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Rodrigo Silva has a degree in Philosophy (1998) from FCSH-UNL, with a thesis on “Image and History in Walter Benjamin”, and a Ph.D. in Contemporary Culture (2007) from FCSH-UNL, with research on “The question of space in contemporary philosophy”.

He is a Coordinating Professor (Communication and Contemporary Culture) at the Escola Superior de Arte e Design de Caldas da Rainha, teaching since 1998 in the areas of art theory, aesthetics, and contemporary philosophy, which are his elective areas of research and writing.

Between 2010 and 2014 he was Sub-director of ESAD.CR and later Director, between 2014 and 2016. Since June 2017, he is the President of the Scientific-Technical Council of this school.

He has published in several academic publications, where he has written about contemporary philosophy, visual arts, theater, and literature and worked on authors such as Maurice Blanchot, Jean-Luc Nancy, Jacques Derrida, Georges Didi-Huberman, Valère Novarina, Pascal Quignard, among others. He edited and organized the collective book “The Republic to Come – art, politics and thought for the 21st century” (with essays by Georges Didi-Huberman, Jacques Rancière, Marie-José Mondzain, and Bernard Stiegler), published by the Gulbenkian Foundation in 2011.