Artéria is an independent architectural practice based in Lisbon. It was founded in 2011 by Ana Jara and Lucinda Correia with the aim of conceiving, developing and promoting urban regeneration projects. Artéria is strongly committed to action research projects, within an interdisciplinary framework, aimed at creating unique proposals in cooperation with public and private entities. It highlights the importance of education for space and architecture, by building site-specific educational projects to develop spatial reading and abstraction capabilities. Artéria explores the social, cultural and artistic dimensions of architecture, through direct involvement of the communities, the development of own intervention programmes in the territory, and the establishment of partnerships with local associations and public bodies. In 2013 it was nominated for the Best Architecture Practice Prize by Construir Magazine. In 2014 it was included in Portuguese representation at the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale. In 2015 it was a nominee for the International Architecture Prize awarded by the Iakov Chernikhov Foundation.