Arts and Creative Industries

We stand by ethical, creative societal values and challenges, aiming at building good common places, through the connection of institutions and communities, codesigning and cocreating processes and products. We foster innovative formative processes, creative minds, in a holistic approach in higher education.

We are developing the Blended intensive Program UNLOCKING IMAGINATION! directed to staff, encompassing all the STARS EU Alliance partners, engaging creativity and imagination in a collaborative and transdisciplinary

We are working on a mobilizing research project through a network of the partners within STARS EU Alliance and the communities that we are part of, aiming to understand, communicate and cocreate new.


Leader: António Meireles – Polytechnic Institute of Bragança (PT)
Alfonso Ruiz Rallo – ULL (ES)
Andreas Teufel – HSB (DE)
Anke Coumans – Hanze – (NL)
Augusta Branco – IPB (PT)
Carlos Costa – IPB (PT)
Christian Master Östlund – HV (SE)
Fatmira Prodani – UFC (FR)
Jacinta Costa – IPB (PT)
Karolien Dons – Hanze (NL)
Marcus Brasil – IPB (PT)
Mário Cardoso – IPB (PT)
Mikulas Odehnal – SUO (CZ)
Paweł Ozimek – PV (PL)
Vasco Alves – IPB (PT)

Information about our TIG including the goals and objectives

This newly founded TIG met in November 2022 for the first time and is only starting to organise itself. Even though „Living Spaces“ was initiated from the fields of civil engineering and architecture, we intend to be as open as possible regarding academic fields and disciplines, and invite all teachers and researchers, who are involved in addressing issues of how and where people live, how they organise their mobility, leisure time, etc. The following picture gives an overview on who could join.

For the time being, we focus on organising joint teaching activities, e.g. blended intensive programme (BIP), collaborative online international learning activitiy (COIL), or guest lecturing (virtual and in presence).
In the long run, collaborative projects in teaching and research are envisaged.

List of our members

Name Institution Faculty/ Programme
Prof. Paulo Piloto IPB Civil Engineering
ass. Professor Dr. Linn Gustavsson UW Division of Urban Planning and Development
Lisa Bomble  UW Senior Lecturer; Staff member at Division of Urban Planning and Development
Dr Ernestyna Szpakowska – Loranc,  CUT Faculty of Architecture
Norena Martín Dorta ULL Dept. Techniques and Projects in Engineering and Architecture
Dr. Mira Bloemen-Bekx HUAS Dean Institute of Future Environments
Dr. Bart de Zwart HUAS Research Center for Built Environment; School of Business Management
Prof. Dr. Thomas Rauscher HSB Dean of Studies; Civil Engineering
Prof. Dr. Maria Clarke HSB Architecture and Civil Engineering
Prof. Dr. Sven Uhrhan HSB Civil Engineering
Prof. Dr. Felipe Riola Parada HSB Civil Engineering
  UFC  Still searching
  SUO  Not applicable, yet