A Science and Engineering Faculty Surrounded by Art!

Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (Faculty of Science and Technology; FCT) is one of the nine academic units of Universidade Nova de Lisboa (New University of Lisbon; UNL). Read on to find out more about it.

Credits: carlota_nonnumquam

FCT was founded in 1977 and is a public school dedicated to science and engineering. The campus is located at Monte de Caparica and takes up approximately 30has, having over 7,500 students, 1,400 of which are postgraduate.

Apart from the academic buildings and the library, the campus has many other infrastructures, such as student halls, sports infrastructures, child daycare, health services, bookshop, bank, travel agency, grocery store, and various restaurants and cafeterias.

I’ve had to spend quite a lot of time during the day at the faculty and I used to be really bummed out because of that. The thing is: it is kind of in the middle of nowhere (the nearest town is a bit of a stretch by foot) so I’d always think I had nothing to photograph nearby and I never got to take any analogue photos during the week which I hated! It is very calm and quiet around the campus, which I’m not used to as I live in Lisbon, the capital city of Portugal, and I love city life. It takes you about 45 minutes to 1 hour by public transportation to get to Lisbon and by the time I got back to the city at the end of the day, it was already dark and I ended up not being able to take photos during the week in the city either!

It was really getting me down not taking any photos during weekdays so I decided to try to look at FCT with different eyes and I discovered that although it may be a science school you will find it is full of interesting artsy details here and there.

It has some lovely commissioned graffiti art:

Credits: carlota_nonnumquam

Sculptures and art installations here and there:

Credits: carlota_nonnumquam

Great architecture:

Credits: carlota_nonnumquam

Lots of trees and street signs (both of which I love to photograph!)

Credits: carlota_nonnumquam

Interesting colorful details like the child daycare infrastructures for the children to play:

Credits: carlota_nonnumquam

And occasionally you will find some lovely cloud formations:

Credits: carlota_nonnumquam

And some interesting, unexpected photo opportunities around campus:

Credits: carlota_nonnumquam

All in all, while it is a bit isolated and doesn’t have much to visit nearby if you pay attention to the details you will find some lovely things to photograph inside the campus. Also if you happen to drop by during the summer the good thing is: it is not that far away from the beach!

written by carlota_nonnumquam on 2012-03-16 in #world #locations

More Interesting Articles

  • In Focus: Lomography x Zenit Petzval Art Lens

    written by cheeo on 2014-06-17 in #lifestyle
    In Focus: Lomography x Zenit Petzval Art Lens

    Revamping the classic design of the Petzval Lens born in Vienna, Lomography has indeed gone beyond what is needed to bring analogue shooters and filmmakers a one-of-a-kind lens in the new Petzval Art Lens. Read on to find out more about this high-quality lens after the jump.

  • Then and Now: Michaelangelo Masterpiece Gets a Sweet Recreation

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2014-04-17 in #lifestyle
    Then and Now: Michaelangelo Masterpiece Gets a Sweet Recreation

    One of the most popular works of art in history, a fresco painting by Michaelangelo, was recreated by a food artist using a whopping amount of sweet stuff. Find out more about this tasty rendition after the jump!

  • The New Russar+ Lens: Compatible With A Wide Range of Cameras!

    written by hembot on 2014-04-08 in #news
    The New Russar+ Lens: Compatible With A Wide Range of Cameras!

    Our fantastic new lens, the Russar+ is compatible with a wide range of digital and analogue cameras - find out more about the Russar+ and camera compatibility here!

  • Shop News

    Give your space a facelift with your own analogue print

    Give your space a facelift with your own analogue print

    Really want to bring your film photos to life? We’re now offering totally analogue fine art prints in a host of large sizes and formats! Carefully enlarged from your negatives onto premium photographic paper by lab professionals, each picture is a unique piece of craftsmanship.

  • LomoGuru of the Week: arsomilio

    written by icequeenubia on 2014-04-20 in #lifestyle
    LomoGuru of the Week: arsomilio

    A graphic designer by profession, our LomoGuru of the Week has been an ardent analogue shooter for five years. Aside from photography, he also runs a magazine about art and culture in Florence. Read on to find out more about Samuele Formiconi or arsomilio, our LomoGuru of the Week!

  • Newcomer of the Week: life_on_acetate

    written by icequeenubia on 2014-06-01 in #lifestyle
    Newcomer of the Week: life_on_acetate

    His best friend and fellow lomographer weleasewoger72 used to make him feel bad about using an IPhone to take pictures. However, after trying out a Diana F+, our Newcomer of the Week, life_on_acetate, decided to ditch the digital territory and try his hand at analogue photography. Read on to find out more about this fascinating story of friendship and film photography!

  • Introducing The New Russar+ Lens, Now Available For Pre-Order!

    written by hembot on 2014-04-10 in #news
    Introducing The New Russar+ Lens, Now Available For Pre-Order!

    Our new lens, the super wide angle Russar+ has landed and is ready for pre-order! Read on to find out more about this stunning modern reinvention of a legendary Russian lens ...

  • Shop News

    Summer Inspired Camera at 20% off

    Summer Inspired Camera at 20% off

    The brazilian summer inspired camera is now at 20% off! You can now celebrate life in full color and treasure every culture in a snap! This summer is no exception; make sure you’re prepared to capture all the sporty action with the Fisheye No.2 Brazilian Summer Camera!

  • Lomopedia: Zeiss Contax I

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2014-03-26 in #reviews
    Lomopedia: Zeiss Contax I

    The first camera by German camera maker Zeiss Ikon and the first model under the Contax camera brand, the Zeiss Contax I was made to rival the then popular Leica rangefinder cameras. Find out more about this historic snapper in this installment of Lomopedia!

  • LomoAmigo Interview: Elizabeth Nahum-Albright

    written by ciaravesely on 2014-04-30 in #people #lomoamigos
    LomoAmigo Interview: Elizabeth Nahum-Albright

    Elizabeth Nahum-Albright, or Lizzy, as her peers would call her, is a fine art photographer based out of Brooklyn. Born to design-oriented and artistic parents, she got into photography at a young age and continues to explore the possibilities within her chosen craft. Lizzy loves 19th century photographic processes, but she isn't a stranger to modern methods either – much like our New Petzval Lens. Read on to learn more about Lizzy and catch a glimpse of some of her Petzval photos.

  • Petzval LomoAmigo: Dale McCready

    written by hannah_brown on 2015-02-18 in #people #lomoamigos
    Petzval LomoAmigo: Dale McCready

    Dale McCready is a cinematographer working in the film/ TV industry and has worked on programmes such as Doctor Who and Merlin. He was one of our supporters for the Petzval Kickstarter campaign and recently used the lens to film for a new BBC drama, which is due out in March. Dale kindly shared some of his Petzval photographs with us and talked about his love for this lens. Read on for the full interview.

  • Shop News

    Special Apertures for Petzval

    Special Apertures for Petzval

    Want to be more creative and level up your bokeh shots? A wide selection of special apertures for Petzval are here to blend with your artistic side and give your Petzval images some analog twists!

  • Workshops and Events for January 2015 at Lomography UK

    written by hannah_brown on 2015-01-05 in #events
    Workshops and Events for January 2015 at Lomography UK

    Happy New Year Everyone. We're confident that our January 2015 workshops will help you dust off those January blues and get you smiling again. You'll be able to learn how to expose an image onto fabric or canvas with our LUMI paint workshop, learn the basics of our super Diana F+ camera and take to the streets with the Lomo'instant. There is also a great exhibition of analogue prints from photographer Arat “Huge” Komsawadichai. Find out more and book your spot by clicking here.

  • Portraits, Lights, Instant Photos, and Weird Faces

    written by antoniocastello on 2015-03-06 in #gear #lifestyle
    Portraits, Lights, Instant Photos, and Weird Faces

    In New York City, winter has been harsh and long, the nights long and cold, and shooting outside not fun anymore. When the Lomo'Instant Boston Edition hit the shelves this week and the new Splitzer arrived at the Lomography Gallery Store New York, we decided to do a round of light painting portraits.

  • Show Us Your Perfect Timing Winners Announcement!

    written by mindofmyra on 2015-03-06 in #world #competitions
    Show Us Your Perfect Timing Winners Announcement!

    There is nothing better than a photo shot at the perfect moment. Henri Cartier-Bresson's principle on "The Decisive Moment" is a principle that we should still follow to this day. A perfectly-timed photo creates impact, whether it's one of a friend jumping into the pool or a couple emerging from the ceremony on their wedding day. For this rumble, we want to see that breathtaking moment, shot at the perfect time. And you showed us what it's like to be on time.