~ is formed by people of different interests and expertises that got together on a common interest for the social and material process of design production, as well as a curiosity for questioning the civic nature of place.
Ana is from Lisbon, 1976. She holds a degree in Industrial Design from the Lusíada University of Lisbon, and Master in Product Design Engineering, at Leiria Polytechnic and Advanced CAD Technologies, at Loughborough University Design School. She has experience working in R&D, new production technologies and traditional crafts and is interested in areas such as biomimetics, intelligent production technologies and materials, as well as working with natural materials and crafts techniques. Was in creative residencies and workshops such as glass blowing production, weaving bulrush, basket work in wicker, cork, cane, rope and sustainable construction. She develops her own projects in Leiria, under the brand SOBRO.
Has a Masters degree from évora University. Currently works alone and in collaboration in areas such as architecture, illustration, architectural drawing and installation.
João Gonçalo Lopes
Ph.D student in Philosophy, at Universidade Nova de Lisboa, where he’s developing a thesis on the connections between Ethnology and Philosophy of History. Member of the National Museum of Ethnology’s team, from 2006 to 2018, where he dedicated his work to the study of the clothing and textiles collection of that museum and of the Folk Art Museum’s one. Has a dregree in Visual Arts by Universidade de Évora.
(Born 1983) Architect graduated from the Department of Architecture of the University of Coimbra (2007). As a student, editor and director of the architecture magazine NU. Prize recipient of a scholarship by the Ministry of International Relations of the Norwegian Government (2007-2008). Worked as an architect in various offices from 2004 to 2011. In collaboration with Alizeta – Projetti Solidali Onlus, authored architecture projects in Burkina Faso (2007-2010). Editor-in-chief of the architecture and urban theory magazine Morfema (2015-). Since May 2017 holder of a PhD in Architecture developed in the Centre of Social Studies (CES) and Invited Professor at the Department of Architecture (D’Arq) of the University of Coimbra.
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