Strategic Project 2011-2013

Principal Researcher: Maria Teresa Cruz

Duration: 2011-2014


logo-cecl-largeThe Strategic Project comprises the scientific activities and the strategic research agenda of our research unit. It encompasses three research groups, which integrate all the researchers, the master and doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows whose work is supervised by senior researchers at CECL.

In the context of its Strategic Project, the team developed 4 projects funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), 1 project commissioned by a private Foundation (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation) and 1 project in international partnership. Within these projects, we highlight the significant growth in outputs linked to applied areas ranging from culture and the arts (Project «Public Communication of Art: the case of global and local museums»); cyberculture (Project «Fiction and the Roots of Cyberculture», which investigated the relationship between fiction and literary production and the techno-scientific culture in the twentieth century) and scientific culture and medical imaging (Project «History of Visual Culture of Medicine in Portugal»). In our research, we seek to fulfil objectives of social innovation, as was the case of the project «Tourist Cultures», which made an extensive survey of the sociocultural integration of neo-residents in the southern region of Portugal, aimed at the development of new tourism strategies in the Algarve region, and also the participation in the Project «Tele-health: iDTV –HEALTH», in partnership with the University of Austin Texas, hosted by the research center CICANT / Lusophone University in Lisbon.

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Project for the Interpretive Center Gonçalo Ribeiro Telles

Principal researcher: Maria  Teresa Cruz

Duration: 2013-2014


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Project for the Interpretive Center Gonçalo Ribeiro Telles (Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award in 2013), Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, 2013

CECL developed a set of wall screens with interactive multimedia applications for the new Interpretive Center Gonçalo Ribeiro Telles at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. The multimedia installation was inaugurated on July 20, 2013 and consists of ten videos that depict the work of Landscape Architect Gonçalo Ribeiro Telles in one of Lisbon's most beautiful gardens. The project was coordinated by CECL / FCSH, with the collaboration of CICANT / ULHT.

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History of Visual Culture of Medicine in Portugal

Principal Researcher: António Fernando Cascais

Duration: 2010-2013

Reference: HC/0110/2009


historia cultura visual medicinaCrossing the fields of Communication Science, Technology and Arts, the project History of Visual Culture of Medicine in Portugal aimed to identify, characterize and extensively document the visual culture of medicine in Portugal, in museums and archives with collections of medical and anthropometric images, a work of great magnitude hitherto unknown in our country. Besides books, monographic studies, articles in scientific publications and communications in national and international conferences, the results of the project also include an online gallery of images, available at CECL website.

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Touristic Cultures of neo-residents in the Algarve

Principal Researcher: José Figueiredo Santos

Duration: 2008-2012

Reference: PTDC/CCI767023/2006


culturas turisticasIn the corridors of global nomadism social changes emerge, producing new lifestyles that make obsolete the classical definitions of certain major figures of contemporary mobility. How to think neo-residentialism in the continuum between tourism and migration? Indifferent to its designation, the cultural patterns of neo-residential foreign communities in the Algarve intersect with the touristic development of the region.

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