Filomena Sousa is the Principal Investigator of the project DCHPII - Digital Cultural Heritage: Platforms and Inventories of the Intangible and coordinates the Digital ICH Observatory. She is an IF researcher (of the FCT Investigator Programme - Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology) at Memória Imaterial, a Portuguese NGO accredited by the UNESCO to provide advisory services to the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH). She has a Postdoc in Anthropology (2010-2016, NOVA FCSH) and a PhD in Sociology (2009, ISCTE-IUL). She is member of the Institute for the Study of Literature and Tradition (IELT - NOVA FCSH). She has skills and experience on participatory methodologies and, since 2006, develops research projects in the context of digital platforms, policies and instruments for identifying, documenting and safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage. She directed several documentaries about Portuguese cultural expressions.
Graduated in Sociology (ISCTE-IUL) and master in Intercultural Relationships (Univ. ABERTA), Alexandra worked in academic and scientific organizations and science outreach, the National Science and Technology Observatory – OCT and Institute for Systems and Robotics R&D unit, at Instituto Superior Técnico. She coordinated the Communication Unit at GPEARI (R&D official statistics department of Science and Tecnology Ministry). She's member of the national network of science communication professionals - SciComPt. Mentor and founder of Movimento Azul – Association for Marine Sciences, Communication and Development. Skilled in Graphic Design (ETIC) and Science Journalism (CENJOR) Alexandra likes to think herself as visual thinker and communicator. She believes that utopia, creativity and knowledge should always come together to contribute to a sustainable world.
Vera Refólio is graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology (NOVA FCSH). Since 2017 has been collaborating with Memória Imaterial in the project DCHPII - Digital Cultural Heritage: Platforms and Inventories of the Intangible, in the MEMORIAMEDIA Review and as production assistant of LU.GAR, an experimental project placed in Alenquer. Held a curricular internship at CRIA - Anthropology Research Centre - on Guinea Bissau’s flora used by human and non-human primates and the organization of an herbarium. Subsequently, held a curricular volunteer at GAT (Portuguese Group of Activists on Treatment HIV/AIDS Pedro Santos) - in the context of project InMouraria Migrantes.