Platform for Urban Art and Culture




Passeio (the Portuguese word for walk) is a Platform for the study of art and urban culture. Our entry point are city streets – architecture, urbanism and decorative arts, urban art, everyday urban life, trade and crafts, sport and urban hobbies, entertainment and performing arts, outdoor advertising – their images, their stories and the technological connections that extend the layout of city streets and networks.

Focusing on the daily actions that take place on city streets, ranging from the accordionist’s dance step to the pose of the living statue and street-seller’s cry,

we want to recover the memories shared by pedestrians and residents: the memories of shopping stores, coffee-shops, the life stories of street artists and traders, the testimonies of ethnic and cultural minorities inhabiting the city.

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The platform is one of the research projects of the Communication and Society Research Centre (CECS) that was designed within the strategic action framework for the years 2015-2020.



Passeio: about us (research project and research team).

Gallery:  short essays’ from Passeio, in various formats: visual, audio, written, multimedia. It gathers contributions from our team of researchers and other collaborators with an interest in the themes of Passeio.

Media Library:  sources of information and research database on urban art and culture. It includes contributions from our team, CECS researchers, and others working in the area.

News Kiosk: clippings about art and urban culture from online media.

Calendar: agenda of art and urban culture events (e.g. popular parties, festivals, exhibitions, and scientific meetings

Map: mapping the collection of short essays from Passeio presented at the Gallery.

Contacts: team & Research Centre (CECS)



Coordinators: Helena Pires (CECS/UM) | Zara Pinto-Coelho (CECS/UM)

CECS Researchers :Fábio Marques | João Sarmento | Martin Dale | Silvana Mota-Ribeiro | Thatiana Veronez | Teresa Lima | Francisco Mesquita| Cynthia Luderer | Vinícius Zuanazzi | Abílio Almeida

Researchers in the other centres/ Universities: Anabela Carvalho (ICS/UMinho) | Cíntia Sanmartin Fernandes (UERJ) | Evripides Zantides (Universidade de Tecnologia do Chipre) | Madeleine Müller (ESPM) | Teresa Mora (ICS/UM) | Ricardo Campos (CICS.Nova)|Edmundo Cordeiro (Universidade Lusófona)| Luís Fernandes (FPCEUP)| João Rosmaninho (Lab2PT)

Artists: Catarina de Sousa | Eduardo Bueso |  João Martinho Moura | Pedro Seromenho | Ece Canli | Carlos Norton

Consultants Council: Álvaro Domingues (CEAU-FAUP) | Fabio La Rocca (Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3)| Miguel Bandeira (ICS/UM)

Curators Council : Cristina Mendanha (Arte Total) | Helena Mendes Pereira (Zet Gallery) | Luís Fernandes (GNRation) | Sofia Afonso (Centésima Página) | António Gonçalves (Museu Nogueira da Silva)