Creative Cultures: Cities, Trends, Strategies – C3

Creative Cultures: Cities, Trends, Strategies - C3

The Project operates as a plural network of academia and creative economy entities that aims to increase the transferability of knowledge about urban creativity generated in an academic environment, providing clues to innovation, and thus contribute to the sustainable development of the creative economy. Our main objective is to identify and analyze the cultural and creative DNA of Lisbon to identify perspectives that can be applied at a strategic and political level. To this end, the Anglophone context is highlighted as a benchmark both in conceptual and methodological terms, as well as case studies and transfer of practices. The nature of this project is based on applied and fundamental research to: promote innovation in the state of the art and support the development of new strategies and perspectives; transfer knowledge from academia to society, both at the level of the public and cultural sectors and the rest of the economic-business fabric.



  1. Analysis of socio-cultural dynamics in urban space;
  2. Symbolic representations in urban space;
  3. Consumption patterns in urban space;
  4. Cultural and creative mapping in urban space;
  5. Memory and cultures in the city;
  6. Urban tribes and their lifestyles;
  7. Cultural and creative industries;
  8. The University and the city;
  9. Creativity and innovation in urban space.

The project articulates in a transdisciplinary perspective the concepts and practices associated with areas such as Culture Studies, Fine Arts and Communication Sciences, developing emerging topics such as Trends Studies, Urban Art, Creative Cultures and Cultural Analysis applied to Strategy. Research and action-research activities are promoted in urban territories, activated within the scope of the consortium, which converge in the analysis of representations and practices of creativity. In this way, it is possible: 1) to foster internal and external synergies with ULisboa and IPLisboa; 2) to anchor research lines in the context of the study of culture, creativity and innovation; and 3) optimize strategies of communication and management of science, in order to contribute to the resolution of societal problems in urban space. This is based on the diagnosed need, on the one hand, to promote applied research and, on the other hand, to stimulate the integration of research into national and international networks. The results of the research can generate strategic clues for business actors and the creative economy, as well as for political and social actors.