Keynote Speakers

Prof Dr Maria Assunção Gato. University Institute of Lisbon – Portugal.

Maria Assunção Gato is a researcher at ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, part of the Center for Studies on Socioeconomic Change and the Territory (DINÂMIA’CET-Iscte). Her main research interests lie in the fields of urban anthropology and sociology, where she has explored topics such as spatial values, meanings and consumption, social recomposition, lifestyles, residential dynamics in urban territories and tourism. In parallel, she has developed a second line of research focused on cultural, creative and participatory dynamics, taking into account socio-economic changes and impacts on territories and local communities. Maria Assunção Gato has a PhD in Cultural and Social Anthropology and a Masters in Geography – Territory Management from the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of Universidade Nova de Lisboa. She is currently deputy director of DINÂMIA’CET-Iscte and director of the magazine Cidades, Comunidade e Territórios.

Prof Edgar Eduardo Roa Castillo. University of La Gran Colombia – Colombia.

Architect at Universidad La Gran Colombia, Specialist in Urban Environmental Management, Master in Urban Management, Doctoral Student in Architecture and Urbanism at Universidad del Bio-Bio Chile, Research Professor at Universidad La Gran Colombia, leader of the research nursery ‘LUMI – Lugares do Fedo’, a researcher at Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie Brasil, a researcher at LabCom | UFPel Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil. He has worked in public and private entities in areas such as Project, Construction, Construction Director, Technical Manager, Urban Planning Consultant, Consultant on environmental project management and project management, Audit technician iso 9001, 18000 iso 14001. He has also participated in projects for the analysis and configuration of zonal planning units (UPZ), studies of land use plans and environmental studies.

Prof Dr José Cabral Filho. Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Graduated in Architecture and Urbanism from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (1987), Master in Architectural Studies – University of Sheffield (1993), PhD in Architectural Studies – University of Sheffield (1996), post-doctorate from McGill University/Montreal (2005 ) and post-doctorate at the Royal College of Art/London(2011). He is currently a Full Professor at the School of Architecture at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, where he coordinates the Lagear – Graphic Laboratory for Architectural Experimentation. He is a member of the ASC (American Association of Cybernetics), is on the editorial board of Chora: Intervals in the Philosophy of Architecture (Canada) and is a reviewer for the journal Kybernetes (England), among others. He has been a consultant for international institutions such as Microsoft Research Ltd (UK), SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Canada) and NTNU – Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norway). computational’ (digital design and manufacturing processes, material and physical computing, interactive architecture, etc.), seeking to apply Second Order Cybernetics and the principles of the philosopher Vilém Flusser to the production of an architecture suited to the Brazilian social reality.

Prof Dr Romeu da Silva Vicente. University of Aveiro – Portugal.

Romeu Vicente is an Associate Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Aveiro. In 2008, he completed his PhD in the area of ​​Strategies and Methodologies for Rehabilitation and Urban Risk Assessment. He is deputy director of the Doctoral Program in Civil Engineering and Scientific Coordinator of the Research Unit – RISCO. He teaches subjects in the area of ​​Physics and Construction Technology, Pathology and Rehabilitation in the Civil Engineering curriculum. He guided and advises doctoral and master’s students on the themes of Rehabilitation of existing buildings, Risk Assessment and Rehabilitation and Energy Efficiency. He has coordinated and participated in several national research projects in the area of ​​risk assessment, rehabilitation of existing buildings and innovative construction technology and energy efficiency. He has published a significant number of articles in international and national journals and congresses. He participates in different technical-scientific committees of the CIB International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction. He is a member of the National Commission of Eurocode 6 and of the Board of Studies of the Doctoral program – Analysis and Mitigation of Risks in Infrastructures InfraRisk-. Founding Member and Director of the Passivhaus Zero Energy Association – Portuguese Platform.

Prof Dr Cristóbal Bravo Ferretti. University of Bío-Bío – Chile.

Professor at the Department of Social Sciences. Psychologist, Graduated in Psychology from Diego Portales University; Master in Social Research and Development, Universidad de Concepción; Doctor in Human Sciences, mention Discourse and Culture Universidad Austral de Chile. Cristóbal Bravo currently works at the Department of Social Sciences at the University of Bío-Bío. Cristóbal does research in Community Psychology and Social Psychology. His current project is ‘Initiation Project in Investigation of the University of Bio-Bío DIUBB 162324 3 / I Meanings of the port surroundings of the Bio-Bío Region. An approximation from Environmental Psychology ‘. He is a Visiting Professor at the Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil, at the School of Architecture and Urbanism.