Organising Committee

The Organising Committee of The European Conference on Arts, Design & Education (ECADE) is composed of distinguished academics who are experts in their fields. Organising Committee members may also be members of IAFOR's International Academic Advisory Board. The Organising Committee is responsible for nominating and vetting Keynote and Featured Speakers; developing the conference programme, including special workshops, panels, targeted sessions, and so forth; event outreach and promotion; recommending and attracting future Organising Committee members; working with IAFOR to select PhD students and early career academics for IAFOR-funded grants and scholarships; and overseeing the reviewing of abstracts submitted to the conference.


  • Heitor Alvelos
    Heitor Alvelos
    University of Porto, Portugal
  • Susana Barreto
    Susana Barreto
    University of Porto, Portugal
  • Anne Boddington
    Anne Boddington
    Kingston University, United Kingdom
  • Joseph Haldane
    Joseph Haldane
    The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Japan
  • Donald E. Hall
    Donald E. Hall
    University of Rochester, USA
  • Cláudia Raquel Lima
    Cláudia Raquel Lima
    ID+ / Unexpected Media Lab, University of Porto & Lusófona University, Portugal
  • Michael Menchaca
    Michael Menchaca
    University of Hawai’i at Manoa, United States
  • Eliana Penedos-Santiago
    Eliana Penedos-Santiago
    ID+ / Unexpected Media Lab, University of Porto & Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal

Conference Communication Team

  • Aurora dos Campos
    Aurora dos Campos
    University of Porto, Portugal
  • Ana Almeida Pinto
    Ana Almeida Pinto
    University of Porto, Portugal
  • Gustavo Romeiro
    Gustavo Romeiro
    University of Porto, Portugal

Heitor Alvelos
University of Porto, Portugal

Biography

Heitor Alvelos is Associate Professor at the University of Porto, where he directs the PhD Program on Design and the Unexpected Media Lab at the ID+ Research Center for Design, Media & Culture. He is currently Chairman of the Scientific Board for Humanities & Social Sciences at the Foundation for Science & Technology, Executive Board Member of the European Academy of Design, and a Member of Academia Europaea. Heitor has spoken as a conference keynote and professor at academic and business institutions around the world, and has also provided consultancy for the Portuguese Ministry of Science, the UK Arts & Humanities Research Council, and the EU Commission's New European Bauhaus (on behalf of Portugal).

Heitor curated the FuturePlaces Media Lab for Citizenship from 2008 to 2017 (with the University of Texas at Austin), and has recently completed the coordination of the FCT/H2020 project "Anti-Amnesia: Design Research as an Agent for Narrative and Material Regeneration and Reinvention of Vanishing Portuguese Manufacturing CVultures and Techniques".

As a designer/media artist, Heitor has worked with Touch (UK), Tuxedomoon (BE/USA), Radio Manobras (PT), KREV (SE), Ash international (UK), The Tapeworm (DE/UK), Visible (ES), 333 (DE/PT) and Stopestra (PT), among others.

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Susana Barreto
University of Porto, Portugal

Biography

Susana Barreto is a Design Educator and Researcher at the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Porto. Susana has worked in London, at Central Saint Martins where she completed her PhD and PostDoc at the Macau Polytechnic. Her scholarly inquiry is focused on the role of ethics in visual communication, design and crime, cross-cultural design and plural narratives in design through local stories. For the last two years, Susana has been involved in two research projects focusing on the preservation of specialised knowledge at risk of disappearance that is embedded in individual experiences of retired professors, researchers, and practitioners in the fields of arts, crafts, and design. She has collaborated with Research Government Departments and supervised PhD and Master’s students. She is currently involved in two projects: “Stories from Both Sides: Towards a Collective Narrative” and “Vision for the Neiva River Mouth”, funded by the New European Bauhaus and Motirô – an international network researching celebrations as testimonies. Susana is a member of the ID+ Research Institute for Design Media and Culture - LUME: Unexpected Media Lab.

Anne Boddington
Kingston University, United Kingdom

Biography

Anne Boddington is Professor of Design Innovation, Pro Vice Chancellor for Research, Business and Innovation at Kingston University in the UK and recently appointed as the Sub Panel Chair for Art & Design: History, Practice & Theory for the UK’s Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021. Professor Boddington has extensive experience of the leadership, management and evaluation of art and design education and art and design research in higher education across the UK and internationally. She is an experienced chair and has held trustee and governance roles across the creative and cultural sector including as trustee of the Design Council, an independent Governor, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), an affiliate member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), a member of the executive of the Council for Higher Education in Art & Design (CHEAD) and a member of the advisory board of the Arts & Humanities Research Council. She has an international reputation in creative education and research and has been a partner, a collaborator, a reviewer and evaluator for a wide range of international projects and reviews across Differemt nations in Europe, the Middle East, Southern and East Asia and North America.

Joseph Haldane
The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Japan

Biography

Joseph Haldane is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of IAFOR. He is responsible for devising strategy, setting policies, forging institutional partnerships, implementing projects, and overseeing the organisation’s business and academic operations, including research, publications and events.

Dr Haldane holds a PhD from the University of London in 19th-century French Studies, and has had full-time faculty positions at the University of Paris XII Paris-Est Créteil (France), Sciences Po Paris (France), and Nagoya University of Commerce and Business (Japan), as well as visiting positions at the French Press Institute in the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas (France), The School of Journalism at Sciences Po Paris (France), and the School of Journalism at Moscow State University (Russia).

Dr Haldane’s research and teaching is on history, politics, international affairs and international education, as well as governance and decision making. Since 2015 he has been a Guest Professor at The Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) at Osaka University, where he teaches on the postgraduate Global Governance Course, and is Co-Director of the OSIPP-IAFOR Research Centre, an interdisciplinary think tank situated within Osaka University.

A Member of the World Economic Forum’s Expert Network for Global Governance, Dr Haldane is also a Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Philology at the University of Belgrade (Serbia), a Visiting Professor at the School of Business at Doshisha University (Japan), where he teaches Ethics and Governance on the MBA programme, and a Member of the International Advisory Council of the Department of Educational Foundations at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s College of Education (USA), collaborating on the development of the Global PhD programme.

Dr Haldane has given invited lectures and presentations to universities and conferences around the world, including at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, and advised universities, NGOs and governments on issues relating to international education policy, public-private partnerships, and multi-stakeholder forums. He was the project lead on the 2019 Kansai Resilience Forum, held by the Japanese Government through the Prime Minister’s Office and the Cabinet Office in collaboration with IAFOR.

From 2012 to 2014, Dr Haldane served as Treasurer of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (Chubu Region) and he is currently a Trustee of the HOPE International Development Agency (Japan). He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society in 2012, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2015.

Donald E. Hall
University of Rochester, USA

Biography

Donald E. Hall is Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering at the University of Rochester, USA. Prior to moving to Rochester, he was Dean of Arts and Sciences at Lehigh University, USA. Dean Hall has published widely in the fields of British Studies, Gender Theory, Cultural Studies, and Professional Studies. Over the course of his career, he served as Jackson Distinguished Professor of English and Chair of the Department of English (and previously Chair of the Department of Foreign Languages) at West Virginia University. Before that, he was Professor of English and Chair of the Department of English at California State University, Northridge, where he taught for 13 years. He is a recipient of the University Distinguished Teaching Award at CSUN, was a visiting professor at the National University of Rwanda, was Lansdowne Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the University of Victoria (Canada), was Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Cultural Studies at Karl Franzens University in Graz, Austria, and was Fulbright Specialist at the University of Helsinki. He has also taught in Sweden, Romania, Hungary, and China. He served on numerous panels and committees for the Modern Language Association (MLA), including the Task Force on Evaluating Scholarship for Tenure and Promotion, and the Convention Program Committee. In 2012, he served as national President of the Association of Departments of English. From 2013-2017, he served on the Executive Council of the MLA.

His current and forthcoming work examines issues such as professional responsibility and academic community-building, the dialogics of social change and activist intellectualism, and the Victorian (and our continuing) interest in the deployment of instrumental agency over our social, vocational, and sexual selves. Among his many books and editions are the influential faculty development guides, The Academic Self and The Academic Community, both published by Ohio State University Press. Subjectivities and Reading Sexualities: Hermeneutic Theory and the Future of Queer Studies were both published by Routledge Press. Most recently he and Annamarie Jagose, of the University of Auckland, co-edited a volume titled The Routledge Queer Studies Reader. Though he is a full-time administrator, he continues to lecture worldwide on the value of a liberal arts education and the need for nurturing global competencies in students and interdisciplinary dialogue in and beyond the classroom.

Professor Donald E. Hall is a Vice-President of IAFOR. He is Chair of the Arts, Humanities, Media & Culture division of the International Academic Advisory Board.

Cláudia Raquel Lima
ID+ / Unexpected Media Lab, University of Porto & Lusófona University, Portugal

Biography

Researcher at ID+ / Unexpected Media Lab – Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Porto and lecturer at Lusófona University, Cláudia Lima participated in the project "Wisdom Transfer: Towards the scientific inscription of individual legacies in contexts of retirement from art and design higher education and research", financed by FCT - Foundation for Science and Technology, in which she studied the career of artists trained at the School of Fine Arts of Porto and pedagogical practices in this school during the April 25th Revolution period. Following these studies, she developed a post PhD on the first teaching practices in Design in higher education. Her research interests also include the study of photography as a social document. On these subjects she participated in international conferences and published book chapters and extensively in international journals. She is currently collaborating in “Afro-Ibero-America Masks”, a Brazil/Portugal project that gathers and disseminates testimonies of artists, organizers and performers and works in the crafts of sacred and profane rites.

She has been involved in the coordination of events including conferences, symposiums, seminars, exhibitions, and workshops; she has coordinated academic projects in collaboration with institutions such as Portuguese Red Cross and Alzheimer Portugal Association, which aim at promoting a socially conscious design practice and responding to human needs.

Her PhD in Digital Media (University of Porto), financed by national funds, was focused on the study of communication practices of public libraries on the web and resulted in the publication of the book Biblioteca em Rede: Comunicação Integrada no Contexto das Culturas Participativas [Library Network: Integrated communication in the context of participatory cultures].

Michael Menchaca
University of Hawai’i at Manoa, United States

Biography

Michael Menchaca is Chair of the Department of Learning Design and Technology at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. He specialises in distance education, and has designed, implemented, and coordinated online and hybrid programs for over 20 years. He serves as editor for the IAFOR Journal of Education: Technology in Education Edition. He was an IT specialist for many years in the public and private sector. He teaches and conducts research in the areas of online learning, technology integration, and social justice with technology.

Keynote Presentation (2022) | Design and Technology in Online Spaces: Health, Work, Education and the Future
Eliana Penedos-Santiago
ID+ / Unexpected Media Lab, University of Porto & Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal

Biography

Integrated member at ID+ Research Institute for Design, Media and Culture, LUME Unexpected Media Lab, collaborating as a researcher within national and international funded projects, including Wisdom Transfer (WT), Afro-Ibero-America Masks, and Stories from Both Sides.

She did her Post-PhD at the Faculty of Fine Arts University of Porto - FBAUP working on “The School of Carlos Ramos - A Decade of Invisible Stories at ESBAP: 1957 to ‘67”, which aimed to recover, understand, and inscribe the historical circumstances behind the establishment of the "School of Porto" as well as the pedagogical methodologies and practices resulting from this chain of thought.

Eliana took her PhD at the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Valencia, Spain, focusing research on the field of Social Sciences with an emphasis on Digital Media, Local Memories, Portuguese Design Heritage, Design Education, Women Designers and Online Education.

She has also contributed to the coordination and curatorship of seminars, academic workshops, pedagogical projects and exhibitions and is the hair of several scientific conferences and forums, namely DIGICOM (The 5th International Conference on Design & Digital Communication) and The PhD Design Research Annual Forum at the University of Porto and the University of Aveiro.

Since 2005, Eliana has been Professor of Design for BA and MA courses on Design Labs, Motion Graphics, Web Design and Video, Web History & Culture, Illustration & Digital Animation and Design for Health and Wellbeing.

Aurora dos Campos
University of Porto, Portugal

Biography

Aurora dos Campos is a Brazilian scenographer based in Portugal. Aurora is a PhD candidate at the Doctoral Program in Visual Arts, School of Fine Arts, University of Porto, funded with a grant by the Science and Technology Foundation of Portugal (FCT), as well as a research member at the Research Institute for Art, Design, and Society (i2ADS). Aurora has a Master's in Art and Design for the Public Space from the University of Porto and a Bachelor's degree in Performance Design from the University of Rio de Janeiro. She has been the recipient of prestigious awards for her scenography projects in Brazil and is a member of the Board of APCEN - Portuguese Association of Scenography.

www.auroradoscampos.com

Ana Almeida Pinto
University of Porto, Portugal

Biography

Ana Almeida Pinto is a PhD candidate of the Doctoral Program in Fine Arts, Faculty of Art & Design at the University of Porto (FBAUP), and a research member at the Research Institute for Design, Media and Culture (ID+). A sculptor and visual artist, Pinto's practice approaches notions of territory as seen through its heritage and traditions. Since 2007, Pinto's work has been exhibited in multiple Portuguese art galleries and cultural spaces and her public work can be found in places such as Monção, Barcelos, Porto and Braga. Pinto's research is supported by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT).

Gustavo Romeiro
University of Porto, Portugal

Biography

Gustavo Romeiro is a Product Designer at Critical TechWorks, a partnership between BMW Group and Critical Software. In 2021, Gustavo graduated with an MA in Art & Design for the Public Space from the Faculty of Art & Design at the University of Porto (FBAUP), Portugal. Gustavo also has an MSc in Human-Computer Interaction from the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Porto (FEUP), Portugal and a BA in Communication (Advertising & Marketing Art Direction) from the Higher School of Advertising & Marketing (ESPMrj), Brazil.

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