Fernanda Fragateiro (Montijo, 1962) lives and works in Lisbon. Fragateiro’s projects are characterized by a strong interest in rethinking and investigating modernist practices. Her practice involves an archaeological approach to the social, political and aesthetic history of modernism through a continued research with material from archives, documents and objects. By operating in the three-dimensional field and challenging the tension between sculpture and architecture, her work enhances the relationship with each place, placing the viewer in a performative situation. Her work has been exhibited in various museums and national and international institutions such as the Bomba Gens Center d ‘Art of Valencia, Galleria Nazionale d’ Arte Moderna Contemporânea de Roma, the International Museum of Contemporary Sculpture of Santo Tirso, among others. Her work is represented in several collections, among which are the Collection of Contemporary Art of the State, Portugal; Fundació Per Amor a l’Art, Valencia; Per The Ella Fontanals Cisneros Collection, Miami; Fundación Neme, Bogotá.
Fernanda Polacow is a Brazilian scriptwriter and director who lives between Lisbon and São Paulo. She works in several projects for TV (HBO, NatGeo, Globo, RTP, NHK-Japan, Discovery Channel, Netflix, etc.) and cinema. She is the screenwriter for Mosquito, the opening film of the Rotterdam Festival 2020 and winner of the Critics prize at the São Paulo International Film Festival 2020. She was involved in documentary series and films as a screenwriter and director, winning awards at the New York Festivals — TV & Cinema Awards, Brazilian Film Academy and a nomination for the Content Innovation Awards. She contributes to the Buala portal, an artistic and academic platform that stimulates debate on post-colonial issues and the global south. She is on the Board of Taturana Filmes, a distributor of films with social impact. She is particularly interested in contemporary cinema in Portuguese-speaking countries, mother of Sebastião and Rosa, and an amateur percussionist.
Inês Ponte is a visual anthropologist. She has been researching on photography and cinema, and their relationships with the social sciences, in particular with anthropology, crossing research with video. She has worked as a researcher in ethnographic (Angola, 2018, 2012 and Brazil, 2006) and museum contexts in Portugal, on various geographies (Portugal, 2019, India, 2009 and Angola, 2006). She has collaborated in trans-disciplinary teams, especially in the production and curation of exhibitions and the programming of festivals and screenings. She was the curator of the series Filmar a Paisagem (2019) and manages since 2016, RDC Virtual, a repository of Angolan films, directed by Ruy Duarte de Carvalho. She holds a PhD in Social Anthropology with Visual Media from the University of Manchester, UK (2015), a postgraduate diploma in Documentary Filmmaking from Universidade Lusófona (2006) and a degree in Social Anthropology from ISCTE (2003). She was an FCT fellow (PhD and postdoctoral), as well as a Marie Skłodowska Curie postdoctoral fellow.
Founder of Campos Costa Architects, Pedro Campos Costa is an architect, professor, editor and multidisciplinary author. He is the Curator of the Portuguese Pavilion at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition—La Biennale di Venezia, with the project “Homeland. News from Portugal ”(2014). Atelier Campos Costa Arquitectos, founded in 2007, has been developing a multidisciplinary practice in projects such as the Lisbon Oceanarium Extension, the Hotel Ozadi rehabilitation in Tavira, and the riverfront and municipal market of Quarteira. He has received numerous national and international awards. Among them: IAB Annual Award — RJ 2017, Rio de Janeiro; FAD 2015; Valmor 2011 (Honorable Mention); APRIZE 2012, Triennale de Milano, Milan; Europe 40 Under 40 2012, The European Center for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies; Next Generation 2006 Award Metropolis Magazine, New York.
Richard John Seymour is a British photographer and BAFTA-nominated filmmaker based in Lisbon. His work can be characterised as an attempt to reveal political, social, and environmental issues made manifest through the built environment and increasingly blurry line between landscape and city. Author of ‘Consumed’ (2013), a long-form photography and film project centred around China’s role in the rapid growth of consumerism, and what this means for the landscapes and individuals involved. His short film ‘Consumed’ (2017) was nominated for a BAFTA in the Short Film category 2017. After studying architecture at the University of Bath (2012) and the Royal Institute of Technology (2011) in Stockholm, he was awarded a scholarship to study at the Architectural Association (AA) in London. At the AA he worked with the Unknown Fields Division, a collaborative travelling research studio focussed on the concept of ‘the city’ through explorations to the remote locations that allow it to function.