Heritage, Art, Creation for Climate Change - Living the City: Catalyzing spaces for learning, Creation and Action Towards Climate Change

Climate change is a world problem and although its effects are not widely recognized by the entire scientific community, it increasingly affects the daily lives of societies, generating socioeconomic instability and uncertainty in the future, to the point of considering that, we live in a new geological Era: the Anthropocene (Lewis & Maslin, 2018). In a local scale focused in Porto and its metropolitan area this project aims to gather an interdisciplinary framework towards the Europe Horizon Mission Adaptation to Climate change including societal transformations, through the approach of Cultural Heritage, Art creation (CITAR- CBQF) and Local Governance Institutions (CEGE), to enhance citizen engagement with this issue (CIIS and CEDH). Accordingly, the project includes three research lines, one based in Heritage Protection working with topics as Monitoring, Vandalism, Rehabilitation and Tourism will try to highlight the importance of changing collective behaviours towards a healthier urban life. The second research line, more connected with Art and Education will use artistic practices and Creative Industries resources as well audio-visual creation to promote knowledge about Climate change with different publics, namely new learning media for primary and secondary students. The third line will be more concentrated in evaluating what is already being done in Portugal to face Climate Change within the international scenario (CEGE CIIS) and make the diagnosis of needs and regulation, and institutions and citizens’ empowerment with the main topics of line one and two(CIIS)


Funding: 587K

Period: 24 months (June2021 til April 2023)

Main researcher: PI – Eduarda Vieira (CITAR); Co-PI – Patricia Moreira (CITAR)

State: Ongoing

Research group: Heritage and Conservation-Restoration