Susana Milão – Short Bio

Ph.D. degree by the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto – FAUP (2014). Master in Restoration of Architectural Heritage (ETSA Corunha, 1996) with FCT scholarship, and equivalence to the Master’s degree in Built Heritage (FEUP, 2006). Bachelor degree in Architecture by FAUP (1995). with internship at CRUARB-CH in the Historic Center of Porto. Currently, is Assistant Professor at the Department of Architecture and Multimedia Gallaecia (DAMG) at Portucalense University(UPT). She has experience in academic management and project coordination, having been Board member of ESAP – Escola Superior Artística do Porto from 2003 to 2008; and of the Directorate of CESAP – Cooperativa de Ensino Superior Artístico do Porto from 2009 to 2015. She was Director of the Architecture Department at ESAP (2015-17). She has teaching experience in Architecture undergraduate courses (2000 to 2018) and in the Animation and Cultural Production undergraduate course (2003-2013) at ESAP. She worked as an associated researcher at the Research Laboratory in Architecture and Design (LIAD) at ESAP. She collaborated with several ateliers and architects. Since 2004, she has been part of a multidisciplinary collective – Ideias Emergentes – Architecture, Art and Cultural Production, where she has been in charge of the Curation and Management of applied research projects. Among her most recent and relevant publications of 2022 are: Textile Talks, Educational Futures with the LA2PT edition and the publication of articles in the “Revista de Guimarães”, a magazine promoted by the municipality of Guimarães, Portugal. The main teaching and research interests are related to an experimental professional practice in which architecture is positioned in an environment of permanent disciplinary interactions. The process and method are applied in any creation and research projects. Sustainability and community engagement issues emerge as transversal concerns to the design. Keywords: Theory and History of Architecture, Design Project, Cultural Built Heritage, Creative City, Sustainability and Community Participation, Museography.
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