16 Jun 2023 - 09:00 | 16 Jun 2023 - 10:00 am

By Hand – Autonomous pays homage to Luís Carmelo on June 16 (09:00)

One of ours left. Luís Carmelo, one of the founders of the degree in Communication Sciences (CC) at the Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa (UAL), passed away, and among us, colleagues, students, collaborators, there was a void as great as the immensity of his personality, creativity, intelligence and generosity.

For this reason, and because we continue to look for ways to occupy this enormous gap, we will dedicate the entire day of June 16, 2023, to the Por Mão Própria event, honoring him through words, sounds, looks, memories. and the great respect that the entire UAL community has and will have for Professor Luís Carmelo.

Thus, between 09:00 and 10:00, in Auditorium 1 of UAL, teachers, families and students will share memories, smiles and the grandeur of a good human being.

On that day, from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm, UAL's CC finalist students present their Final Projects, dedicated to the Professor who gave soul, thought and creativity to the curricular unit that marks the end of the cycle for more than a hundred of students.

The Por Mão Própria event is open to the general public and has numerous guests to analyze the works of finalist students and pay homage – through written messages to the family and to UAL – Professor and writer Luís Carmelo.

Luis Carmelo

Luís Carmelo is the author of more than 30 works – among many: Eco do Espelho (1986), Semper Noiva (1996), A Falha (1998), O Trevo de Abel (2001), Masks of Amsterdam (2002), Gnaisse (2015) ), Por Mão Própria (2016), Sísifo (2017) and Cálice (2020) –, was born in Évora, in August 1954, and received a doctorate from the University of Utrecht, Netherlands.

For many years, he was professor of Semiotics and Final Project in CC at the Autonomous University of Lisbon.


  • 09h00-10h00 Homage to Professor Luís Carmelo
  • 10:00-13:00 First project presentation session
  • 14:30-17:30 Second project presentation session
  • 18:30-20:30 Third session of project presentation
  • 21:00 Closing session
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