Philosophy & Public Space


RG Philosophy and Public Space


Networks and Projects

Participation of the RG PPS/ integrated researchers - International networks and Research Groups:


Insumisos Latinoamericanos - Red de Investigadores Latinoamericanos por la Democracia y la Paz (Network of Latin American Researchers for Democracy and Peace

The Network of Latin American Researchers for Democracy and Peace (RILDEPAZ) is the plural expression of a group of lecturers and researchers who have decided to exchange opinions, share efforts, transfer experiences and knowledge, make commitments and edit books that give an account of what happens in Latin America, from various thematic fields, under a convergent and tolerant umbrella that allows the students of our peoples to understand what is happening, the meaning of the political and social processes, the behavioural rationales of the groups, social movements and the democratic horizon of Latin American society.


Red Iberoamericana de Investigadores “Vida Cotidiana, Ética, Estética, Educación y Política” (Ibero-American Network of Researchers "Everyday Life, Ethics, Aesthetics, Education and Politics") (REDIVEP)

This Network of Researchers intends to integrate in a transdisciplinary approach a set of epistemological fields in which diverse disciplinary spheres converge, such as Ethics, Aesthetics, Education, Politics, Literature, Art, Sociology and Ecology, among others. This diffusely shared horizon is configured from the multiplicity of values ​​and meanings, whose framework and strength rests on respect for difference both in its theoretical dimension and in its practical deployment. It is about promoting dialogue and the debate of ideas, which are nurtured in the exercise of thinking and problematizing the different forms of knowledge.

The Network endorsed by the Ibero-American University Association of Postgraduate Studies (AUIP), an international non-governmental organization recognized by UNESCO, dedicated to the promotion of postgraduate and doctoral studies in Latin America, with 197 prestigious member institutions of higher education in Spain, Portugal, Latin America and the Caribbean.


Philosophy of the City Research Group

Philosophy of the City Research Group is a global community of scholars who are dedicated to understanding the city and urban issues. The Research Group takes the city as an object of study, focusing on its political, social, epistemological, metaphysical, ethical, and environmental dimensions. From an interdisciplinary perspective, it incorporates disciplines such as urban planning, environmental science and studies, ecology, architecture, geography, and the arts.


Laboratory of Research on Practical and Applied Philosophy

Main goal of L.R.P.A.Ph. is the recognition and elaborations of issues related to the emergence, reconstruction, weaving, performance of forms of philosophical thinking and acting in their meeting with the plural environments of education, as well as the organization of research procedures-projects reinforcing philosophical education, culture and research.

Emphasis is given to the practical and applied dimension, as the passage from theory to its realizations is critically, hermeneutically and dialogically crossed leading philosophical methodology, analysis and understanding to the threshold and crossroads of crucial and complex issues at stake nowadays: ethical, anthropological, political, esthetical, intercultural, ecological, technological, etc.


Philosophy and Public Space International Network- PaPSIN

Network created by RG Philosophy and Public Space, whose primary goal is to develop a network of researchers from different philosophical disciplines that, in dialogue with other areas of knowledge, can contribute to the critical study of the notion of public space – and related problems – in terms of social and political transformations.



Project ETHNA System, Ethics Governance System for RRI in Higher Education, Funding and Research Centers.

Coordinator: Elsa González- Esteban, Universitat Jaume I- Castellon (Spain).

Researchers from the RG Philosophy and Public Space : Paula Cristina Pereira and Maria João Couto. 

Reference 872360

Program: H2020 – Horizon 2020

Financing Institution: EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Competitive Financing / Financial Geographic Scope: International

Nº. of participant institutions: 10.

Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto – Associated Member

Start: 2020-01-01

Expected end date: 2022-12-31

Overall budget approved: 1.490.718, 75 EUR

The goal of ETHNA System is to develop a system of ethical governance and compliance with the RRI in the HERC through the design of a set of tools and work methodologies that will serve to define and subsequently implement a new formal organizational structure within the management structure of the HERC, as well as to promote a comparative analysis, dissemination and exploitation of research results on RRI systems that will serve to the promotion of similar governance systems in other European countries.


Communication and education at Technopolis (Vila Real City Hall) (funding 33 000 EUR)

2009 - 2016

Coordinator: Joaquim Escola

Objective: To develop, in the Municipality of Vila Real, an active citizenship among children and students, to allow the analysis /decoding of media messages (television, cinema, print media) and to promote the expression through other languages, especially iconic language.


Project Science, Technology and Society: Multilineal Study of Knowledge and Action Communities on Cyberspace

 (Reference: FFI2009-07709; FISO subprogram, M. Science and Innovation/ Spain); PI: Ramón Queralto Moreno; Organization: University Seville; 2010 -2013, Funding 45,000 EUR.

Researchers:  Andoni Alonso Puelles; Javier Bustamante Donas; Graciano González Rodríguez-Arnáiz,;  José Antonio Marín Casanova ; Carl Mitcham; José Luis Molinuevo Martínez de Bujo; Paula Moreira De Silva Pereira; César Moreno Márquez ;   Langdon Winner.

The project: an in-depth analysis of the communities of knowledge and their social actions, which have been generated from the use of new telecommunications. Central hypothesis: supported by well-known facts, is that these communities generate, today and probably to a greater extent in the future, rich and valuable knowledge, as well as social actions with effective results.


Oficina de Formação em Filosofia (OFFilo)
Public space: seeing and thinking heritage, for museum technicians(founding DRCN, 2013)