Dr. Maria da Piedade Ferreira

Dr. Maria da Piedade Ferreira is an architect whose curiosity and life-long interest in Art has led to her current position as a researcher in Architecture and Neuroscience. Her work is dedicated to understanding how the body experiences aesthetics and how empathy can be used as a design tool. She incorporates the somatic techniques of Performance Art and emotion measurement methodologies to develop future architects’ sensorial awareness.