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Isadora Petrauskas

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Isadora is an Artist, Lighting Designer, Stage and Set Designer, Stage manager and Curator. She has worked as a lecturer and Researcher in the UK and Portugal and has collaborated with Chinese, Spanish, British, Palestinian, Mexican, Argentinian, Kazakh, American, Brazilian and Nigerian partners. Having a particular interest in Art-based methods for Participatory Action Research (PAR), her research focuses on Cultural Studies and the impact of Art Design on contemporaneity. For the past 8 years, she has continued to explore the emergence of various artistic practices in different socio-political conjunctures and how they can form and inform society(ies).

Research interests

Social Sciences

Art and Politics

Limits of Fiction


Light Art



Public Art

Cultural Studies

Contemporary Artistic Practices


Interpreter and Translator - Rio Fashion Week - 2006 to 2010

Stage Manager - Opera House Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro - 2010 to 2014

Lecturer - School of Arts and Creative Industries at Edinburgh Napier University - 2017 to 2022

Awards and honours

2015, Best in Show for the School of Arts and Creative Industries for the Art installation Under Construction

2014, Yan Michalski prize (Category: Special Achievement ) for the Art Direction of the Theatre show Inside My Own House

Education/Academic qualification

BA(HONS) Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro - 2013

MA, Edinburgh Napier University - 2015

PhD, Universidade do Porto - 2021

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