Eliana Penedos

Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto

Integrated member at ID+ Research Institute for Design, Media and Culture, LUME Unexpected Media Lab and collaborator researcher at LIDA – Research Laboratory in Design and Arts. Researcher within national and international funded projects, including “Wisdom Transfer (WT)”, “Afro-Ibero-America Masks”, “Stories from Both Sides” a Social Research project funded by the New European Bauhaus Climate-Kic initiative and currently Co-PI of the FCT funded project Echoing the Communal Self: designing the dissemination and replication of self-initiated practices in underprivileged urban communities in a post-pandemic world (EXPL/ART-DAQ/0037/2). Since 2005, Professor of Design for BA and MA courses on Design Labs, Motion Graphics, Web Design and Video, Web History & Culture, Illustration & Digital Animation and Design. Since 2022 invited professor at Faculty of Fine Arts University of Porto. Lectures within the Master in Design for Health and Wellbeing at the School of Fine Arts and Design (ESAD.CR) of the Polytechnic of Leiria, supervising several master students in different multidisciplinary approaches such as Health Communication, Health Design Thinking and the improvement of health procedures through design, in direct collaboration with health professionals, patients and health institutions. She did her Post-PhD at the Faculty of Fine Arts University of Porto – FBAUP working on ¿The School of Carlos Ramos – A Decade of Invisible Stories at ESBAP: 1957 to ¿67¿, which aimed to recover, understand, and inscribe the historical circumstances behind the establishment of the “School of Porto” as well as the pedagogical methodologies and practices resulting from this chain of thought. Eliana took her PhD at the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Valencia, Spain, focusing research on the field of Social Sciences with an emphasis on Digital Media, Local Memories, Portuguese Design Heritage, Design Education, Augmented Reality and Immersive Drawing through Virtual Reality. She has also contributed to the coordination and curatorship of seminars, academic workshops, pedagogical projects and exhibitions and is the hair of several scientific conferences and forums, namely DIGICOM (The 5th International Conference on Design & Digital Communication), The PhD Design Research Annual Forum at the University of Porto and the University of Aveiro and is currently a member of the Organising Committee of The European Conference on Arts, Design & Education (ECADE) – The International Academic Forum (IAFOR).


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