Nélio Conceição obtained his PhD in Philosophy (Aesthetics) from the FCSH-UNL (2013). His thesis focuses on the relation between philosophy and photography, paying special attention to the thought of Walter Benjamin, while exploring phenomenology and the work of Fernando Gil at the same time. Presently working as a research fellow in FCSH, he is an integrated member of the IFILNOVA (CultureLab – Art, critique and aesthetic experience) and he is the CultureLab Coordinator. His research interests converge mainly in the area of aesthetics, and he is currently developing a project on the concepts of play, room for play and experimentation, as well as on the philosophical and artistic ramifications of Walter Benjamin’s work. He was a visiting scholar at PUC-São Paulo (2015) and ZfL-Berlin (2016). Since 2009, he has organized several activities in the IFILNOVA and was a team member of the projects “Morphology” and “Language and Forces”. He co-coordinates the FCT-funded research project “Fragmentation and reconfiguration: experiencing the city between art and philosophy”.