Sara Albino, PhD


Sara Albino, PhD is a Research Fellow of the Interdisciplinary Centre of History, Culture and Societies of the University of Évora and also a Member of the UNESCO Chair in “Intangible Heritage and Traditional Know-How: Linking Heritage” (University of Évora – Portugal). She is also an associate researcher at the Research Centre in Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon. Her research has addressed the issue of immaterial heritage in tourism planning and territorial branding using mixed methods in qualitative research. Presently is involved as a researcher in the action-research project CREATOUR - “Creative Tourism Destination Development in Small Cities and Rural Areas.”

As a community outreach practical project, she is the co-founder of Buinho Creative Hub, the Rural Fablab of Baixo Alentejo with its children’s makerspace in the Primary School of Messejana. Based on her experience of creating one of the first artistic residencies program in fablab environment of Europe, she has been currently examining the profile and impacts of creative travellers and creative hubs development in rural areas.

Author's Books

Creative Tourism

Activating Cultural Resources and Engaging Creative Travellers