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Heitor Alvelos
Email:halvelos 'at' gmail.com
Membership Number:4025
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:PORTUGAL
Section:FILM, MEDIA & VISUAL STUDIES
Username:halvelos
Elected:2015
Homepage: https://heitoralvelos.wordpress.com




Present and Previous Positions

  • (2016) Chairman of the Scientific Board (HSS), Foundation for Science and Technology (Portugal); Vice-Chair from 2013 to 2015.
  • (since 2011) Course Director, PhD in Design, Universidade do Porto
  • (since 2009) Executive Board Member, The European Academy of Design
  • (since 2008) Curator, FuturePlaces Medialab for Citizenship (UTAustin-Portugal)
  • (since 2007) Director (UP), ID+: Institute for Research in Design, Media and Culture – U.Porto, U.Aveiro
  • (since 2006) Professor of New Media, Universidade do Porto
  • (since 2003, tenure 2008) Professor of Design, Universidade do Porto
  • (2010-2016) Member of the Scientific Board (HSS), Foundation for Science and Technology (Portugal)
  • (2010-2014) Outreach Director, UTAustin-Portugal program for the development in Digital Media
  • (1999-2001) Tutor in Drawing, Royal College of Art

Fields of Scholarship
  • Digital media
  • New media
  • Sound design
  • Citizen engagement through Media
  • Science and art
  • Cultural criminology
  • Culture and perception

Honours and Awards
  • 2010 - present Elected Vice-President, Scientific Board (HSS), Foundation for Science and Technology, Lisbon, Portugal
  • 2007 - 2013 Elected Board Member, Fundação Gomes Teixeira, Portugal
  • 1997 - 1999 FCT Scholarship, London, UK.
  • 1992 Fulbright scholarship, trustee scholarship (SAIC), JNICT grant

Education
  • Post-doctorate Research Fellow, INESC Porto, 2010-2012.
  • Ph.D Design / Media Studies. Royal College of Art, London, 2003. Title: The Fabrication of Authenticity: graffiti beyond subculture.
  • MA Visual Communication. School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1992.
  • BA Communication Design. Universidade do Porto, 1989.

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