Maria da Piedade Ferreira

Dr. Maria da Piedade Ferreira MSc, is an architect, performance artist, researcher and curator. Her doctoral thesis, “Embodied Emotions: observations and experiments in architecture and corporeality” (2016) coins her concept of Corporeal Architecture. Her work explores the connections between Architecture, Neuroscience, Performance Art and Creativity and has been published and presented in international journals and venues, including the ANFA – Academy for Neuroscience and Architecture and the University IUAV di Venezia. She currently teaches Neuroarchitecture and Performance Art at Technische Universität München – TUM and Ergonomics, Architecture History, Design History and Art History at the Hochschule für Technik Stuttgart – HFT. In 2020, as a response to COVID-19, she founded the YouTube channel Corporeal Architecture, a curatorial project that works as an Open-Access education and exhibition room which archives and preserves lectures, performances and artistic research outcomes with the mission to bring awareness on the interconnections between learning, creativity and well-being to a wider audience.