Lab2PT — Presentation
Lab2PT is an R&D unit of the University of Minho that is specialised in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities. Created at the end of 2013, Lab2PT began its first funding period supported by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) in 2015. It is currently comprised by researchers from different scientific areas (Archaeology, Architecture and Urbanism, Visual Arts, Design, Geography, Geology and History) who work together on their common interest of studying the territory and its landscapes and heritage, understood as material, spatial and cultural expressions of societies over time.
Lab2PT’s interdisciplinary research base is achieved through organic articulation between two institutes of the University of Minho – the School of Architecture, Art and Design and the Institute of Social Sciences, through its History and Geography Departments -, uniting their research and teaching programmes. Lab2PT develops fundamental and applied research, focusing on the laboratory capacity and skills of its researchers, related to analysis, understanding and interpretation of territories and their natural and cultural landmarks, assumed as heritage resources that can and should foster economic and social strategies at a regional level and in contexts of national and international networks.