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Programa das Comemoração: Centenário do Nascimento do Arquiteto Fernando Távora

From Friday, 30.06.2023 to Monday, 30.09.2024
Secção Regional Norte da Ordem dos Arquitectos, no Porto
To commemorate the Centenary of the Birth of Architect Fernando Távora, the School of Architecture, Art and Design of the University of Minho joined the Order of Architects, the Marques da Silva Foundation, the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto, and the Department of Architecture of the University of Coimbra in organizing a joint program of initiatives to celebrate the life and work of the architect Fernando Távora. With an itinerant exhibition, colloquiums, open classes and guided tours to Távora's works as its central core, the program will also aggregate a set of initiatives specific to the partner institutions, such as book launches, edition of maps, workshops and meetings. The celebrations for the Centennial of the Birth of Architect Fernando Távora began today, June 30, at 11:30 a.m., at the Northern Regional Section of the Portuguese Architects' Association, in Oporto, with a Press Conference to present the Program that will take place between August 2023 and September 2024 (attached Program).

Seminar and Workshop

From Thursday, 7.12.2023 to Monday, 11.12.2023
The Seminar will take place via Zoom on 7 December, from 16:30 to 17:30.

The Workshop will take place in person on 11 January 2024, from 4.30pm to 7.30pm (room to be determined) at Garagem Avenida in Guimarães.

These two initiatives, led by designer Raúl Pinto, are organized by Professors Paula Trigueiros

Participation is free, although registration is required via the following link:

“Design, being a discipline that focuses on form-giving, cannot design life itself as it has no perceivable material dimension. Instead, designers tend to manipulate the fostering substrate of living systems to obtain certain outco-mes. Design in this context becomes a negotiator between the agendas of both humans and non-humans, and requires a high level of solidarity.

Raúl Pinto is a designer and founder of EstúdioAma ( He also teaches Industrial Design at the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Izmir, Turkey.

Further information at:

Exhibition "Ruins and Fragments"

From Wednesday, 6.12.2023 to Wednesday, 13.12.2023
Garagem Avenida - Guimarães
The exhibition will be on display at Garagem Avenida from 6 to 13 December, with opening hours from Wednesday to Friday, from 14h00 to 17h00. The opening of the exhibition will take place on 6 December at 5pm in the presence of the curator and the artists. On 13 December, the book "Deindustrialisation, still" will be presented.

Ruins and Fragments presents artistic processes and productions developed from activations at Fábrica do Arquinho, in Guimarães, during the first half of 2023. The curatorial project* aims to understand the narratives that this industrial ruin and its vestiges contain and provoke, considering its interstitial condition, between previous industrial use and the future rehabilitation project. The artists' responses to this enquiry encompass various languages - objects, performance recordings, audio recordings, experimental photographs and writing - and are above all a procedural display of the fieldwork carried out in (and on) this factory. The artistic proposals focus on recording the entropy of space, experimenting with the heterotopia of this anti-monumentality and the double gesture of inventing and inventorying, including, in some cases, decomposition and forgetting as intrinsic elements in the construction of the works.

* The exhibition's curatorial research is part of Beatriz Duarte's PhD project in Art Education (i2ADS-FBAUP), funded by the FCT (ref.2021.04620.BD) and entitled "Contemporary heritage re-signified: curatorial strategies and artistic mediation of recent pasts", with scientific guidance from Inês Moreira (CEAA-ESAP) and Thiago Assis (i2ADS-FBAUP).

EULUSO project organizes two seminars on ECOWAS-EU relations and maritime security agreements in the South Atlantic

From Monday, 11.12.2023 to Monday, 11.12.2023
The Jean Monnet Module European Union External Relations with the Lusophone World will organize two EULUSO online seminars on November 28 and December 11, 2023. The seminars will focus on “The main contemporary challenges in relations between ECOWAS and the European Union. The case of Cape Verde” by Odair Barros Varela, Professor at the University of Cape Verde, and “Interagency approaches to maritime security agreements in the South Atlantic” by Sabrina Medeiros, Professor at Lusófona University. Laura Ferreira-Pereira, Professor in the Department of Political Science at the School of Economics and Management at the University of Minho and a researcher at the Political Science Research Center (CICP), will provide the scientific guidance.
The Jean Monnet modules are part of the Jean Monnet “Teaching and Research” actions, which aim to promote teaching and research excellence in European Union studies worldwide.

Watch the seminars via the link:

PhD Viva of Doctoral Programme in Chemical and Biological Engineering - Tânia Raquel Rodrigues Grainha

Monday, 11.12.2023
Location: As provas serão realizadas na Sala de Reuniões da Escola de Engenharia da Universidade do Minho (CA-01-00-42-22), no Campus de Azurém, em Guimarães, com a presença de público limitado a um número máximo de vinte pessoas.

Time: 14:30

Supervisor: Maria Olívia Pereira; Diana Filipa Barros Alves

President: Doutor António Augusto Martins de Oliveira Soares Vicente, Professor Catedrático do Departamento de Engenharia Biológica da Escola de Engenharia da Universidade do Minho.
Doutora Lígia Raquel Marona Rodrigues, Professora Associada com Agregação do Departamento de Engenharia Biológica da Escola de Engenharia da Universidade do Minho;
Doutora Luciana Calheiros Ferreira Gomes, Professora Auxiliar do Departamento de Engenharia Química da Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto;
Doutora Isabel Cristina Aguiar de Sousa e Silva Gouveia, Professora Auxiliar do Departamento de Ciência e Tecnologia Têxteis da Universidade da Beira Interior;
Doutora Maria Olívia Baptista Pereira, Professora Auxiliar do Departamento de Engenharia Biológica da Escola de Engenharia da Universidade do Minho.
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