Integrated Researcher (without Phd)

Catarina Lopes Mateus

research interests

Counter-urbanization, Bottom-up urban processes, Social Economy, Rural territories

Short Bio

PhD Researcher in Urban Studies, in DINÂMIA-CET and Scholarship holder of FCT Doctoral Grant (Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia). Develops research on the impact of the third sector and social economy in rural areas inhabitance.


Degree in Architecture Studies by Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal (2015) and Master in Urban Design by Aalborg University, Denmark (2018).


Teacher in Universidad Internacional SEK, Ecuador (2019-2020) in the courses: Taller de Arquitectura V, Historia y Teoría de la Ciudad y Arquitectura II, Diseño I, Inglés Técnico and Optativa I and II.


Creative Director and Producer of Festival Habitante: Festival de Cine, Ciudad y Arquitectura, in Ecuador, since 2019.


research project at dinâmia'cet-Iscte

Projects of social economy as mitigation agents for rural areas' vulnerabilities: the role of bottom-up processes in restructuring the socio-spatial inhabitance of rural areas in Iberian Peninsula.

Main publications

Main projects

Last update

30 de setembro de 2021