Cláudia Pato de Carvalho


Claudia Pato Carvalho is a researcher at the Center for Social Studies at the University of Coimbra, having developed research in the fields of community participation, cultural mapping, community co-creation and urban intervention. Currently, he is academically coordinating the REDE ARTÉRIA project (CENTRO-07-2114-FEDER-000022, Portugal 2020), a Teatrão-CES partnership. REDE ARTÉRIA is an action research project, coordinated by the theater company O Teatrão, which aims to develop a network of cultural programming in the Centro Region (Portugal) and to create artistic intervention projects in eight cities in this Region (Coimbra, Figueira da Foz, Viseu, Tábua, Fundão, Guarda, Belmonte and Ourém). He completed his PhD in Sociology, with a specialization in Sociology of Culture, Knowledge and Communication, at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra in collaboration with the Center for Reflective Community Practice (DUSP, MIT). Between 2010 and 2018, has established a European network in the field of artistic education in contexts of social exclusion, with several projects approved under the Youth in Action Program and ERASMUS +. He is a member of the CES research team of the CREATOUR project: Developing Creative Tourism Destinations in Small Cities and Rural Areas. CREATOUR is a multidisciplinary research initiative with a demonstration format based on collaborative processes involving five university centers that work with cultural / creative organizations and other interested parties, located in small cities in the North, Center, Alentejo and Algarve regions. He is part of the CES team of the H2020 UNCHARTED: Understanding, Capturing and Fostering the Societal Value of Culture (2020-2024) project, coordinated by the University of Barcelona.

Latest Publications

Article in Scientific journal

Campos, Rita; Monteiro, José; Carvalho, Cláudia (2021), "Engaged Citizen Social Science or the public participation in social science research", Journal of Science Communication, 20, 06, A06

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Book Chapter

Duxbury, Nancy; Carvalho, Claudia Pato de; Albino, Sara (2021), An introduction to creative tourism development: Articulating local culture and travel, in N. Duxbury, C. P. Carvalho, and S. Albino (org.), Creative Tourism: Activating Cultural Resources and Engaging Creative Travellers. London: CAB International, 1-11

Book Chapter

Gonçalves, Alexandra R.; Borges, Maria do Rosário; Duxbury, Nancy; Carvalho, Cláudia Pato; Costa, Pedro (2021), Policy recommendations on creative tourism development in small cities and rural areas: Insights from the CREATOUR project in Portugal, in N. Duxbury, S. Albino, and C. Carvalho (org.), Creative Tourism: Activating Cultural Resources and Engaging Creative Travellers. London: CAB International, 254-260