Integrated Researcher (without Phd)
Architecture, Art, Public Space, Public Art, Urban Culture and Urbanism
Cláudia Antunes is an Architect graduated from Universidade Lusíada de Lisboa (2005) and PhD student in Architecture of Metropolitan Territories at ISCTE-IUL. Her research explores the interdisciplinary intersections between art, architecture and public space. In 2013 she co-organized the International conference “Urban Intervention”, an Associated Project part of the third edition of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Close, Closer.
The PhD research project Im developing, with the title: Performance City - Art and Architecture in the Construction of Public Space, focuses on the interdisciplinary relations between art and architecture in relation to public space. This research analysis the influence of artistic practices in architectural practice and how this may influence architecture and architecture´s approach on public realm and the importance of this relation for urban regeneration. I´m interested in exploring whether art can contribute for an expansion in architectural practice and transform architecture´s thinking and approach to public space.
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Inserted in the D’C´s research group of “Cities and Territories”, the PhD research I’m developing is related to D’C’s scientific identity by being defined as an interdisciplinary research, between art and architecture, that reflects about the processes of change in the contemporary city related to public space, exploring the role of art and creativity as a way to develop new urban intervention strategies.