in the social construction of public space», in Guerra, Paula, Costa, Pedro e Neves, Pedro Soares (eds.) (2016), Urban Interventions: Street Art and Public Space, Lisboa, Urban Creativity (internacional). ISBN 978-989-97712-6-0

Sequeira, Ágata Dourado (2016). «Transforming the city: Shaping urban public space through collective street art initiatives» in Guerra, Paula and Moreira, Tânia (eds.), Keep It Simple, Make it Fast! An Approach to Underground Music Scenes, vol.2, Porto, Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto e Instituto Politécnico de Tomar, pp. 117-128

Sequeira, Ágata Dourado (2015) «Letting the Walls of the City Speak: The route of a sociological research project on Lisbon's street art». Street Art and Urban Creativity Journal, Vol.1, nº2: Places and Non Places, November 2015, pp.82-88.

Nunes, João Pedro Silva e Sequeira, Ágata Dourado (2011), «O Fado de Marvila. Notas sobre a origem e o destino de uma 'zona de transição' da cidade de Lisboa». In Fórum Sociológico, n. 21, p. 33-41, 2011.

Main projects

TransUrbArts - Emergent Urban Arts is Lisbon and São Paulo | Atlas / Cidade

Last update

20 de maio de 2021