Amanda Midori

Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto

phd student // FCT studentship

PhD student in Art Education (Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto, Portugal). Master in Art and Design for Public Space (Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto, Portugal). Specialized in Inclusive Education (Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas, São Paulo, Brazil). Bachelor and Degree in Visual Arts (Institute of Arts of the Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho, Brazil). Amanda Midori acquired a scholarship from Programa de Bolsas Luso Brasileiras Santander Universities. Amanda Midori acted as a tutor-teacher of Higher Education in the EAD modality at the FMU/FIAM-FAAM Educational Complex, São Paulo, Brazil. Amanda Midori was a Science and Technology Management Scholar from FCT at the Research Institute in Art, Design and Society – i2ADS/FBAUP. Amanda Midori is currently a PhD Scholar from FCT and a researcher at i2ADS/FBAUP.


Thesis title
“Art for All?”: Elvira Leite and the challenges of an acting between the artistic and the educational

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This project focuses on the study of the artistic-educational practice of Elvira Leite (Porto, 1936), a plastic artist and educator who, from 1960 to the present, works at the intersection and displacement between the artistic and the educational, becoming one of the most relevant figures in the constitution of the field of action of artistic education in Portugal. An exhaustive study of her practices – games, books, projects and artistic-educational strategies – will be carried out, constituting through them a historical and experimental archive, permeated by the perspective of her practice in a national and international panorama of experiences that crossed art education and artistic practice in the second half of the twentieth century, and that triggered, at the end of the 2000s, the emergence of the educational turn as a field of discussion in contemporary arts. This movement, formulated here as an epistemological lens, is mobilized and problematized in the tensions and potentialities it opens to think about the intersection of art and education.

Catarina Martins (supervisor) e Rita Bredariolli (co-supervisor)


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