2008-2010 Design Criticism MFA at the School of Visual Arts, New York
1997-2002 Degree in Communication Design (5-year undergraduate degree) at the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon
ESAD Caldas da Rainha Since October 2010
Lecturer in the Product Design Master and Industrial Design Undergraduate Programme: Transdisciplinary Seminars and Design & Strategy Courses
Parsons the New School of DesignJan/Mai’10
Part-time faculty: recitation leader for the course Global Issues in Design and Visuality in the 21st Century, taught by Susan Yelavich
Part of global cover editor team, with editors in Bangkok, Lisbon, Salt Lake City and Boston, of New York-based online news aggregator.
2003 and 2005 teams of ExperimentaDesign – Bienal de Lisboa: production, communication and curatorial departments of the Lisbon Design Biennale and other exhibitions and projects, both in Portugal and abroad.
Visual Communication Department at Fabrica, Benetton’s Communication Research Centre in Treviso, Italy. Took part in diverse institutional, editorial and commercial projects.
Leo Burnett Kuala Lumpur Feb./Jul.’03
6-month internship at Leo Burnett Advertising Kuala Lumpur’s graphic design department.
Co-curator (with Pedrita) of the Portuguese section of one of ExperimentaDesign2009’s main exhibitions.
Fabrico Próprio2006 –
Curatorial and creative direction (with Pedrita) of a book, launch series, workshop and exhibition on the design of semi-industrial Portuguese confectionery
Inspired Lisbon by Bombay Sapphire2008
Curation and production (with Carla Cardoso and Namalimba Coelho) of a 5-day event in Lisbon dedicated to design, creativity and curiosity
Graphic identity and collaboration with the organising team (Pedrita and Pedro Teixeira de Melo) for young creative professionals talk programme.
Voyager’05: Supply and Demand 2005
Curation of the graphic design section of the 2005 tour (Strasbourg, Prague, Funchal) of the Voyager exhibition/installation
Made in Macau 2005
Project selection for exhibition presented at ExperimentaDesign2005.
(P) Design de Portugal 1990-2005 2004/2005
Assistant Curator (Curator: Guta Moura Guedes) of the industrial and product design section of the (P) exhibition of contemporary Portuguese architecture and design, with presentations in Milan (Triennale, Dec. 2004 – Jan. 2005) and Lisboa (ExperimentaDesign, Sep. – Nov. 2005)
Design Grátis 2001/2002
Created and organized (with Susana Carvalho) exhibition of printed material (magazines, postcards, flyers, etc.) brought from travels and ERASMUS residencies by the students at FBAUL.
Mediações – Mensagens 2007
Participation in the sound installation (curated by José Bártolo) made up of messages left on a cellphone by 20 Portuguese designers, with a satirical critique of Álvaro Siza’s role in Portuguese design
TALKS AND CONFERENCES
Tools (a lecture about me)Ciclo de Conversas Design + Multimédia, Science Museum, University of Coimbra, April 12 2011
Sombreros de frutas o innovación frugal? Los desafíos contemporáneos del diseño brasileño.Simposio Internacional “Los BRICs. Brasil, potencia emergente” Centro de Estudos Brasileños, Universidade de Salamanca, April 7-8 2011
The added values of human resources in Brazilian product and furniture design Brazil: the Cultural Contemporary Conference, Royal College of Art, London January 21 2011
Uma Cidade ideal está por vir (An Ideal City is not yet) Revela 2010 (Design Festival), Recife, 8-12 November 2010
A Felicidade está à venda? (Is Happiness for Sale?) Lecture about design and happiness as part of the Próximo Futuro research workshop on Happiness, 4-5 November 2010
Beyond the Fruit Hat: Brazilian Product and Furniture Design Today, Global Issues in Design and Visuality in the 21st Century: Culture Lecture Series, Parsons the New School of Design, New York city, October 29th 2010.
Alvorada: How Social Change Is Shaping Brazilian Design and Creating Brazil’s Own Design Model
Crossing the Line: The 2010 D-Crit Conference, SVA Theater, New York, April 30th 2010
A 10-minute presentation on my MFA thesis.
Stop & Think Open Talk, ExperimentaDesign 2009, Mercado de Santa Clara, Lisbon, Sept. 13th ’09
Agent Provocateur in a discussion, hosted by Portuguese curator Delfim Sardo, about Design and Media. The other speakers were Max Bruinsma, Anniina Koivu, Walter Bettens and Jacopo Crivelli Visconti
Criticism matters for European Creativity, European Parliament Plenary Hall, Brussels, April 21st 2009
A 4-minute talk delivered at the European Union’s Committee of the Regions Quarterly Plenary Session, in the context of the Forum on ‘Europe’s Creative Regions and Cities‘, for which I was selected to attend as one of 100 Young European Talents.
Fabrico PróprioPecha Kucha Lisbon #4, Museu da Electricidade, Lisbon, April 22nd 2008
A second, 6m40s-long presentation on the achievements, obstacles and adventures of the Fabrico Próprio project.
E Agora? (And Now What?)ESEIG – Politécnico do Porto, Vila do Conde, April 24th 2007
A lecture about my work as a graphic designer, writer and curator to college students at ESEIG’s design course.
Fabrico Próprio Pecha Kucha Lisbon #1, Teatro Cinearte, Lisbon, May 21st 2007
The first, 6m40s-long public presentation of the Fabrico Próprio project.
Day Camp: “Putting Architecture in its Place”, Canadian Center for Architecture, Montreal, Jul. 12/16 ’10
A one-week architecture writing workshop for teenagers. With Becky Quintal
Design Journalism workshop, Cape Town, Feb. 23/26, 2008
Facillitator in the Susan Yelavich-lead workshop with an international team of editors, journalists and writers including Marcus Fairs and Julie Lasky.
WRITING Periodical Publications
Big in Brazil, Design Indaba Magazine, 1st Quarter 2009
Embarrassment and disappointment in São Paulo, Architecture Review (UK), January 2010
É Proibido Proibir! Artecapital (PT), January 20th 2010
10 razões para voltar a Montreal, Visão Vida & Viagens, December 2009
5 de São Paulo, Visão Estilo & Design, October 2009
Flight of the imagination, Eye #73, October 2009
Speed Limits, icon, August 2009 (distinguished with a frieze Writers’ Prize high recommendation)
Crafter Words, Design Indaba Magazine, 1st Quarter 2009
Aprender com a Pastelaria Semi-Industrial Portuguesa, Artecapital, December 2008
Freedom and Restraint, Cluster (IT), August 2008
A House for Mrs Jonkers, Design Indaba Magazine (ZA), 2nd Quarter 2008
Copenhaga – Manual de mudança, Vida & Viagens (PT), July 2008
Uma Casa para Mrs. Jonkers, Público (PT), March 21st 2008
Roger Ball, Caçador de Cabeças Chinesas, Público (PT), February 8th 2008
O Design da Inquietação, Público (PT), January 18th 2008
“La Crème de la Crème” da Pastelaria Fina, Blue Design #3, November 2007
As Leis da Atracção, Público (PT), November 11th 2007
Ler nas Entrelinhas com os R2, Público (PT), November 23rd 2007
Estratégias de Sobrevivência, Público (PT), October 19th 2007
Para Além das Aparências, Público (PT), October 5th 2007
A Rainha dos “Crafts”, Público (PT), September 21st 2007
Beleza Doméstica, Público (PT), August 17th 2007
Os trabalhos de Alda Tomás, Público (PT), August 3rd 2007
Ouçam o que Elas Dizem, Público (PT), July 11th 2007
Essenciais e acessórios, Público (PT), July 3rd 2007
Foi você que pediu um João Machado?, Público (PT), July 13th 2007
Experimental Jetset, Público (PT), June 23rd 2007
O Peso das Coisas da Boca do Lobo, Público (PT), May 11th 2007
O Futuro Projectado por Jacques Tati, Público (PT), April 4th 2007
O Equilibrista, Público (PT), March 30th 2007
O Design Glocal, Público (PT), March 14th 2007
O Burocrático Dever de Informar, Público (PT), February 2nd 2007
Design ’06, icon #42, December 2006
The State of Things, icon #37, July 2006
Meriç Kara’s B-sides, icon #36, June 2006
Nata Family, icon #40, October 2006
The cake of all cakes. No, really., Sugo #3, April 2006
WRITING – Other Publications
MUDE (Lisbon Design and Fashion Museum) Catalogue: Short texts on eleven design items the collection for the museum’s inaugural catalogue.
[Sum]One: exercícios de apropriação: Essay for an installation by Miguel Rios Design
Phaidon Graphic Design Compendium: Eighteen entries in this forthcoming graphic design encyclopedia edited by Kerry William Purcell.
Fabrico Próprio:the Design of Semi-Industrial Portuguese Confectionery with Pedrita
European Design Week Report: 2008 of the European Design Week and Conference (Stockholm).
Jarra Factory: A text on Czech designer Milan Pekar’s Factory Vase for a bombay Sapphire Advertorial
Queremos Novos Tipos: a short essay on the typeface Dax for MUDE’s website
European Design Awards Reports: 2007 European Design Awards and Conference (Athens).
ED Awards Erik Spiekermann Interview: an interview with the first ED Hall of Fame laureate.
Portuguese design trail: a collaboration with Max Fraser and ICEP, Portugal’s Foreign Trade Office, for a guide published by icon magazine for a promotion of Portuguese design in London: contribution with a text onPortuguese contemporary design and a short guide to Lisbon.
Colors Research, interviews and writing of article on the historic centre of Genoa, Italy, and its social/urban transformations for the 64th, ”Lust” issue of COLORS magazine. With David Neustein and Davide Balliano
AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS
Paula Rhodes Award SVA’s Top Class of 2010
SVA Design Criticism MFA Departmentscholarship
Frieze Writer’s Prize: review of the exhibition “Speed Limits” was one of 8 highly recommended reviews in a total of over 300 entries.
Luce nel Buio with Chiara Ternullo and Pedro Teixeira de Melo
First prize in the international architecture competition “Luce nel Buio”, part of the AnimaRoma award (jury headed by Massimilliano Fuksas), awarded by the Rome City Hall.
Portuguese Native speaker
English Speaks fluently
French, Spanish, Italian Medium/good knowledge
German Elementary/Medium knowledge