Portugal | Brazil | Cape Verde


Dwelling | Architecture | Sustainability | Art




Lorenzo Bordonaro holds a BA+MA in Philosophy/Anthropology (Università di Torino, Italy) and a PhD in Cultural Anthropology (ISCTE, Lisbon). He was post-doctoral researcher at IUL-ISCTE (Lisbon), at Sergipe Federal University (Brazil) and UTAD University (Portugal). He conducted ethnographic research in Guinea Bissau, Cape Verde, Portugal and Brazil on several issues, from childhood to youth violence, from creativity and urban marginality to migration and development in African contexts. He lectured anthropology at grad and post-grad levels in Portugal, Cape Verde and Brazil. He studied painting and drawing at ArCo (Lisbon) and holds a specialisation in Sculpture from the Academy of Fine Arts in Lisbon. His artistic practice merges with the anthropological research: his installations and public art projects are often rooted in a wider social reflexivity and in political activism. He carried out public art projects in different social contexts and geographical areas: from Brazilian favelas to shanty towns at the periphery of Lisbon; from the Cape Verdean ghettos to the historical neighbourhoods of Graça and Mouraria, in Lisbon. He participated in several events, festivals and collective exhibitions, among which the Architecture Biennale in Venice, Manifesta 12 in Palermo and Ethnographic Terminalia in Chicago, US.


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XALABAS. Projecto Comunidades no Centro – A Identidade Local como Fator de Desenvolvimento do Turismo Sustentável



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Book chapter


Pereira, Pedro; Loureiro, José Carlos , O que é uma casa?. Centro de Estudos Regionais. Viana do Castelo, Portugal. 2022. published

Edited book

XALABAS - Arte Urbana em Achada Grande Frente (Praia, Cabo Verde)

Bordonaro, Lorenzo; Fornuto, Mariangela, União Europeia; Movimento Africa '70. Africa '70 e União Europeia. Praia, Cape Verde. 2021. published

Thesis / Dissertation

Masculinities negotiations and image-­making processes among a group of young men in Maputo, Mozambique

Moreira, Andrea Almeida, phd. 2017. .

Thesis / Dissertation

Ocupação Santa Maria : conflitos, infâncias e brincadeiras

Santos, Eline Limeira dos, master. 2017. .