National network

Hilson Filho Cunha is PhD in Life Sciences, specializing in Public Health, Faculty of Medical Sciences, New University of Lisbon. He is also BA in Architecture and Urbanism, and also BA in Psychopedagogy. In 2002 he completed the Master of Public Health at the National Public Health and School of the New University of Lisbon. Since 1992, he works on prevention and treatment of substance use (alcohol, tobacco and other drugs), and since 1999 he also acts on the field of tobacco control and alcohol and drug policies, representing NGOs before various government agencies. He also collaborates as a university lecturer and is a researcher in Public Health since 2002. He has published dozens of policy-oriented works on alcohol, tobacco and other drugs’ use and abuse. These books address issues such as public policy, epidemiology, health promotion and protection, law, health problems associated with the use, organization of health care and more effective therapeutic approaches.


João Carlos Martins holds a BA and PhD in Sociology and a Master in Urban Anthropology. Today is a postdoctoral researcher on the H2020 funded project: “ROCK: Regeneration and Optimization of Cultural Heritage in Creative and Knowledge Cities”, at Instituto de Ciências Sociais, Universidade de Lisboa. The research project develops its study in the riverside territories of Marvila and Beato in Lisbon. Dr. Martins research explores the multidimensional changes on socially and spatially deprived urban spaces and its relationship with contemporary commodification of cities cultural heritage. Has been also working on the multiple areas of public and private interest on the urban regeneration of post-recession cities and their former industrial territories. Recently, has worked as a scientific advisor on some municipally funded pilot projects, under the initiative BIP/ZIP, on the fields of Nightlife (Cais do Sodre) and Social Housing (Marvila).


Rosa Fina holds a PhD in Contemporary History from the University of Lisbon Portuguese Studies, Language and Modern Literature from the University of Lisbon (2003), MA in Culture Sciences & Arts from the European Sciences Institute “Padre Manuel Antunes”. Her thesis focus on the urban night in Portuguese culture during both the 18th and 19th centuries. Her postdoctoral research focuses on the urban night in Lisbon during the twentieth century. Fina is currently researcher in the Institute of Contemporary History at the Faculty of Social & Human Sciences at the New University of Lisbon as well as at the Centre of Portuguese Literature and Culture at the University of Lisbon.


Ricardo Campos is MA in Sociology and PhD in Visual Anthropology, and is currently enrolled at CICS.Nova (Centro Interdisciplinar de Ciências Sociais da Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas) as Sneior Reseracher. He is also Visiting Lecturer at Universidade Aberta, teaching in the MA courses on International Relations. Campos is coordinator of the Portuguese-Brazilin Network on Art and Urban Interventions (RAIU), also of the Research Group on Visual Culture from the Portuguese Association of Communication Studies. Campos is founder and co-editor of the scientific journal Cadernos de Arte & Antropologia. Currently, Campos is PI of the research grant “Trans_Urb_Arts, emergent urban arts in Lisbon and São Paulo”. Over the years Campos has been researching in several research centers, focusing on the themes of urban juvenile cultures, urban art, digital media, visual anthropology and visual culture, with various chapters of books and articles in national and international magazines on these issues. Among many others, Campos is author of Introdução à cultura Visual. Abordagens teóricas e metodológicas (2013), Porque pintamos a cidade? Uma abordagem etnográfica ao graffiti urbano (2010), co-editor of relevant books such as, e.g., Uma cidade de Imagens (2011), Popular & Visual Culture: Design, Circulation and Consumption (2014), and Transglobal Sounds. Music, indentity and migrant descendants, (2016).


Cristian Emanuel Adorean is PhD Student at the Faculty of Social & Human Sciences, New University of Lisbon and, additionally, he is member of the CCAU Cluj-Napoca – Centre of Research on Settlements and Urbanism. Cristian holds a Bachelor’s degree in Spatial Planning and a Master´s degree in Regional Development and Planning from the Faculty of Geography, Babeș-Bolyai University (Cluj-Napoca, Romania). His research is centred on urban planning, urban design, public space, territorial identity, urban nightlife and GIS.


Paula Guerra holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Porto. She is currently Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of the Arts (FLUP) and Adjunct Associate Professor at the Griffith Centre for Cultural Research (GCCR) in Australia. Her research aims to search for a new actual interpretative paradigm regarding the urban youth musical cultures. Specific interest in the punk culture singularity and its importance are centra for Prof. Guerra to interpret contemporary youth cultures. She particularly focuses on the approach of the punk artistic and discursive production as contemporary identity frames, incepting plural methodology in order to study the Portuguese punk scenes.