cristina monteiro

Cristina is an architect, author, filmmaker, and a Founding Co-director of DK-CM. In 2021 she was shortlisted for the Moira Gemmill Prize in recognition of excellence in design for women designers under 45. Cristina’s work explores the complex history and ecology of places and she is a champion of equitable access to nature. She has recently directed a documentary film London Grows as part of Wild City campaign to inspire cities to be wilder, more biodiverse places, writes a column for The Architects’ Journal and is working on a TV script exploring spatial equality and representation.

She has taught at Kingston University and Central Saint Martins, and has been a visiting lecturer and critic at the Architectural Association, Cambridge University, Syracuse University, and the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.

He recently had his first institutional retrospective exhibition at the maat - Museum of Art, Architecture, and Technology [Lisbon, 05/10/22 - 06/03/23] for which he designed the exhibition space. He completed as well in 2022 the exhibition design of the Portuguese/British artist Paula Rego (the Kestner Gesellschaft in Hannover, the atelier of French artist Jean-Luc Moulène in the Normandie and launched a new book, Architecture for Disquiet Bodies [Lars Müller Publishers, 2022].

Faustino’s work has been widely published and exhibited internationally, and collected by major institutions such as Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian, Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, MAXXI, MoMA, Musée National d’Art Moderne / Centre Georges Pompidou, MAAT, Serralves Foundation, among others.

He was awarded last year the prestigious French government honor of « Chevalier des Arts et Lettres » and is part of the French Design 100.