Isabel Simões PintoPT



”Can Urban Art be a public policy instrument for the development of territories?”


14th of JUNE
14h30 > 16h00
CIEC – Centro de Inovação Empresarial da Covilhã _ Rua António Angusto Aguiar, 60

Councillor for Culture for the Municipality of Estarreja

Graduated in Social Work, she’s 49 years old, with training in Cultural Programming and Management and in Systemic and Family Intervention.
She worked as a Social Worker and as Head of the Education, Social Action and Culture Division in the Municipality of Albergaria-a-Velha, from 1999 to 2013, highlighting her participation and influence in the Social Network Program, in the Municipal Education Program and in the New Agenda for Culture and Creativity of that Municipality.
In October 2013, she took on the role of Chief of Staff to the Mayor of Estarreja, where she is from, particularly overseeing the area of culture and events.
In 2017, she was elected as a Councillor for the Municipality of Estarreja, a position she still holds today, with delegated powers in the areas of Social Action and Inclusion, Health, Culture and Events, Environment, Tourism and Communication.
She was President of the Commission for the Protection of Children and Young People in Estarreja for two mandates, from November 2017 to November 2023.

Egas Moniz was passionate about art. On the door of the house he lived in Estarreja, we can still read today: ‘the great schools of the plastic arts are the museums. I wish we had one in every city, town and village so that the people could rise up in the spiritual communion of the Beautiful’.
Since September 2016, the streets of Estarreja have been transformed into a museum with ESTAU. A festival that has put Urban Art into conversation with the city, people, heritage and nature, through murals, installations, workshops, films, talks, guided tours, music and much more, all with the participation of numerous national and international artists.