Natalie Woolf holds a PhD in Design Products from Royal College of Art, and a BA in Fine Arts/Painting from Leeds Metropolitan University (Leeds Beckett). She has 12 years of independent design and applied arts practice, and 6 years’ experience in Public Arts as an artist and consultant for arts practice in urban and rural development. Since 2015 Natalie has been an associate professor for Animation Studies BA courses and the Animation arts course, Hybrid Spaces; now teaches drawing and related subjects at DELLI at Universidade Lusófona, is the Curator of the Drawing programmes for DELLI - Design Lusófona Lisboa and is an integrated member of COW - Centre for Other Worlds, Lusófona University. Main topics of interest and research: material responsiveness to human presence and spatially distributed drawing. She is particularly interested in the relationship between the visceral experience of an artwork/installation and how that is mediated by and/or delivered through technologies. Natalie is active in academic research, participating as an author in publications and events. She also maintains her own research and creative practice at Atelier Concorde. http://www.atelierconcorde.org/en/artistas/natalie-woolf/ https://revistas.ulusofona.pt/index.php/ijfma/article/view/7047

Identificação pessoal

Nome completo
Natalie Woolf

Nomes de citação

  • Woolf, Natalie
  • Natalie Woolf PhD(RCA)

Identificadores de autor

Ciência ID

Endereços de correio eletrónico

  • p5085@ulusofona.pt (Profissional)
  • natalie.woolf@network.rca.ac.uk (Pessoal)


  • Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias. . Campo Grande, 376,, 1749-024, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal (Profissional)


Domínios de atuação

  • Humanidades - Artes


Idioma Conversação Leitura Escrita Compreensão Peer-review
Português Utilizador elementar (A1) Utilizador elementar (A1) Utilizador elementar (A1) Utilizador elementar (A1)
Inglês Utilizador proficiente (C1) Utilizador proficiente (C1) Utilizador proficiente (C1) Utilizador proficiente (C1)
Grau Classificação
1999/10/04 - 2004/07/02
School of Architecture and Design, Dept. of Design Products (Doutoramento)
Royal College of Art, Reino Unido

Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Fine Art (Painting) (Licence)
Leeds Beckett University, Reino Unido
"Poetics of Spce" (TESE/DISSERTAÇÃO)
DATEC Diploma in Art and Design. (Diplôme d´études supérieures)
Buckinghamshire College Group, Reino Unido
Percurso profissional

Docência no Ensino Superior

Categoria Profissional
Instituição de acolhimento
2015/02/25 - Atual Professor Catedrático (Docente Universitário) Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias Edições Universitárias Lusófonas, Portugal
2010/09/01 - 2011/02/01 Professor Associado Convidado (Docente Universitário) Universidade Católica Portuguesa Escola das Artes, Portugal
2005/09/01 - 2008/06/01 Professor Auxiliar Convidado (Docente Universitário) University of East London (UEL) SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE & THE VISUAL ARTS , Reino Unido


Categoria Profissional
Instituição de acolhimento
2010/09/20 - 2018/09/20 Part time: Commercial research for products and project innovation Exergia, Projectos de Engenharia.S.A., Portugal
2010/06/01 - 2012/04/01 Public Arts Commissions Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust (Health Park) Public Art Consultancy for Willis Newson / Commissioning Body: Balfour Beatty Capital, Reino Unido
2007/05/01 - 2010/05/01 Public Arts Consultant/Practitioner: HATTON WOOLF- Public Art Consultancy, Reino Unido
HATTON WOOLF- Public Art Consultancy, Reino Unido
2004/07/01 - 2008/10/01 Independent Consultant and Public Arts Practitioner Freelance public art consultant, Reino Unido
2004/09/01 - 2005/12/01 Artist Consultant with Urban Initiatives. Urban Initiatives, Reino Unido
1990/09/01 - 2000/09/01 Freelance Design Services and Collaborations Self Employed Designer, Reino Unido
1987/09/01 - 1990/09/01 APEX Trust Community Arts Project Leader APEX Trust, Leeds, Reino Unido


Designação Financiadores
2000/09/01 - 2003/06/01 Plastic a Material Metaphor
Bolseiro de Doutoramento
Royal College of Art School of Design, Reino Unido


Designação Financiadores
2005/01 - 2005/12 TRACE Touch responsive illuminating surface - Commercial Feasibility Study
Desenvolvimento técnico
InnovationRCA, Reino Unido
Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (Formally DTI) GOV.UK
2004 - 2005 Trace - Touch responsive illuminating surface
Desenvolvimento técnico
InnovationRCA, Royal Collage of Art, Reino Unido


Artigo em conferência
  1. Woolf, Natalie; Alexandra Alberta; Carolina Martins. "Queering Epistemic and Methodological Approaches to Exhibiting Health: an interdisciplinary graphic medicine collaboration¿". Trabalho apresentado em International Conference of Graphic Medicine, Brighton, 2019.
  2. Woolf, Natalie. "Moving through the image - Expanded animation for a shared physical understanding.". Trabalho apresentado em 31st Society for Animation Studies (SAS) - Animation is a Place Conference, Universidade Lusófona, Lisboa, 2019.
  3. Woolf, Natalie; Martins, Carolina. ""Can Animation Take Our Breath Away? Expanded Animation For A Shared Physical Understanding."". Trabalho apresentado em Ecstatic Truth IV: Truth of Matter - Process and Perception in Expanded Animation Practice., London, 2019.
Artigo em revista
  1. Woolf, Natalie. "DRAWING OUT- Eves Apple". Delli, I Would Prefer Not To (2020):
  2. Woolf, Natalie. "Design research by practice: modes of writing in a recent PhD from the RCA". Journal of Writing in Creative Practice Volume 1 Issue 1 Cover Date: August 2007 (2007): https://doi.org/10.1386/jwcp.1.1.53_1.
Capítulo de livro
  1. Alberda, Alexandra P.; Carola, João; Martins, Carolina; Woolf, Natalie. "VAST/O Exhibition (De)Construction: Exploring the Potentials of Augmented Abstract Comics and Animation Installations as a Method to Communicate Health Experiences". In Palgrave Studies in Comics and Graphic Novels, editado por Palgrave, 289-311. London, Reino Unido: Springer International Publishing, 2022.
Tese / Dissertação
  1. Woolf, Natalie. "PLASTIC: A MATERIAL METAPHOR". 2004.

Artística / Interpretação

Exposição artística
  1. Carolina Cabral Nunes; Luana Delgado Ramos; Joana dos Santos; Samira Machado Poffo; Sam Rita Goncalves Marques; Sofia Barreiros Telo. Hybrid Spaces. 2021.
  2. Natalie Woolf PhD(RCA); Alexandra Alberta; Carolina Martins; João Carola. VAST / O. 2019.
  3. Andrés Jurado, Irene de Andrés, Yuri Firmeza, Maria Rojas, Juan Pablo Ordoñez, Margarida Alves, Nina Frase. After Margret, Round-a-bout exhibited in the group show titled Nevertheless. 2019.
Exposição de curadoria/museu
  1. 2019. "Exhibition of selected works at the Convento de São Pedro de Alcântara Co-Curated by Pedro Serrazina & Natalie Woolf". In http://sas2019.ulusofona.pt/exhibitions/.

Propriedade Intelectual

  1. Woolf, Natalie. 2003. "ILLUMINATING SURFACE". Reino Unido.

Apresentação oral de trabalho

Título da apresentação Nome do evento
Anfitrião (Local do evento)
2019/12/06 VAST/O: collaborative and remote practice, on interdisciplinary installation and collaboration¿ MATLIT LAB: Humanities Laboratory, Doctoral Program in Literature Materialities
Center for Portuguese Literature and Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, University of Coimbra (Coimbra)

Arbitragem científica em conferência

Nome da conferência Local da conferência
2021/11/08 - 2021/11/14 animaScapes at CINANIMA Centro de Multimeios de Espinho, Biblioteca Municipal José Marmelo e Silva, FACE ¿ Fórum de Arte e Cultura de Espinho, Junta de Freguesia de Espinho
2018 - 2019/06/21 31st SAS ANNUAL CONFERENCE: ANIMATION IS A PLACE Universidade de Lusofona, Lisboa

Arbitragem científica em revista

Nome da revista (ISSN) Editora
2020/12 - 2021/05 International Journal of Film and Media Arts Vol. 6 No. 1 (2021): The Fiction that Exploded: Speculative ways of digging into Design. (ISSN 2183-9271) Film and Media Arts Department / Lusófona University
2020/12 - 2021 International Journal of Film and Media Arts Vol. 6 No. 2 (2021) ANIMATED SPACE: Engaged animation for the space(s) we live in (ISSN 2183-9271) Film and Media Arts Department / Lusófona University

Consultoria / Parecer

Descrição da atividade Instituição / Organização
2010/06/01 - 2012/04/01 Lead Artist: Scoping project for art and architectural integration for Alder Hey Children's Health Park., Liverpool. The scoping project was a 2 year commission to develop artworks and projects to be integrated into the design for a new hospital. Work included generating concepts for artworks and art practices for the pre-build, and life of the building integrating with the fabric and structure - working with the landscape and architecture teams, and for engagement with art and creative practices for patients and their families, staff and community Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust (Health Park) Public Art Consultancy for Willis Newson / Commissioning Body: Balfour Beatty Capital, Reino Unido
2007/05/01 - 2010/05/01 HATTON WOOLF was a Public Art Consultancy that was commissioned to develop concepts, strategies and arts commissions for public and private/commercial clients including: Swindon Borough Council & The New Swindon Company. - Lead Artist-Strategy & Implementation Programe. APG Architects - Artist & Public Art Commissioning Plan & Programe Development for Higher Newham, Truro. South West of England Regional Development Agency and St. Modwen - Lead Artist & Consultant for Urban Development for Littlecombe, Gloucestershire.
2007/05/01 - 2010/05/01 HATTON WOOLF was an independent consultancy for Public Art commissioning and strategic planning. Clients included: Swindon Borough Council & The New Swindon Company: Lead Artist and Strategy & Implementation Program for Central Swindon. APG Architects: Public Arts creative development and design, Commissioning Plan & Programe for Higher Newham, Truro. South West of England Regional Development Agency and St. Modwen: Lead Artist & Consultant for Urban Development at Littlecombe, Gloucestershire.
2004/07/01 - 2008/10/01 Independent Consultant and Public Arts Practitioner for Carrick District Council/Ginkgo Projects Arts Consultancy: Perranporth Public Arts Scoping Plan Gloucester Heritage Urban Regeneration Company. (GHURC)/ Ginkgo Projects Arts Consultancy: Gloucester City’s Public Art Strategy Derby Cityscape/Urban Initiatives: Derby Public Realm Strategy East of England Development Agency (EEDA)/: Landmark East of England Team Whitby Bird Engineers & Sustrans shortlisted for development
2004/09/01 - 2005/12/01 At Urban Initiatives, London: Working in the Urban Design office as the Consultant Artist for various clients and group team projects, activities included: Creative conceptualisation for Public Art and Public Space Design; Developing and delivering concepts for consultation events and community engagement activities; Research of site histories, potential development opportunities and community uses.
1990/09/01 - 2000/09/01 Art and Design practices including: Public & private commissions. Exhibiting at National and International Interior & Design Industry events. Flooring and Architectural Surfaces design, manufacture and project management for mass production. Architectural Collaborations. Freelance Designer Collaborations with: Penoyre and Prasad for The South Downs Health Care NHS Trust & Southern Arts Bauman Lyons Architects. Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth Calderdale Council Museums /Artist Maker Residency
1987/09/01 - 1990/09/01 Community and Further Education tutor (part time) to support ex-offenders reentering the community through arts practices. Design and application of murals and interior design elements for government owned buildings and community institutions, onsite training for the APEX design training teams

Curso / Disciplina lecionado

Disciplina Curso (Tipo) Instituição / Organização
2023/09/11 - 2024/01/06 Communication Design BA- Course Subject: Drawing Territories Engages with place, space, identity, and the body (as a territory and as an active participant in territories): to dig into these concepts and find deeper meaning and awareness of the concept of territories, be they physical, social, political, or commercial, adds another dimension to experiential learning through drawing. As such both "territories" and drawing practices are complementary to all the other teaching units at DELLI Annual Course for 1st semester 3rd year students since 2015 Design de Comunicação/ Communication Design (Licenciatura) Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias., Portugal
2023/09 - 2024/01 Digital Animation BA - Drawing. Introduces drawing processes and technical skills used in animation practice, to equip students with the skills to explore and achieve visual communication through various drawing media. Technical elements are combined with project briefs to explore creative thinking and the cinematographic challenges of animation with the development of personal styles. Digital Animation BA (Licenciatura) Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias, Portugal
2023/02 - 2023/07 Animation Arts National MA, Course Subject: Hybrid Spaces Introduces animation expanded beyond conventional screen-based presentations, focused on the use of 'space and place' as methods of researching the context and concepts of animation production. Through spatial contexts, it opens up experience of non-linear narrative, abstracted stories, and expanded animation practices. Helping to reflect on ways of telling stories and sharing experiences through the lens of documentary animation contexts. Curricular Subject taught since Feb 2016 Animation Arts/Artes da Animação (Mestrado) Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias, Portugal
2023/02 - 2023/06 Communication Design BA- Course Subject: Drawing and Animation. The subjects are addressed as communicational and aesthetical phenomena, exploring its multiple connections with spaces, objects and social contexts. It considers Animation in the broadest sense since animation can refer to a kinetic object, a movement in space as much as a traditional "frame by frame" sequence of images. Current design practices encompassing moving images support engagement with topical issues. Annual Course for 2nd semester 3rd year students since 2015 Communication Design (Licenciatura) Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias, Portugal
2023/02 - 2023/06 Communication Design BA- Course Subject: Drawing and Sketching. This course addresses drawing/illustration techniques, strategies and languages that can be used in all illustrative and communication design projects. It privileges drawing as research to engage students with the practice of researching content as well as contemporary and historical contexts. Engaging in drawing practices that experiment, expand and develop drawing as part of the process of designing and content development. Annual Course for 1st semester 2nd year students since 2023 Communication Design (Licenciatura) Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias, Portugal
2023/02 - 2023/06 Communication Design BA- Course Subject: Drawing II. In this curricular unit students deepen their experience of Illustration and Drawing as artistic/ conceptual experimentation and also as a field of enquiry. Through exercises, exhibitions, field trips and discussions, students will develop techniques alongside addressing matters such as the entanglements between nature and artifice; sustainability in artistic production, or the revitalization of crafts. Annual Course for 2nd semester 1st year students since 2022 Communication Design BA (Licenciatura) Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias., Portugal
2022/09 - 2023/06 REANIMA International Masters in Animation - Creative Animation Ateliers III - Development, Production and Post-Production. Annual Course 3rd Semester of international rotation - since 2022 International Masters in Animation Arts (Mestrado) Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias, Portugal
2021/10/01 - 2021/10/02 Re:Anima International Master program at LUCA - Invited Lecturer and Workshop Leader 'Research in Animation' Re:Anima International Master program (Postgraduate Certificate) LUCA School of Arts,., Bélgica
2021/03/29 - 2021/03/29 Invited Guest Tutor SM5344 Abstract and Experimental Animation, School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong Final student film presentation review and assessment Abstract and Experimental Animation. (Master) City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Membro de associação

Nome da associação Tipo de participação
2018 - Atual Society for Animation Studies (SAS) is an international organization dedicated to the study of animation history, theory and practice. Includes an annual conference at locations throughout the world, and selected publications and awards. member
2010/09/01 - Atual Atelier Concorde is a collective and interdisciplinary workspace, founded by a group of artists in January 2010. Providing sixteen artists studios and a project room for the Atelier’s exhibitions and events, and occasional residencies. O Atelier Concorde é um espaço de trabalho colectivo, interdisciplinar e gerido por artistas fundado em Janeiro de 2010. Conta actualmente com dezasseis artistas e para lá dos seus estúdios individuais dispõe de uma sala de projecto destinada a acolher a programação do Atelier e residências pontuais. Permanent Resident Artist


Tópico Nome do aluno
2023/09 - Atual Supervision of Masters student final project. Tatiana Podovalova
2019/10/08 - 2021/10/18 National Masters in Animation Arts Subject Area: Hybrid Spaces, Lusofona University, Samira Machado Poffo


2000 Rio Tinto Travel Award
Royal College of Art, Reino Unido

Outra distinção

2005 The UK Government funding for Commercial Feasibility Study for Trace (PhD Prototype)
Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) UK, Reino Unido
2004 Short listed - East of England Landmark Design Competition. Team Member: Whitby Bird Engineers & Sustrans
East of England Development Agency (EEDA), Reino Unido
1997 1997 - 2000 Competition Winners; Regeneration Plan for Speke-Garston Liverpool. Team: N. Woolf / A. Edwards / Bauman Lyons Architects.
Liverpool City Council, Reino Unido