Inês Moreira is an architect and an active curator, editor and cultural organizer. Her present postdoctoral research engages with ruined architectures, collective memories, outcast historical buildings and other man-made territories, such as postindustrial landscapes or spaces. She essays readings of architecture as a cultural field and explores new curatorial epistemologies within the urban, the visual and the techno-cultural critique.
Miguel Costa is an artist/architect and invited assistant professor at FBAUP (Fine Arts Faculty, University of Porto). PhD in Landscape Architecture and Urban Ecology (2018, ISA University of Lisbon); Master’s degree in Art and Design for the Public Space (2011, FBAUP). Integrated researcher, i2ADS Research Institute in Art, Design and Society. Works individually or in collaboration under the name “micro atelier de arquitectura e arte” [maarqa] and has been developing artistic research work on the relationship between colonial botany and the landscapes of everyday places — abandoned, devalued, or unused urban spaces. Has been distributing his professional activities between teaching; artistic research; and small interventions and mapping processes on the urban landscape.
Joana Baptista Costa is a graphic designer and researcher. She has a PhD in Design from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto (2019) and graduated from the School of Arts and Design of Caldas da Rainha (2006). She is a collaborating researcher at the Institute for Research in Art Design and Society (I2ADS). Her research and curatorship interests include studies in design, archive, graphic heritage and material culture, production processes and editing modes. Develops research in the fields of theory and criticism of graphic design in Portugal. Her PHD thesis The discourses of graphic design in its emergence in Portugal (1960-2000) proposes a historiography of graphic design based on discourses. As a designer, she encourages the intersection of processes and methodologies between design and research.
Alícia Medeiros is an architect, and an independent artist and researcher. She works in the level of mobile media and walking as an artistic practice/performance since 2010, intensifying the work in this area since 2013. Her areas of interests are art, urbanism and power dynamics. She has a master degree in Art and Design for the Public Space by the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Porto (FBAUP) and is currently pursuing a PhD in Fine Arts at the same institution. She is co-founder of MAAD collective .
Isabeli Santiago (1993, Brazil) feminist, ativist. Curatorial assistant at Galeria Municipal do Porto (s. 2019). PhD candidate, she holds a master’s degree in Art Studies and graduated in Art History , both at University of Porto – Portugal. She is co-founder of the feminist collective MAAD – Mulheres, Arte Arquitetura & Design (Women Art Architecture & Design). Isabeli also works independently as curator / art-historian / researcher, mainly focused on interdisciplinary approaches to art-history, art, architecture & urbanism, feminism and decolonial studies.
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