8th October, 2018

09.00   Reception and registration

09.30    Opening session


Teresa Heitor (CiTUA-IST)

PSSS (Public Space’s Service System) research project presentation 

Pedro Brandão (head researcher)

Ana Brandão (PSSS)


Manuel Salgado (City Councilor for Urban and Town Planning, Lisbon)

10.45    Coffee break

11.15    Keynote speaker

Ali Madanipour (Newcastle University)

Comment by João Seixas (CICS.NOVA-FCSH/NOVA)

Questions from the audience

13.00    Lunch break

14.30    Session I | PSSS. Public space: what is it for and what it depends on?

PSSS method applied

PSSS team: Ana Brandão, Nuno Travasso and Núria Ricart

Round table with: ACAPO, Junta de Freguesia dos Olivais, Câmara Municipal de Lisboa, MUBi; moderation by Jorge Gonçalves (PSSS)

Questions from the audience

16.30    Coffee break

17.00    Presentation | COMMON PLACES — Guide for the assessment and interpretation of public space

Pedro Brandão (PSSS head researcher)

Comments by João Cabral (CiAUD-FAUL) and Luís Bruno Soares (Bruno Soares Arq.)


9th October, 2018

09.00   Session II | Public space: what to research and how to research?

Round table with: Teresa Cálix (CEAU-FAUP), Antoni Remesar* (CRPolis-UBarcelona), Marta Labastida (EA-UMinho), Núria Ricart (UBarcelona), Paulo Farinha Marques (CIBIO.InBIO-FCUP), Pedro Costa (DINÂMIA’CET-ISCTE/IUL) and João Pedro Nunes (CICS.NOVA-FCSH/NOVA); moderation by Nuno Travasso (PSSS)

Questions from the audience

Final comment

Helena Pereira (Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia)

11.00    Coffee break

11.30    Poster session | Public space: for whom and for what?

Idiosyncrasies and specificities of public spaces moderation by Jorge Baptista e Silva (PSSS)

Design, regeneration and appropriation of the public space moderation by Margarida Pereira (PSSS)

13.00    Lunch break

14.15    Site visits

Marvila, Lisbon | Disconnected systems – unresolved public spaces (included in the workshop) | +info

Almada / Seixal | Interlaced public space – landscape and mobility systems | +info



* to confirm


The registration includes the offer of “COMMON PLACES — Guide to evaluating and interpreting the public space” (in portuguese).

Download the detailed programme



Auditorium 3 and Room 2
Av. de Berna, 45 A
1067 – 001 Lisboa

Getting here

Public transport

Underground : S. Sebastião (blue and red lines)
Buses: 713, 716, 726, 742, 746, 756

Parking lot

Parque Berna (underground)
Pr. de Espanha (next to the Gôndola restaurant)

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