Welcome to esad–idea. We are the Research Center of ESAD, College of Arts and Design. Aside from research, we are responsible for the cultural programming of Casa do Design in Matosinhos, an exhibition space aimed at promoting Portuguese design near the general public.

A great number of the books on the theory and practice of design launched in Portugal are made here at esad–idea and are available on our online store.

We are currently in the process of organizing the 2nd edition of the Porto Design Biennale, which will be held between June and July, 2021, in Porto and Matosinhos.

research in
design and art

coming soon

E. esadidea@esad.pt
T. +351 229578755

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