Integrated Phd Researcher

Ricardo Venâncio Lopes

research interests

Urban studies, architecture and creative culture

Short Bio

Ricardo Venâncio Lopes is architect, urban planner and photographer, PhD in ‘Architecture of Contemporary Metropolitan Territories’ (ISCTE-IUL). Researcher in DINAMIA’CET and invite professor of ISCTE-IUL, in Department of Architecture and Urbanism. Author of publications, presentations and artistic interventions in the field of urban studies, architecture, creativity and culture. Ricardo is member of Bagabaga Studios cooperative; of the journalism publication – Divergente; and, of Traça - Architecture atelier.

research project at dinâmia'cet-Iscte

The research project analyse how the creative and cultural dynamics influence the vitality and sustainable development of contemporary metropolises. In particular this research analyses the cultural, social, symbolic, physical and economic impact of these dynamics on ‘central’, ‘peripheral’ and ‘marginal’ territories. In parallel, it reflects on the potential of artistic practices, which involve and challenge communities, as a tool for research and for cultural, social, symbolic, ideological, political and economic construction.

Main publications

Costa, P., Lopes. R. V. (2015). “Urban Design, Public Space and the Dynamics of creative
Milieux: A Photographic Approach to Bairro Alto (Lisbon), Grácia (Barcelona) and Vila
Madalena (S o Paulo)”. Journal of Urban Design, 20:1, pp. 28-51.

Costa, P., Lopes, R. V., Bassani, J. (coord.) (2019). BRR2018: Quando a periferia se torna
trendy. DINAMIA’CET – IUL | FAU-USP.

Costa, P. e Lopes, R. V. (2018). “Creative milieus in the metropolis’ periphery: from the
massification of Lisbon’s city centre to the liveliness of ‘Margem Sul’”. In Lazzeretti, L.;
Vecco. M. (Ed.). Creative Industries and Entrepreneurship: Paradigms in Transition

Lopes, R. V. (2021). “Pontes entre margens: a cultura na Área Metropolitana de Lisboa”. Tese de Doutoramento em Arquitetura dos Territórios Metropolitanos Contemporâneos – ISCTE.

“Is street art institutionalizable? Challenges to an alternative urban policy in Lisbon” - Artigo apresentado em AAG 2012, Nova Iorque, EUA; Artigo em publicação na Revista Metropoles, França. Artigo em co-autoria com Pedro Costa

Main projects

FLÂNEUR – New Urban Perspectives, financiado por Creative Europe Culture (03/15-03/17)

CREATCITY - A governance culture for the creative city: urban vitality and international networks, financiado pela FCT (Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia) (2007-2010) (PTDC/AUR/65885/2006)

UrbanoScenes – UrbanoScenes. Imaginários pós-coloniais de urbanização em investigação prospectiva. Portugal e Angola

ICA – Avaliação do Plano Estratégico para o Cinema e a Produção Audiovisual Independente 2014-2018

Stronger Peripheries: A Southern Coalition / Sp

Last update

24 de fevereiro de 2022