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Assistant Researcher

Ana Cravinho

research interests

Urban Regeneration; Architecture; Conservation and Rehabilitation of buildings; Public space in the contemporary city of Lisbon; Urban Sociology; Conflict and relations of power in pubic spaces;

Short Bio

Ana Cravinho holds a BA in Architecture, Urban Regeneration, Universidade Lusíada and a MA in Construction, Instituto Superior Técnico. She has also concluded a postgraduation in Urban Studies, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade NOVA de Lisboa/ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa. In the last 20 years, she has worked in the conservation and rehabilitation of buildings and monuments; in the following areas of expertise: project, building site management, coordination of research projects, editing and organisation of national and international events.

In her academic career, Ana Cravinho has been developing research on the interaction between individuals and public space, categorically, through the analysis of the prevailing dynamics of appropriation in urban spaces, and the impact these constitute in spatial transformation and lifestyles. She is currently a PhD student in Urban Studies, developing the thesis: “Public Space – The Dynamics of Conflict.”

research project at dinâmia'cet-Iscte

Public Space – The Dynamics of Conflict reflects on the contemporary public space phenomena of segregation/inclusion and encounter/conflict, maintaining the possibility of enacting a more tolerant and resilient city based upon those apparent antitheses.

Such a thesis will be assessed through analysing the flows, different forms of appropriation and representation between the diverse actors inhabiting two specific public spaces at the Parish of Misericórdia: Praça de São Paulo and Miradouro de Santa Catarina. Equally, it will be analysed which new spatial configurations result from the current epidemic crisis and whether these are at the origin of new forms of appropriation.

This project aims to understand the role of plural public spaces, especially the ones under analysis, in the construction and redefinition of the city of Lisbon, arguing that in conflict and difference lies the creative and competitive opportunity to construct new narratives and spatial identities.

Main publications

2021 – Cravinho, Ana; Madeira da Silva, Teresa. Touristification of Space and urban Livestyle: São Paulo Square. Book of Abstracts. Conferência Grand Projects. Urban legacies of the late 20th century. Lisboa: Iscte-IUL, dinâmia-cet-Iscte, OA, FCT. p. 91.

Main projects

“UrbanoScenes. Post-colonial imaginaries of urbanisation: A future-oriented investigation from Portugal and Angola” referência PTDC/GES-URB/1053/2021

Last update

23 de maio de 2023
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