Artist researcher and curator, Master of Fine Arts (MFA) from New York University. She has presented her work in solo and group exhibitions in France and internationally. Since 1984, she has developed multidisciplinary art events and conferences in the United States, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East, promoting, through the arts, a better understanding of cultural diversity and fostering intercultural dialogue. In 2003 she founded Mémoire de l'Avenir, and in 2016 the Humanities, Arts and Society project with UNESCO-MOST and C.I.P.S.H. She is the author of several essays and, with Patricia Creveaux, of the book Du Dessin au Symbole: Une grammaire pour l'humanité, published by Alternative in 2010. 

Romy Castro

Integrated post-doctoral researcher on different geological issues of the Earth at ICNOVA - Culture, Mediation and Arts (CM&A) at FCSHUNL Doctor in Communication Sciences, with specialization in Art and Communication. MA in Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art with the dimension of Phenomenology and Hermeneutics from the Faculdade de Letras University of Lisbon. Degree in Painting from the Faculdade Complutense de Bellas Artes of Madrid. Degree in Fine Arts-Painting from the Faculdade de Belas Artes University of Lisbon. Intervening in several areas of artistic and scientific research, she presents her painting/installation/sculpture, photography, as well as experimental works in video work in individual and collective exhibitions.

J. A, Bragança de Miranda 

José A. Bragança de Miranda has a doctorate in Communication Sciences from the New University of Lisbon, with a degree in "Theory of Culture" from the same university. He is currently Associate Professor at the Department of Communication Sciences of the New University of Lisbon and Visiting Lecturer at the University of Lusófona. He has lectured in the fields of contemporary arts and culture theory, media theory and cyberculture, and has been involved in political philosophy for many years. He is a researcher at ICnova and CICANT and a member of SOPCOM, the Portuguese Association of Communication Sciences, of which he was co-founder. He was curator of the Ligações_Links_Liaisons project for Porto2001 - European Capital of Culture, in collaboration with Maria Teresa Cruz, which resulted in the book Crítica das Ligações na Era da Técnica (Tropismos, 2002). He has been president of the FCT panel Communication Sciences, president of the jury of the documentary (2006) of Icam, member of the jury of the BESfoto prize (2008), member of the jury of the Spanish Luso-Culture prize (2017). Author of numerous essays in the most diverse fields of contemporary culture, he has published only the books Analytique de l'actualité, Politique et modernité, Traces. Essays on Contemporary Culture, Theory of Culture, Synthesis, Albuquerque Mendes or the Ardour of Art, Endless Fall, Dispatches. A Philosophical Experimentation in Blogs, Corpo e Imagem and Jorge Molder. He has addressed contemporary art in several essays, notably on "interactive arts", the relationship between "art and the body", or the works of Richard Tuttle, Jimmie Durham, Jorge Molder, Stelarc, Romy Castro, Alberto Carneiro, Rui Macedo, João Sousa Cardoso, Ana Rito, Maçãs de Carvalho, etc. 

Luiz Oosterbeek

Doctor in Archaeology (1994). Secretary General of the International Council for Philosophy and Humanistic Studies (ICPHS). Former Secretary General of the International Union of Prehistoric and Protohistoric Sciences. Conducts research in the fields of archaeology, heritage and landscape management in Portugal, Africa and South America. Has received prizes and awards from the European Commission, the Brazilian Bar Association, the Portuguese Ministry of Culture, the Gulbenkian Foundation, the Foundation for Science and Technology and several private sponsors. Professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Tomar, President of the Instituto Terra e Memória (Portugal). Visiting professor in several European and Brazilian universities. Director of the Museum of Prehistoric Art in Mação (PT) and Vice-President of HERITY International (IT). Holder of the UNESCO Chair "Humanities and integrated management of the cultural landscape".