Centro Cultural Benfica

Centro Cultural Benfica (“Benfica Cultural Center”) is located off the University campus, specifically in the neighborhood of Benfica in the district of Magdalena. This unit was established in 2001 as a mansion of the nineteenth century and serves as a space for the launch of books, films, presentation of plays, musical concerts and art exhibitions and courses, seminars and lectures.The building where the Cultural Center Foundation was the Artistic and Historical Heritage of Pernambuco in 1981. Considered one of the most important cultural centers of Recife, the Cultural Center is home to several institutions Benfica. They are the Theatre Joaquim Cardozo, the Benfica Library, the Institute of Contemporary Art (IAC) and the University Museum Collection, which includes the entire collection of ceramic works of UFPE, including parts of the Master Vitalino Caruaru.

Itamar Medeiros

Originally from Brazil, Itamar Medeiros currently lives in Germany, where he works as Lead Product Design Strategist at SAP and promotes User Experience Design as visiting lecturer at Köln International School of Design. Working in the Information Technology industry since 1998, Itamar Medeiros has helped truly global companies in several countries (Argentina, Brazil, China, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Mexico, The Netherlands, Poland, United Arab Emirates, United States) create great user experience through advocating Design and Innovation principles. During his 7 years in China, he championed the User Experience Design discipline as User Experience Manager at Autodesk and Local Coordinator of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA) in Shanghai

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