Landscape Post-graduation aims for the students to acquire the following knowleged and competences: (a) To provide a theoretical knowledge and a practical approach to Landscape intervention; (b) To enable the development of capacities to approach the Landscape problematic, in its multiple areas of appreciation and transformation; (c) To promote an in-depth approach to the areas of architecture, territory and landscape; (d) To enable each student to construct their references and work methodologies; (e) To provide skills in research and professional practice in the Landscape area.

CEAA | Arnaldo Araújo Study Center

CEAA | Arnaldo Araújo Study Center

Maria Helena Maia

Arnaldo Araújo Research Center (CEAA) of the Escola Superior Artística do Porto is a research unit recognized by FCT (uID 4041) that develops research in the area of ​​Artistic Studies, concretely in the territories of Theory, Criticism and History.

At present, CEAA is organized into three research groups and one research line

Research groups:

G1 | Architecture Studies Group
G2 | Film Studies Group
G3 | Group of Art and Critical Studies

Research line: Common Place

The Group of Studies of Architecture is directed by Maria Helena Maia and conducts research in three major thematic areas, linked to the masters integrated in Architecture:

Architecture, Territory and Landscape

Strong Relations

Dramatic Architectures


A transnational project and several national projects are currently underway, three of which are linked to the landscape:

MODSCAPES | Modernist Reinvention of Rural Landscape (HERA.15.097)

PP1 | Landscape Plan of the Municipality of Paredes de Coura (C.M. Paredes de Coura - Portugal 2020)

Landscape Observatory

AMF | Modern Architecture in Famalicão (CEAA - C.M. V.N. Famalicão)

Graphic Representation in Architecture in the pre-digital XX century (ESAP / 2015 / P14 / DAV)


LIA |Research Laboratory of Architecture

LIA |Research Laboratory of Architecture

Sérgio Mendes

LIAD - Laboratory of Research in Architecture and Design, is an organic structure of the Porto Superior School of Art, constituted under the terms of the ESAP Statute.

It is a study center whose objectives are to develop and frame research, artistic, scientific and technological development activities in the disciplinary areas of Architecture, Construction and Urbanism, supporting the development of research works of academic scope.

It promotes collaborations with the activities developed within the scope of ESAP courses and organic research units, and also seeks to establish a dynamic relationship with the outside world through protocols for service delivery and collaboration with other institutions.

Diligence the dissemination of the results of the research activity developed, organizing scientific, cultural and artistic events, as well as other initiatives of a similar nature.

Currently the LIAD is organized into 4 research groups:

G1 - Group of Studies of Contemporary and Popular Architecture

G2 - Study Group on Urban and Territorial Design

G3 - Architecture and Technology Studies Group

G4 - Study Group on Disciplinary Design and Interactions

It also hosts, among others, a project in the landscape area, Landscapes by subtraction (ESAP / 2016 / P31 / DARQ) developed in collaboration with the Department of Architecture

DARQ | Department of Architecture

DARQ | Department of Architecture

Susana Milão

The Department of Architecture is responsible for organizing and developing research in its area or scientific areas, promoting research groups and projects, in addition to individual research; Coordinate the activity of the respective scientific areas through the respective groups of curricular units; Support the activities and initiatives of faculty and researchers in the field of teaching and research; Collaborate with other departments to develop interdisciplinary training and research programs.

In September 2013, measures were introduced to encourage research and a Commission for the Follow-up of ESAP Projects was set up to develop:

- ESAP research projects

- Credited Research Internships (ECI)

Research Projects in progress:

IEPPE, Interventions in the public space - permanent and ephemeral - in the consolidated city (ESAP / 2013 / P09 / TRV)

Landscapes by subtraction (ESAP / 2016 / P31 / DARQ)

SATH | Autonomous Section of Teria and History

SATH | Autonomous Section of Teria and History

Alexandra Trevisan

The Autonomous Section of Teria and History is an academic structure coordinating the scientific areas of Theory and Criticism of Art, Theory and Critique of Architecture, Theater Theory and Criticism, History of Art, History of Architecture and Social Sciences and the respective curricular units , which develops a close scientific-pedagogical articulation with the courses that integrate it.

Among other responsibilities, SATH is responsible for organizing and developing research in its scientific areas, promoting research groups and projects, in addition to individual research, as well as supporting the activities and initiatives of faculty and researchers in the field of research.

Currently, SATH shares with the other departments of ESAP a research policy that goes through two types of actions:

1. The encouragement of the formation of research teams led by professors from SATH, through the funding of short-term collective research projects, ie ESAP projects.

2. Raising students' awareness of the research, through the provision of Credit Research Internships (ECI) carried out in the context of ongoing projects.

ESAP projects underway:

News from Architecture. (ESAP / 2016 / P29 / SATH)

Dramatic Architectures (ESAP / 2016 / P30 / SATH)

Correspondence II (ESAP / 2016 / P32 / SATH)