Paula Tavares is a professor, artist and researcher. Phd in Fine Arts, with the thesis “The complex relations between art and politics in Western culture. The political art as institutional contradiction.” Her research interests are in fine arts and design, autonomous disciplines linked by drawing. She is General Chair of CONFIA – International Conference on Illustration and Animation (http://www.confia.ipca.pt/) and a Associate Professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and the Ave were she is the Dean of the School of Design. She is also a Research member and co-director of ID+ Research Institute for Design, Media and Culture http://www.idmais.org.