Pedro Quintela



Porto, Portugal



University of Coimbra. Faculty of Economics. PhD. candidate in Sociology.

University of Coimbra. Faculty of Economics. MA in Cities and Urban Cultures.

ISCTE – University Institute of Lisbon. BA Hons. in Sociology.


Current Occupation

Research Fellow. Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT, I.P.).

Researcher of Centre for Social Studies (CES). University of Coimbra, which is the host institution of this PhD. research.

Permanent consultant at Quaternaire Portugal – Consultancy for Development SA.


Research Interests

Sociology of culture, sociology of art, sociology of music, cultural studies, urban studies, youth cultures, popular music, urban cultures, cultural policies, cultural and creative industries, cultural mediation, cultural intermediaries, music, soundscapes, youth  subcultures, DIY culture, fanzines, illustration, graphic design, communication design, labor markets (cultural and creative sector).


Keep it Simple, Make it Fast!

Dead Kennedys – Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables (1980) | Minor Threat – Complete Discography (1989) | Operation Ivy – Operation Ivy (1991)


KISMIF belonging

Personal and scientific interest in the study of culture punk as a specific expression of contemporary youth cultures.

Focus on the emergence and development of autonomous, independent and DIY ways of organization and cultural production in Portugal.


What do I get?

Punk, ageing and gender.

Punk, the city and new social movements.

Paths, pathways and punk actors: the actual scenes’ constitution.

Punk, heritage, memories and artifacts.

Punk and social networks.

DIY Careers: social and professional pathways.

Artistic creation and underground musical scenes.

New social inclusion dynamics through DIY practices.



QUINTELA, Pedro (2013) – Problematizing the cultural and creative agenda: new paths for today’s sociological investigation. Plataforma Barómetro Social, 14 de Fevereiro. Porto: Universidade do Porto. ISSN 2182-1879. on-line:  HYPERLINK “”

QUINTELA, Pedro (no prelo) – The (un)sustainability of the creative work in design. Atas do DESIGNA 2012 – International Conference on Design Research “UN/SUSTAINABILITY”. Covilhã: Universidade da Beira Interior.

QUINTELA, Pedro (no prelo) – Listening Em Cima da Vila: a sociological listening exercise. Actas do MUSICULT II: uma abordagem contemporânea em torno da cidade, da cultura e da música. Porto: Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto

QUINTELA, PEDRO (2009) – Innovation and experimentalism in cultural mediation: the case of Casa da Musica’s Education Services. ESA 2009 – 9th European Sociological Association Conference “European Society or European Societies?” (CD-ROM).

QUINTELA, Pedro; CASALEIRO, Paula (2009) – Urban public spaces of Porto and Coimbra: a sonorous “cartography”. Atas do X Congresso Luso-Afro-Brasileiro de Ciências Sociais “Sociedades Desiguais e Paradigmas em Confronto”. on-line:  HYPERLINK “”

QUINTELA, Pedro; CASALEIRO, Paula (2008) – The sonic landscapes of the Historic Centres of Coimbra and Porto: a listening exercise. Atas do VI Congresso Português de Sociologia “Mundos Sociais: Saberes e Práticas”. on-line:  HYPERLINK “”