O TRIUNFO DA BAQUELITE
The Triumph of Bakelite: Contributions to a History of Plastics in Portugal
Research project funded by FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia/ The Foundation for Science and Technology and developed in the Centro Interuniversitário de História das Ciências e da Tecnologia/Interuniversity Center for the History of Science and Technology (CIUHCT) of the Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon (FCUL).
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This project aims at investigating the history of plastics in Portugal through compartmental studies, in particular on the technoscientific aspects of plastics (and its communication to the general public); the need to preserve plastic articles; the importance of plastic in the industrial design evolution, in corporate strategy and in everyday life; the relationship between the plastics industry, its agents (workers and local elites) and other industries (electricity and glass); the energy and environmental issues related to plastics.
History of plastics | Material history | Material culture | Industrial history | Preservation and conservation | Portugal
Maria Elvira Callapez (Principal Researcher – Project Coordinator)
Centro Interuniversitário de História das Ciências e da Tecnologia (CIUHCT)
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT)
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