Mafalda Casais



Position: Researcher
Institution: Lisbon School of Architecture - Universidade de Lisboa
Responsibilities: Researcher



Mafalda Casais was born in Lisbon (Portugal) in 1984. She did a three-year illustration course (Ar.Co Lisboa), followed by an undergraduate degree in Design from the Lisbon School of Architecture (Universidade de Lisboa). During the undergraduate degree, Mafalda spent one year in Italy, at the University of Genoa (Universitá degli Studi di Genova), within the European exchange program Erasmus. She then was awarded a Master degree in Product Design, from the Lisbon School of Architecture. In 2011, Mafalda received a doctoral grant awarded by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), to conduct a PhD project. This project was developed at the Delft Institute of Positive Design, at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering (TU Delft – Delft University of Technology), in the Netherlands, and focused on design with symbolic meaning. The PhD was concluded in 2020. Throughout her stay in the Netherlands, Mafalda was also involved in teaching (Bachelor, Master and PhD level) and supervised three Master thesis in Design (both at the TU Delft). In the last two years of the PhD (2018), she moved to Portugal and has since developed an independent research project at CIAUD (Research Centre for Architecture, Urbanism and Design), at the Lisbon School of Architecture. Currently Mafalda supervises three Master thesis in Design (one at IADE – Universidade Europeia, and two at the Lisbon School of Architecture). Since 2019, she teaches Applied Positive Psychology at ISCSP – Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais e Políticas (Universidade de Lisboa). Mafalda does research on emotional design and design for well-being.



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