Collaborator

Bruno Rego

research interests

Philosophy of the City and of Culture, 19th and 20th centuries Paris's Cultural History, 20th century New York's Cultural History, 20th century Lisbon's Cultural History, Vernian Studies,

Short Bio

I have a PhD in Philosophy of Nature and Environmental Philosophy (2015) by the Faculty of Letters of the University of Lisbon. He was granted a doctoral scholarship by FCT - Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation (2011-2015. In 2019, the publication of a book chapter (Paris in the 20th Century, Lisbon in the 21st Century or the Monotonization of the World: The Idea of City in the Anthropocene) on a Jules Verne¿s posthumously published novel (Paris in the Twentieth Century) made me embrace a new research project focusing on the cultural changes ocurred on both city's idea and on its cultural spaces in the last 100 years. My research interests shifted to Philosophy of Culture and History and Philosophy of the City, and since then have been entirely devoted to 20th century and 21st century Paris and New York Cultural and Intellectual History and to the relationship between current humanities decline and reality's technological digitalization in the context of disruptive historical transformations contemporarily ocurring in both the idea of city and its cultural physical landscape.

research project at dinâmia'cet-Iscte

My research intends to prove that in the last 100 hundred years there has been a radical shift in the way of culturally thinking and inhabiting city’s places by identifying two models: one artistic/literary (1920-late 1960s), and another economic/technological (1970 onwards). The latter, based on uniform economic paradigms, supported by current physical technological digitalization and combined with a contemporary arts and humanities’ decline, is contributing to a progressive metamorphosis of the city’s cultural landscape through several dimensions: historical and cultural dialogic diversity’s dematerialization, one-dimensionalization of its ways of experiencing space caused by places’ plurality loss, leading to a inhabiting homogenization. The next decade prospects of persistent techno-economic one-dimensionality trend and an ever-increasing digitalization level will reshape not only our relation to city’s sensory and intellectual experiences, but to city as a whole.

Main publications

"FROM PARIS IN THE 20th CENTURY TO LISBON (AND PARIS) IN THE 21st CENTURY: THE “MONOTONIZATION OF THE WORLD” IN THE IDEA AND SPACE OF THE CONTEMPORARY CITY". Verniana - Jules Verne Studies/Études Jules Verne 12 (2021): 57-70.

"París en el siglo XX, Lisboa en el siglo XXI o la monotización del mundo. La idea de ciudad en el antropoceno". Mundo Verne 37 (2021): 8-22.

Paris no Século XX, Lisboa no Século XXI ou a Monotonização do Mundo: A Ideia de Cidade no Antropoceno". In Filosofia Contemporânea, 39-50. Brasil: Atena Editora, 2019.

Once Upon a Time in Lisbon: The Extraordinary “Editorial Voyages” of Lusitânia Verne 1874-2021. Verniana - Jules Verne Studies/Études Jules Verne 13 (2022) :1-46.

O Caos Global da Modernidade - O século XXI segundo Ulrich Beck. Lisboa, Portugal: Esfera do Caos Editores. 2016.

Main projects

Last update

29 de julho de 2022