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2nd edition of the Specialized Education in Scenography

From Wednesday, 19.02.2020 to Monday, 20.04.2020
José Capela is one of the most recognized Portuguese set designers. He is cofounder and artistic codirector of mala voadora, with Jorge Andrade, and responsible for the scenography of the shows, and he has worked with multiple Portuguese performing arts institutions (D. Maria II National Theater, São Carlos National Theater, National Ballet Company, among others). He published the set design catalog Ways of Doing Nothing in 2013, he was chairman of the Associação Portuguesa de Cenografia between 2016 and 2018 and he was responsible for the Portuguese official representation at the Prague Quadrienal 2019. He was recently responsible for the design of the permanent exhibition of the Port Wine Museum (1st version on Rua da Reboleira) and the installation Moving the wasteland to the street that occupies the public spaces of the new Bairro Alto Theater, and is currently developing work for the Royal Shakespeare Company in the framework of a project by Tiago Rodrigues. He was nominated for the Prémios Autores for 'best scenographic work' in 2012 and 2017, and was awarded the prize in 2016 for Pirandello by mala voadora.

This course is proposed for professionals and practitioners of the performing arts, namely theatre, but also to everyone interested in the area. It proposes, in a set of post-labour sessions, combining the explanation and discussion of the subject, to construct a general and transdisciplinary view of the evolution of the scenography and the spaces of representation, from the invention of the perspective in the Renaissance to the trends of today's art. The course will approach to the professional practice. This contact with the scenography universe will culminate with an intensive exercise of practical nature.

Application: through the attached form, sent to until February 2nd, together with the mandatory documents, or delivered at the EAUM Secretariat at the Campus de Azurém
Date of the Course: February 19 until May 20
Schedule: Wednesday, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: EAUM - Campus de Azurém, Guimarães
Tuition fee: 290 €

Detailed information in: EAUM: Curso de Formação Especializada em Cenografia

Exhibition “1820. Liberal Revolution of Porto ”

From Thursday, 20.02.2020 to Sunday, 6.09.2020
Até 6 de setembro | Porto
The exhibition “1820. Liberal Revolution of Porto ”, curated by José Manuel Lopes Cordeiro, professor of history at the University of Minho, opens this Thursday at Casa do Infante, in Porto, and will remain open until September. The initiative marks the 200th anniversary of the Liberal Revolution, in a program of the Municipality of Porto that includes half a hundred events, such as an international congress, colloquia, books, concerts, visits and cinema.

The documentary exhibition – UMinho said this Wednesday – starts with the main antecedents of the revolt: the court’s departure for Brazil in 1807; the Napoleonic invasion of Porto and the Ponte das Barcas disaster in 1809; the creation by Prince Regent D. João of the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and Algarves in 1815; the conspiracy of 1817 and the execution of General Gomes Freire de Andrade, who ignited the revolt against the English presence and Marshal Beresford; and the establishment of the secret association Sanhedrin, in Porto, to organize the revolution.

In particular, the exhibition highlights Porto sources from those 40 days that shook the history of Portugal and Brazil two centuries ago. For Lopes Cordeiro, “the main piece is the minutes of the City Council of August 24, 1820, the text of which is entirely covered with black ink, an initiative of D. Miguel’s supporters after the absolutist turnaround”.

“The military pronouncement was made at five in the morning in Campo de Santo Ovídio (today Praça da República) and at eight o’clock everyone was in the Chamber, where the constitution of the Provisional Board of the Supreme Government of the Kingdom was approved, which inaugurated a new regime ”, he explains. The professor at the UMinho Institute of Social Sciences and researcher at the Interdisciplinary Center for Social Sciences (CICS) was somewhat surprised to find that the document was historically almost forgotten, although it was then transcribed in the local press, published in pamphlets and republished in Lisbon newspapers when the capital joined the movement.

Liberalism Victory

The definitive victory of liberalism was in 1834, with the Miguelist defeat in the civil war, after the failed siege of Porto, but José Manuel Lopes Cordeiro focused the exhibition until July 4, 1821, when the king landed in Lisbon. “The main objectives were fulfilled: the king and the court returned to the country, the English influence in the military was over and there was already a provisional document of the Constitution”, he observes.

In April, the historian launches a book that discusses the whole process of this first attempt to implant liberalism in Portugal. This book largely surpasses the catalog function of the exhibition, which will remain open until September 6 and has guided tours, with free entry from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 to 17:30, and ending on Monday and holidays.

Calls for the award of two research studentships

From Wednesday, 11.03.2020 to Thursday, 21.05.2020
The University of Minho (UM) opens a call for the award of two research studentships in the area of Economics and one research studentship in the area of Business Administration, under the FCT Regulation for Research Studentships (RBI) and the Research Fellow Holder Statute (EBI).
The studentships will be funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) under the collaboration Protocol for Funding the Multiannual Research Scholarship Plan for PhD Students, as celebrated between FCT and the Centre for Research in Economics and Management (NIPE), reference no. 3182.

The calls were publicized in the Eracareers:
• Reference UM/BI_DE/NIPE - two scholarships in the scientific area of Economics:

• Reference UM/BI_DCE/NIPE - one scholarship in the scientific area of Business Administration:

The call runs between 30 March and May 21, 2020, at 17:00 (GMT).
Applications and application support documents requested for in this Notice of Opening of Competition must be submitted by e-mail at with the references (“UM/BI_DE/NIPE" or "UM/BI_DCE/NIPE").

Call for PhD Studentships_Business Administration

Call for PhD Studentships_Economics

Farfetch Challenge - Visual Retrieval

From Thursday, 12.03.2020 to Sunday, 12.04.2020
The goal
The goal of this challenge is to use methods from the Computer Vision domain to identify the product_id of a particular product of an outfit image given its category and images of the whole catalogue of products.

You should organize yourselves as a team of 4 elements. You have 1 month to solve the problem, it starts at 2020-03-12 and ends at 2020-04-12.
Win Headphones MARSHALL Major III (one for each element) + Farfetch Office Tour to know our DS Teams.

Registration here.
Access to the Dataset here.*

More Information
Please, find more information and details on the challenge here.

* By accepting these Rules and therefore entering the Farfetch Challenge, you may access and use the Data solely and exclusively for the purposes of participating in the Farfetch Challenge. In no event whatsoever, will you be able to use the Data for any commercial purposes. You also hereby agree that your participation in the Farfetch Challenge shall not be construed as having or being granted a license (expressly, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise) under, or any right of ownership in, any of the Data and you will be bound to comply and preserve any copyright protected Data which you will access within the Farfetch Challenge. You also acknowledge and agree that by entering the Farfetch Challenge and submitting your Solution, you will be granting Farfetch with a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and worldwide License to develop and test your submitted Solution and any models or datasets therein contained. Under this License, your Solution may lawfully be used by Farfetch to feed its recommendation algorithms, to build and/or reinforce its datasets of products which form groups of outfits and to improve and/or otherwise test its recommendation system, as well as any other purpose to be decided by Farfetch at its sole discretion. This provision will survive termination of the Farfetch Challenge.

2nd Edition of the Specialized Education in Scenography

From Wednesday, 19.02.2020 to Wednesday, 20.05.2020
Promoted by EAUM, this course, directed by José Capela with the collaboration of João Cabeleira, aims to build a general and transdisciplinary view of the evolution of scenography and spaces of representation, from the invention of perspective in the Renaissance, to today's art trends (making some approximations to his own universe of work). This contact with the scenography issues will culminate in an intensive practical exercise.

The course will start on February 19th, for a period of 12 weeks, and it will be held on Wednesdays, from 18:00 to 22:00, at EAUM, Campus de Azurém, in Guimarães.

Detailed information and applications: