Lavínia Pereira and João Felipe P. Brito
Lavínia Pereira is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon, within the Project ‘UrbanoScenes. Post-colonial imaginaries or urbanisation: a future-oriented investigation from Portugal and Angola’ (PTDC/GES-URB/1053/2021). She is co-convener of the UTH - Urban Transitions Hub, and a member of the Research Group SHIFT – Environment, Territory and Society at the Institute of Social Sciences. With a PhD in Philosophy (2017), her research interests include the changing human-nature relations in the Anthropocene; global environmental change and urban development agendas; and alternative urban imaginaries emerging from speculative and science fiction. João Felipe P. Brito is an assistant researcher and a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow at the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon, with a project on “IN²LISBON - Innovative and Inclusive Lisbon”. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 101032494. He is also a member of the project “UrbanoScenes. Post-colonial imaginaries or urbanisation: a future-oriented investigation from Portugal and Angola”. With a PhD in Sociology (2016), by the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, he has already twelve years of experience in research and public policies within different urban contexts, notably in favelas (slums) and peripheral neighbourhoods in cities such as Rio de Janeiro, Medellín and Lisbon.