Cascais School of Arts

Cascais is much more than a wonderful town next to wonderful beaches.
Cascais is an unusually diverse municipality that, while very proud of its past, has always been more focused on its future. The future is shaped by your own generation, by those who have realized that the world is yours, regardless of the career obligations of yesterday.
You don’t have to be what society expects you to be, you have to build the society you want, giving wings to your talent and your passions. That is why we are developing Cascais School of Arts & Design. A school that aims to be recognized worldwide as an example of how innovative teaching methods and outstanding people can prepare you to achieve something exceptional with your future.
The school has been created quite recently and we are counting on you to let us become the most important part of your life. This is not our school, it is yours. Discover it!

For anyone who knows Cascais, the school could not be in a better place. Right in the heart of Monte Estoril, in the old market next to the old Cruzeiro Shopping Center, which is currently being transformed into an arts center.
A few meters downhill you’ll find the Salesian School, walk a few more and you’ll cross the seaside Marginal Road, get to the train station, to the beach and the seawall that runs from Cascais to the mythical Azarujinha beach. All this lies within easy reach, providing lots of opportunities to draw inspiration from, and that is something not many places in the world are able to offer.

When the restoration project of the old market is completed, this incredible space will be transformed into one of the schools with the most comfortable and flexible spaces, with workbenches instead of desks, and although there are many individual workspaces, we will favor comfort in arrangements that draw people together and let them share their ideas, encouraging the interaction and exchange of new values as much as possible. The school has state-of-the-art equipment (we admit we are Mac lovers), ultrafast wi-fi, there is a bar and a terrace, a library, complete with changing rooms (for those who prefer to ride a bike or enjoy surfing every now and then).


Nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Prize in Architectura in 2010, Miguel Arruda holds a degree in Sculpture (1968) and also in Architecture (1989). Unequivocally a big name in Portuguese architecture and design. His products are part of several portuguese and international museums. He is a Full Professor and was the coordinator of the Design degree at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Lisbon University, were he was also President of the Board of Directors (2004-2008).
Among his works, the Bom Sucesso Cultural Centre (Vila Franca de Xira) and the Pedestrian Bridge (Alverca) stand out. He has been distinguished with prizes at the Good Design Awards and the Red Dot Awards, and his surface treatment work carried out on Diogo Meneses Square, in Cascais, was shortlisted for the 2009 World Architecture Festival awards.    


Graduated in Design from the Faculty of Architecture of the Technical University of Lisbon, where he developed a PhD research in Sustainable Design with a FCT scholarship.
Independent designer. He was Senior Designer at the Almadesign (National Design Award and Good Design Award) in the areas of Product, Transportation and Communication Design.
Teaching in higher education since 2011 focusing on the areas of Design, Sustainable Design and Prototyping, having taught at the Gallaecia Higher School, the University of Beira Interior and IADE.
Researcher at UNIDCOM and CIAUD, he has developed research in the area of product design for sustainability.
He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Portuguese Association of Designers.

Holds a degree in Architecture, awarded by the Faculty of Architecture and Arts, from Lisbon’s Lusíada University. Postgraduate degree in Urban Design. MBA degree in Real Estate Valuation.
Several of his architecture and urban planning projects (both as sole author or in partnership/co-authorship with several architecture firms) have been implemented.
In recent years has focused in the formation of new professionals in the areas connected with architecture and interior design.

Has a degree in International Relations from Lusíada University, but has always lived surrounded by fabrics. When she finished the course she spent a year working in London at the well-known fabric brand Designers Guild.
On her return to Portugal she worked at Pedroso & Osório for 20 years, where she developed the company's own collection, which already represented several important brands in the area. She worked as creative director in this company and created several collections over the years for national and international markets.
In 2017 created her own brand. At the moment there is the Bárbara Osório Fabrics Collection spread throughout the world and much work ahead. She loves fabrics, textures, compositions, colors and patterns.

Holding a master’s in Construction and a degree in Architecture (specialized in Architectural and Urban Conservation), she received a scholarship from FCT (Foundation for Science and Technology) in the context of the PRAXIS XXI program.
Between 2003 and 2007 she held relevant positions at Ordem dos Arquitetos (Portuguese Association of Architects), since 1998 she has been coordinating all projects and construction work at Espaço F, as well as teaching Project and Architecture since 1995.

Has a degree in Architecture from the Lusíada University and Master in Arts in Housing and Urbanism from the Architectural Association with the thesis from "From SAAL to EXPO 1998: two experiences in urbanism in Lisbon".
She collaborated with Dexter Moren and Foster + Partners (London), she did Scenography and Art Direction for advertising as a freelancer and at Publicis (Lisbon), worked for Parque Escolar and for the Architects Association (Lisbon). In 2013 she specialized in lighting design and was responsible for the internationalization of the Light2Life lighting studio in the Middle East, and later responsible for the lighting design of Abdulmohsin Altheyab & Partners studio in Lisbon, Venice and Saudi Arabia.
She currently shares her time with the BOON lighting design studio and the Calma design and architecture studio.

Has a degree in Architecture and a Post-Graduation in Urbanism. Has participated in projects and processes of local development, based on participation in the relationship between community and institutional fabric, in the design and territorial programs. 
He is the founder of u:iclc and of the Association Locals Approach, where he is also president. He has extensive experience in the verbal and graphic communication issues of the project with the client. He is also a professor at the Autonomous University of Lisbon.

He holds a degree in Architecture from Universidade Lusíada and a Master's Degree in Urban Rehabilitation. Has worked in several architecture studios in Lisbon and Barcelona. Specialized in 3D modeling with a focus on architecture. 3D Studio and SketchUp. At the moment he works in a architecture studio.

Has a degree in Architecture from the Lusíada University of Lisbon, Postgraduate in Eco-construction and Revitalization of Heritage by the San Francisco Institute of Architecture, with a Masters in Culture and Autarchic Formation / Museology, Faculty of Letters, University of Lisbon supervised by Prof. Doctor Fernando António Baptista Pereira, with the title: The Toy Museum in Sintra.
Was assistant professor in the curricular unit of Architectural Drawing at the Modern University and Drawing and Architecture Project at the Gallaecia Higher School.
Among other projects he performed the Storyboard for the film Aqua, by Leonardo Silva, logos, illustrations and comics in several publications.
He collaborates with the Atelier Miguel Arruda Arquitectos Associados, Lda.

She graduated in architecture at the Superior School of Fine Arts in Lisbon in 1981. Did the curricular part of the PhD Course of Architectural and Urban Rehabilitation at the University of Seville in 1998-2000. She obtained her PhD from the Technical School of Architecture of Seville in 2015.
Since 1987 she has been working as a teacher: Responsible for the Course of Interior Decoration and Architecture, IATA (1987-91); Architecture Project Assistant at Universidade Lusíada de Lisboa (1990-2011); Assistant at the Summer Course Progetare sulla Città Costruita at the Polytechnic of Milan, Mantova (1992).
Since 1980 she has worked as a liberal professional collaborating with several architects. She has also worked with the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and was responsible for several interactive exhibitions, pedagogical projects and professional training courses.

Has a degree in architecture by the Polytechnic of Milan in 2002 and a PhD in Architecture, City and Design by IUAV of Venice in 2012 with a scholarship from the University of Genova and the FCT - Science and Technology Foundation.
Between 2003 and 2005 she collaborated with the atelier RicciSpaini in Rome, where she carried out several projects in co-authorship.
She has been lecturing in courses, workshops and seminars in several universities, among them the Modern University of Lisbon, the University of Genoa and the University of Cagliari.
Co-founder of the [i]da architects, architecture studio dedicated to projects of architecture, urbanism and urban rehabilitation. Her works have been distinguished in several international architectural competitions and have been published in national and international books and magazines.

Has a degree in Equipment and Interior Design by Lusófona University of Humanities and Technologies. Holds a PhD in Design by the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Lisbon, as an FCT grant holder. At the end of her degree, she started to work as a product designer where in 2010 she was awarded two honorable mentions in the 2010 Hot Designers competition, with Sputnik # 42 and Into Thin Air. As a freelance designer, including the development of products for the company Sopieco, the amphibious Turtle Chair and the FLAG Trolley (portable object that allows rescuing swimmers to be closer to the water for a better bathers' vigilance); Regarding Web Design, it can be highlighted the collaboration for several years with the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, in the Gulbenkian Music and Jazz websites. She is experienced in the WordPress platform, and is also a 3D trainer in AutoCad, Sketch Up, 3D Studio Max and SolidWorks.

Architect, urban researcher and co-founder of the Association Women in Architecture.
She holds a degree in Architecture (2003) from the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Lisbon and a Master in Architecture (2009). In 2017 she finished her doctoral thesis in Urbanism focused on the challenges of urban requalification in self-produced territories. Researcher at CIAUD since 2009, she has chapters of books published and articles in international and national scientific journals.
In parallel to the activity of researcher, she carries out projects individually or in partnership, such as architecture projects for private clients, public space interventions or competitions. She collaborated with Willy Müller Architects (Barcelona), Promontório Arquitetos (Lisbon), dRMM Architects (London) and Renzo Piano Building Workshop (Genoa).

Postgraduate in Marketing, Management of Social Networks and Multimedia Communication by ISEG, and graduated in Social Communication from the Portuguese Catholic University.
Consultant and Trainer in the areas of communication and business approach. Helps brands build customer relationships. Experienced in communication strategy, content construction, event promotion and media promotion, definition and training of the commercial approach, in a startups and multinational environment.
Trainer in commercial development, customer service, communication and leadership, focused on improving performance indicators. Develops auditing projects and evaluation of the experience of consumption in services, retail, distribution and catering. Holmes Place, Moiagest, Genius y Meios, DNAtech and ISQ are some of the brands with which she collaborates.

Holds a degree in Fashion Design by ESAD Matosinhos, specialized in Women and Child Fashion.
Designer and Project Manager for Artwear in the Iberian Peninsula, Designer for Mamã dá Licença Brand and Fresh Acessórios (International distribution).
She has become an expert in creating products, researching tendencies, managing collections for different segments and fashion organizations. She supports a reinvention of the Portuguese fashion industry, turning it into something more sustainable and innovative.
Has experience has trainer and teacher.

Has a degree in Fashion Design by the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Lisbon and has extensive experience in industry (national and international), trend research, planning and collections management, where she discovered the passion for brands and teaching. Master in Marketing (ISCTE), postgraduate in Brand Management (INDEG) and another specialization in Innovation in Distribution and Retail (UCP).
Teaching experience in the area of product development.
Professional experience in product development for Portuguese companies focusing on markets: Brazilian, Chilean and Italian. Sartorial International Fashion, Mario Batista International and Star Egg.

Bachelor of Science in Communications, born in Dallas, with international experience in styling advice for the American market (North and South).

She was an entrepreneur in the creative area of interior design in Brazil, with products advertised by Casa Vogue and Wallpaper magazines.
She gives fashion advice to Dallas shoppers. Expertise in custom design, event organization and art. Author of the Passion For Fashion Blog.

Has a degree in Fashion Design by the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Lisbon, and in Textile Design and Jewelery. She was a costume designer of Lemon Iberia, fashion designer of Christophe Sauvat and fashion editor of magazine Rua Mag.
He started in the cinema and theater, with the creation of costumes and accessories. In the area of fashion, she has several years of professional experience in international companies, more precisely with the European and American market.
Her valences accompany the entire product life cycle, from the development of collections, to production and distribution, including contact with agents and buyers.
She is currently a researcher at CIAUD (Center for Research in Architecture, Urban Design and Design) at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Lisbon.
Won the Young Creators Contest promoted by the Portuguese Club of Arts and Ideas in the Fashion area in the year 2008.

Graduated in Fashion Design by Iade. Post-Graduate in Communication and Fashion.

Experience as Fashion Editor of LuxWoman Magazine. Fashion Publishing Closet Magazine. Fashion contributor for Vogue, Maxima, Public, Dif, Luxos, Click In, Navaigo and LA Magazine magazines.
Styling and coordination of the Triumph Inspiration Award.
Styling and wardrobe for advertising Sonae Sierra, Triumph, Model, Coca-Cola Light, Lion of Porches, Caixa Geral de Depósitos, Fiat Punto, Triumph and Casal Garcia.
Styling of the P / V Lion of Porches Fashion Show.

He has a degree in Political Science and International Relations from the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at Nova University of Lisbon. He also attended the MSc in Statistics and Information Management at the current Information Management School of the same university.
With professional experience in the area of marketing / digital growth and social networks, both consumer brands (from Coca-Cola to Sagres) and startups (CrowdProcess, Prodsmart, RealFevr, RadarBox), he taught Social Media Intelligence in Information Management School of the New University of Lisbon and was also lecturer invited in Marketing for Technologies at ISCTE-IUL.

Internationally awarded film producer, studied Photography at the António Arroio School and graduated in Cinematographic Production at the Lisbon School of Theater and Cinema (1990).
After working as an assistant director, in particular with Manoel de Oliveira, he went on to produce, having over twenty years of producing films that were awarded in the most important festivals and commercially released in Portugal and abroad.
He photographed constantly during his film career, having exhibited in several European cities and obtained a grant from the Oriente Foundation for a photographic trip to Macao.
Combining is long journey closely linked with image and his experienced of film production, he has recently participated in juries at international film festivals, organized workshops with renowned photographers and accompanied the development and production of photographic projects and cinematographic backgrounds.

Her post-secondary studies are in the field of photography, graphic design and cinema (Portuguese Institute of Photography | ETIC | School of Theater and Cinema).
She began her film career with Rosi Burguete / Produções Off in 1986, developing it regularly in production companies such as Animatógrafo / António da Cunha Telles, Filmes do Tejo / Maria João Mayer and François D'Artemare, MGN / Tino Navarro, FilmesFundo and Ukbar / Pandora da Cunha Telles, TAKE 2000 / José Mazeda, HOP! Television / Henrique Oliveira, Stopline Films / Leonel Vieira, SkyDreams Entertainment / José Gandarez, among others.
She has worked in several disciplines of audiovisual (cinema, television, documentaries, advertising) and has worked with directors such as. He has extensive experience in foreign executive productions, namely European and / or American.
Has been awarded with La Pellicola D 'Oro | Career Award. July. 2016 | Ministry of CultureItaliano in partnership with the Portuguese Academy of Cinema

Director, producer and editor since 2009 when he debuted with the short film "Conference", winner of the Young Creators Award.
Has a degree by ESMAE-Porto and has worked mainly in the area of documentary and experimental cinema, in Music and Theater.
He participated in the European Capitals of Culture Vilnius and Guimarães with documentaries of his own and was a finalist of the Inov-Art program in Mozambique, where he produced and performed his first documentary length.

Graduated in Screenwriting from the Higher School of Theater and Cinema in 2013. As a final-year film, he wrote the short film Estranhamento (2014, Pedro Cabeleira), screened at festivals like Fantasporto, Caminhos do Cinema Português and La Cabina.
During the course, he worked on the alternative commercial distribution of the documentary José and Pilar (2010, Miguel Mendes). Later he collaborated in the development of the documentary O Labirinto of Saudade (2018, Miguel Mendes), produced by Longshot and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, and collaborated as a screenwriting consultant in O Sentido da Vida (TBD, Miguel Mendes). He was production assistant in Verão Danado (2017, Pedro Cabeleira).
Co-author of the comic strip page Pass the Salt (@ passthesalt.cartoons).
Recently, he co-wrote the series Três Mulheres (2019, David & Golias / RTP), produced by Fernando Vendrell and produced the webseries Subsolo (2018, VIDEOLOTION / RTP). He's currently producing Silvestre, by Rúben Gonçalves; co-writing, with Pedro Cabeleira, the long Entroncamento (Fado Filmes); and developing other film and television projects.

Born in Nampula, Mozambique in 1961, graduated in Veterinary Medicine in 1984, completed the course of Italian Language and Culture in 1990. His artistic training includes several workshops and internships, attendance at the School of Theater and Cinema, the Theater course at the Technical University, regular classes at the Actor's Center in London, and the study of lyrical singing.
He is fluent in English, French and Italian, and worked as an Actor between 1987 and 2000.
In 2001 he founded KARNART CPOAA - a professional structure dedicated to the production, creation and artistic research -, where he has been forging a concept that crosses the Performative Arts and the Fine Arts, Perfinst, mirrored in outstanding and awarded shows (www.karnart.com). org).
He has taught, as a guest professor, among other Institutions, at the Superior School of Dance of Lisbon, at the Superior School of Arts and Design of Caldas da Rainha and at the University Lusófona.

He was born in Lisbon in 1959. Attended the Cinema course from 1981 to 1984, at the Higher School of Theater and Cinema. He worked as an editor, scriptwriter, note-taker and assistant director.
He regularly with publications, schools, institutes, universities, cultural and film associations, cinema clubs and festivals. Since 2002 he works at Cinemateca Portuguesa as senior technician at ANIM.
In 1989 he made his first film "Um passo, outro passo e depois" (1989), winner of Best Foreign Film at the Entrevues-Belfort International Film Festival in 1990. Since then, he has made more than twenty films, documentaries, short films and feature films, including "Quando Troveja" (1999), "Xavier" (2002) and "4 Copas" (2002), as well as the documentaries "Lisboa no Cinema" (1994) ), "Cinema Português  - Diálogos com João Bénard da Costa" (1997), "Ruínas" (2009) and "João Bénard da Costa - Outros Amarão As Coisas Que Eu Amei" (2014), and the short film " A Glória de Fazer Cinema em Portugal "(2015). His last film is the feature film "Ramiro" (2017).

Born in Lisbon in 1971. Has a degree in Cinema of the Higher School of Theater and Cinema of Lisbon (1992). He develops his technical and artistic professional activity in the areas of sound, direction, editing and fine arts. He has directed the sound of dozens of television programs (including series such as Os Filhos do Rock, A Filha da Lei, among others), short films and feature films and publicity campaigns, with participation in productions of international channels such as FOX, MTV, National Geographic, Eurosport, Biography Channel, GNT Brasil, among others. He was the author and director of the documentary series Backstage of RTP 1, several short films and video clips of Portuguese artists and bands. In the plastic arts participated in about 70 individual and collective exhibitions of painting and video installation and was edited by the Portuguese Screen Printing Center.

Born in Lisbon in 1965, he completed a Film Course at the School of Theater and Cinema in the area of Image in 1992. He has a long career as an image assistant and camera operator where he works with numerous national and international film directors and directors of photography. Since 2010 he has been dedicated to the Photography Department in the different areas from fiction to advertising through documentary and video clips, produced in several continents. Some of these projects receive awards such as "Os Olhos de André" at Indie Lisboa, "A Língua" at the Avanca Film Festival, and the series "MadrePaula" considered the best TV series at the Sophia Awards.

He was born in Oporto in 1976, where he studied Chemistry, Music and Medicine, before graduating in Film Direction by the Higher School of Theater and Cinema in Lisbon.
Has a Master's degree in Communication and Arts from Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
In cinema, he is mainly dedicated to documentary films and has worked regularly in the editing area since 2000, having worked with directors such as Pedro Costa, Miguel Gomes, Manuel Mozos, Margarida Cardoso and Sérgio Tréfaut, among others.
In 2011 his documentary feature "Our Way of Life" won several awards at national and international festivals. On the other hand made several incursions in the creation of video,theatrical staging and dramaturgy.

Course of Sound Design of the IFICT - Institute of Training, Research and Theatrical Creation, in 1994.
In 1995 he joined the NBP recording team (currently Plural) in the soap opera Roseira Brava, as a microphone operator.
In 1997, he began his career as an audio post-producer at NBP, having created and managed the sound effects department that, until then, did not exist in the company.
Sound Technician for RTP at Expo 98, in the program "Cais do Oriente", live and prime time.
In 2000 he took the position of sound technician and audio post-producer at Panavideo Productions. Since then he has been responsible for the audio department of the company, capturing, sounding and mixing the great majority of the works produced in the last 18 years.
In parallel he pursues a career as a musician, composer, bassist and music producer, having performed at festivals and national stages such as Rock In Rio, Super Bock Super Rock, Campo Pequeno, Coliseu, among others.
For more than 20 years, he has worked with directors such as António Pedro Vasconcelos, Leandro Ferreira, Jorge Paixão da Costa, among others, collaborating with several producers and hundreds of brands for the most diverse national and international television channels. He captured and mixed countless works of fiction, documentaries, publicity and institutional, spread in several parts of the globe.

Graphic designer. Researcher at CIAUD. She has a Master's and an Executive MBA in Graphic Technologies and a PhD in design from the Faculty of Architecture - University of Lisbon.
She started her activity in the pharmaceutical industry, collaborated in the editorial area and from 1997 to 2009 she was part of the AICEP communication team, coordinated the design area between 1999 and 2004 and participated in several communication projects for the brand AICEP and promotion of the Portuguese offer.
In 2009, she founded the volunteering platform Design é Preciso, which sought to develop design solutions for social solidarity institutions with no means to do so.

Graphic and typographic designer, he graduated in Communication Design from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon. During his Master's degree in Typographic Practices and Contemporary Editorials, at the FBAUL, he assisted Professor João Brandão in classes of digital type design with the Glyphs.app software. He also lectured this year under the supervision of the same professor and in collaboration with the calligrapher Telmo Nunes, the type design module and Glyphs.app of the workshop of Copperplate Calligraphy and Digital Drawing of Types at FA ULisboa.
He is also a frequent participant and participant in the Encounters of Typography, having already presented several posters of his modular sources. He has extensive experience as a freelancer in publishing, graphic identity and event publishing projects for entities such as the FBAUL, the Rectory of the University of Lisbon, the Center for African Studies of ISCTE-IUL, Gente Singular, the Inês de Castro Foundation, the Aberto Theater, the Thalia Ensemble or the Primner Gallery. He also held full-time positions at AdMédic.

Graphic designer. He was an apprentice typographer with a first officer of the printing press of the National Press in a former typographic workshop at Cais do Sodré. He began his project career collaborating with the designer Robin Fior in Lisbon and with typist Alan Kitching in London. He created his own studio in 1996. His work is extensive and diverse, having a dual activity as a designer and artist: he makes graphic, typographic and editorial design; exhibits drawing and painting.
He holds a Master of Arts from the Royal College of Art in London, a Master in Sociology of Communication from ISCTE, and a PhD in Communication Design from the University of Lisbon. He attended the National Conservatory in the singing class of António Wagner studying with composers Jorge Peixinho and Paulo Brandão.
He is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon where he founded and directs the Master's Degree in Contemporary Typographic and Editorial Practices.
He was visiting professor at Norwich University of Arts; Univerza v Ljubljana; Berlin Universität der Kunste; Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin; Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna; Aalto University Helsinki; Tampere University of Technology; Karel de Grote University Antwerp; Marmara Üniversitisi Istanbul; Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia; Politecnico di Milano; Kunst Universität Linz; Hochschule RheinMain University of Applied Sciences Wiesbaden; In Brazil at the State University of Minas Gerais, Federal University of Ceará, Federal University of Piauí and University of Brasília.

Art Historian with a background in Artistic Production from António Arroio Secondary School and Fashion Design by The Lisbon School of Design. Degree in Art History from the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences at the Nova University of Lisbon. Postgraduate in History of Art, Arts, Heritage and Restoration Theories by the Faculty of Letters of the University of Lisbon. Master's (waiting for public examination) in Art History and Heritage by the Faculty of Letters of the University of Lisbon, with a dissertation under the title "Literary Heritage in Museological Context - Case Study: Fernanda Botelho House-Museum" as a result of an academic internship with the objective of a project to musealize the housing of the Portuguese writer Fernanda Botelho. Complementary training in English language with a degree awarded by St. Hugh's School, Oxford, UK and in the Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage by the Directorate General of Cultural Heritage, National Museum of Ethnology.

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