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Research Projects

RESEARCH LINE 1 — MEDIA, CULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY


The Media, Culture and Technology line develops interdisciplinary research on journalism and multimedia; of the interfaces between culture, history and public policies as well as of production studies and media reception.

Coordinator: Prof. PHD Margarida Carvalho (mcarvalho@escs.ipl.pt)


The Research Line 1 integrates the following research projects:


NamePES_CE Entre Serras Project, a network of contemporary art in mountain areas

Synopsis: The project explores the articulation of images with other artistic practices interested in experimenting the landscape of mountains, regions of low population density. Between the oblivion of the past and the urge to return to the land, mountains are both an ideal observation field and a relevant metaphor to ask ourselves what are the challenges which make up tomorrow. In the light of post-modernity and that of the climate crisis, the Project was set as a contemporary art network to question the relation between landscape, ecology and its representations. The Project aims at initiating a dialogue, a reflection and perhaps new axes for solidarity.

Fund: European Commission under the Creative Europe Program

Coordinator: Prof. PHD João Abreu (jabreu@escs.ipl.pt)

Project Status: Active

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NameBorders&Rails – Narrating & Sharing the Borderland Landscape

Synopsis: Established more than 700 years ago, the Iberian Peninsula border - Raia - is the longest in Europe. The project aims to build the nature gaming prototype, narrative and sharing of Raia, opening up to practical experimentation and landscape narratology, generating a repository of landscape experience, promoting inclusion and environmental awareness.

Fund: Polytechnic of Lisbon (IPL)

Coordinator: Prof. PHD Rúben Neves (rneves@escs.ipl.pt)

Project Status: Active

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NameSEAside LANDscapes, Tourism representations in the Oeiras - Cascais coastal axis

Synopsis: The SEALAND project proposes innovative mediation ways between audiences and the landscape through multimedia solutions. These solutions promote a reflection on the transformation of the touristic coastal Landscapes. The main goal is the development of a multimedia prototype that aggregates documental and artistical contents (graphic representations, photography, audio and video) on the transformations and tensions of Oeiras-Cascais coastal territory. The prototype aims to test research methodologies, analysis and documentary record (photography, audio and video) and its multimedia application. In the initial phase, it will work over a narrow coastal strip (river and seashore of the Oeiras and Cascais municipalities, in a way, that in the future it can be replicated along the entire Portuguese coast and can potentially be adapted and applied in other countries allowing a dialogue between coastal territories.

Fund: Polytechnic of Lisbon (IPL)

Coordinator: Prof. PHD João Abreu (jabreu@escs.ipl.pt)

Project Status: Active

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NameSocialHate – I Love to Hate!: Network Hate Cartography

Synopsis: The goal of the project is the mapping and characterization of racial hate speeches that proliferate in Social Media in Portugal. With a research action approach on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube it will develop and Hate Speech Barometer obtained through a mixed methods triangulation methodology.

Fund: Polytechnic of Lisbon (IPL)

Coodinator: Prof. PHD Sandra Miranda (smiranda@escs.ipl.pt)

Project Status: Active

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NameFootball: Communication, Networks And Digital Culture

Synopsis: From the analysis of social media, the project aims to study the communication flows of the Portuguese Premier League football teams. The main goals are the following: 1) identification of the major influencers of each team and the competition; 2) Mapping the League minor and major intervals of communication flows; 3) Identification of contents that generate a higher involvement of fans and supporters; 4) Geographic outreach measurement of the conversations (national and other countries) and 5) interpretation of the semantic narrative.

Fund: Polytechnic of Lisbon (IPL)

Coodinator: Prof. PHD Sandra Miranda (smiranda@escs.ipl.pt)

Project Status: Active

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NameWorld Reading Academy: Journalism, communication and the self

Synopsis: Part of the national network Gulbenkian Knowledge Academies, this project aims the promotion of competencies to understand and talk about the world while being conscious and active within the society. Through an immersive experience in the media, the Academy enables youngsters with tools to decode the news, the capability to question passive news consumption and stimulates a critical and constructive attitude in face of the contemporary media culture.

Fund: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (FCG), lasting 36 months (2019-2022)

Coordinator: Prof. PHD Fernanda Bonacho (fbonacho@escs.ipl.pt)

Project Status: Active

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NameLiving Lab on Media Content and Platforms – Lisbon Panel of Internet Users

Synopsis: The goal of this project is the exploitation and the deepening understanding of online individual behaviours including the multitasking and cross-media phenomena. It intends to study the internet use and the new media, after a set of users, in Portugal using behaviour registration techniques combined with the inquiring techniques commonly used.

Fund: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT)

Coordinator: Prof. PHD Filipe Montargil (fmontargil@escs.ipl.pt)

Project Status: Active

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NameNarratives and Experience of the Place: Basis for a Landscape Museum

Synopsis: The project aims to find solutions to communicate the theme Landscape to different audiences’ through a dialogue between the several territorial actors while developing a digital museographic platform. This platform is the prototype of a future Landscape Museum. 

Fund: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT)

Coordinator: Prof. PHD João Abreu (jabreu@escs.ipl.pt)

Project Status: Active

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NameCommunication Professions Oral Memory Archive

Synopsis: The project aims the creation of an oral memories’ repository of communication professionals. The repository will be an Intangible heritage reference, accessible to the society at large, as well as the academic community, concerning the communication professions.

Fund: Polytechnic of Lisbon (IPL)

Coordinator: Prof. PHD Júlia Leitão de Barros (jbarros@escs.ipl.pt)

Project Status: Active

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Name: Statistics in a Time of Crisis

Synopsis: This project aims to understand how the Covid-19 pandemic was covered by the media, how statistics served as a basis for news and its contextualization. We will analyze the expressive resources used on the covers of main Portuguese newspapers, trying to assess the place occupied, in the construction of representations of that exceptional moment, by word or iconography, in its various expressions, whether photos, drawings, graphics and infographics. In addition to newspaper covers, we will also look at news related to covid-19. This analysis has two main objectives; analyze the tone of the news (positive, negative or neutral) and the role of numbers in the Covid-19 news.

Fund: Polytechnic of Lisbon (IPL)

Coordinator: Prof. PHD Cláudia Silvestre (csilvestre@escs.ipl.pt)

Project Status: Concluded

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NameCommunicate the Landscape - Landscape Reading and Exploration (Scape.com)

Synopsis: Scape.com is a research project that aims to develop innovative forms of mediation between partner organizations and their audiences through critical reflection on how to communicate the landscape to non-specialized audiences.
The research team consisting of teachers and students from ESCS and ESELx of the Polytechnic of Lisbon proposes to develop a set of activities through the editing of monosheets and video tutorials, thus contributing to landscape citizenship that will allow partners to provide a careful and participatory reading and exploration of landscapes.

Fund: Polytechnic of Lisbon (IPL)

Coordinator: Prof. PHD Maria João Centeno (mcenteno@escs.ipl.pt)

Project Status: Concluded

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Name"In the frontline of revolution": journalists in the transition to democracy in Portugal (1974-1976)

Synopsis: This project aims to study journalists during the transition to democracy in Portugal (1974-1976), through the collection and analysis of their memories. A reflection is sought on the journalism's changes and constancies, highlighting routines, organisation of journal offices, as well as characterising journalistic practices at the time.

Fund: Polytechnic of Lisbon (IPL)

Coordinator: Prof. PHD Pedro Marques Gomes (pgomes@escs.ipl.pt)

Project Status: Concluded

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NameTraining Support Platform in Artistic Skating Mandatory Figures 

Synopsis: The project goal is to create and platform/application to the training assisted by sensors and gamification of mandatory figures in artistic skating.

Fund: Polytechnic of Lisbon (IPL)

Coordinator: Prof. Ricardo Flores (rsantos@escs.ipl.pt)

Project Status: Concluded

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NameNarrating and Living Europe: Election Coverage for the European Parliament (May 2019)

Synopsis: Within the current Euroscepticism and populism, the Narrating and Living Europe: Election Coverage for the European Parliament (may 2019) project aims to engage a reflection over the media contribution, such as the processes of news production, circulation and public reception,  to the construction or deconstruction of a public European sphere. 

Fund: Polytechnic of Lisbon (IPL)

Coordinator: Prof. PHD Isabel Simões-Ferreira (iferreira@escs.ipl.pt)

Project Status: Concluded

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NameOne More Place? Mobile app for landscape visitation and exploitation

Synopsis: The project proposes a functional prototype development of a mobile application to support valued landscapes visitation. The prototype is the infrastructure for the following development of an application the aims to bring landscape contents (its readings, memories, narratives and experiences) into the everyday life of its users.

Fund: Polytechnic of Lisbon (IPL)

Coordinator: Prof. PHD Luís Monteiro (lmonteiro@escs.ipl.pt)

Project Status: Concluded

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NameOne More Story? Transmedia Contents for Landscape Experience

Synopsis: This project aims to create written, photographic, audio and video content for a participatory mobile application (app) that provide support for the visit and reading of places with landscape value. It is also intended to create an inventorying methodology by cataloguing and documenting «landscape points» together with a written and audiovisual record of them.
The content produced will also be used in other types of format, thereby allowing different narratives and different languages that are complementary. These can enable interlinking and symbiosis between digital and analogue environments in a transmedia communication system.

Fund: Polytechnic of Lisbon (IPL)

Coordinator: Prof. PHD Helena Pina (hpina@escs.ipl.pt)

Project Status: Concluded

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Name: Representations of Lusophone Countries in Portuguese Media

Synopsis: This project deals with the journalistic coverage of political electoral acts in Portuguese-speaking countries by Portuguese media. The project proposes to investigate the coverage of legislative, local, and presidential elections in Cape Verde and to identify the reasons that support the editorial decisions of the analysed media, which are reflected in the low visibility of these elections.

Fund: Polytechnic of Lisbon (IPL)

Coordinator: Prof. PHD Anabela de Sousa Lopes (alopes@escs.ipl.pt)

Project Status: Concluded

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NameRepresentations of Lusophone Countries in Portuguese Media - The 2017 Angolan Elections

Synopsis: This project aims to analyse the coverage of the electoral event that took place in Angola on August 23, 2017, by the Portuguese media. This project will seek to investigate which editorial options guided the coverage and the kind of image of the political class and of the Angolan political system that was prevalent.

Fund: Polytechnic of Lisbon (IPL)

Coordinator: Prof. PHD Anabela de Sousa Lopes (alopes@escs.ipl.pt)

Project Status: Concluded

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NameLusophone Countries representations in the Portuguese Media - The 2018 elections in East Timor, Brazil and the PALOP (Portuguese speaking African countries)

Synopsis: The study proposes the analysis of the election acts coverage in East Timor, Brazil and the PALOP in 2018. The project follows a broader study initiated in 2016 over the press coverage of the parliamentary elections in Cabo Verde and general elections in Angola. Underlying this study lies the intention of creating a political and party-based News Observatory, to which the project will be a major contribution.

Fund: Polytechnic of Lisbon (IPL)

Coordinator: Prof. PHD Maria José Mata (mmata@escs.ipl.pt)

Project Status: Concluded

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NameJournalistic Transliteracy: Until The World Remains As It Is

Synopsis: The project aims to contribute to the journalistic transliteracy of the younger population. The main goal is to provide the young with the tools to decode news; to question the passive consumption of information, and to foster a critical and constructive stance better suited to face the challenges of the contemporary informative culture.

Fund: Polytechnic of Lisbon (IPL)

Coordinator: Prof. PHD Fernanda Bonacho (fbonacho@escs.ipl.pt)

Project Status: Concluded

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