Liliana Soares

She is a professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo (Portugal), and since 2013, has been the Head of the Product Design division. She is a member of the Research Centre Architecture, Urban Planning and Design in the Faculty of Architecture, Lisbon and a member of the Research Institute for Design, Media and Culture, University of Aveiro (Portugal). She has lectured on design theory and design thinking at international and national conferences and has published in international academic journals as well as participated in design fairs. Between 2009 and 2012, she received a scholarship from the Foundation for Science and Technology (Portugal) to develop her PhD in Design at University of Aveiro (defended in 2012). In 1999, she received a scholarship from the Euro-Arab Foundation Institute (Spain) to develop her Master’s in Management and Cross Culture ventures at the Euro-Arab Management School (Spain). She is a designer from the Faculty of Architecture, TU Lisbon (1998). Liliana Soares is co-author of the book ‘Sei progetti in cerca d’autore of Alinea Editrice’, (2012).