Skip to main content

All Worlds Within Porto. Migrant women, arts and artivism in contemporary Portugal

On going


PhD project: All Worlds Within Porto. Migrant women, arts and artivism in contemporary Portugal
Reference: 2021.06637.BD
Supervisor: Paula Guerra (IS-UP); Co-supervisor: Andy Bennett (Griffith University); Manuela Mendes (ISCSP-UL)
Timeline: October 2021 - October 2025

Abstract: This project focuses on the approach to the processes of (re)construction of immigrant women's identities through artistic representations/practices in the Metropolitan Area of Porto (AMP), from the 2000s to the present day, within a multidimensional case study approach. Despite the intensification of female immigration in recent years to the AMP, there persists a scientific/political/mediatic invisibility of this theme, which this research seeks to overcome. It is based on the assumption that the understanding of identity reconfigurations through artistic imagination offers a remarkable potential of social inclusion and incorporation by allowing intervention on experiences of urban segregation, insecurity/community uprooting, job/vocational precariousness and stigmatisation/racism/xenophobia. Based on a mixed, participative and comparative methodology, an arts-in-action/arts-based-research is presented. It is proposed that part of the research - based on artistic co-creation - be publicly accessible, through a virtual platform and result, namely, in a Good Practice/Recommendations Manual for policy-makers/other stakeholders and in a pedagogical Video-Module.

Instituição proponente: Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto (FLUP)
Instituição de acolhimento: Instituto de Sociologia da Universidade do Porto (IS-UP)
Entidade de Financiamento
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. (FCT)
Start Year


Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto
Via Panorâmica, s/n
4150-564 Porto, Portugal

Phone: +351 226 077 132


Other Contacts




Ref. UIDP/00727/2020

Ref. UIDB/00727/2020