Technical Lead at Creative Commons Portugal;
Founder at DAR - an Open Design and Culture Non-profit, where I’m also the Fab Manager at the local Fab Lab;
I’m currently enrolled in the UT Austin | Portugal Digital Media PhD program where I’m researching about Open Agriculture through the design of a new medium (GROUU) which is aimed at Open Agricultural Knowledge generation and transfer.
In the end of 2016 I co-founded the FarmLabs Initiative through which I also develop my Research.
I started my career in 2003 designing products with a group of Artisans in southern Portugal (Alentejo).
Somehow, in the middle of advertising agency work, trade fair stands, big events, design and production discovered arduino, processing, code, and a lot of things I came to admire, explore, use and research with and about.
These experiences led to a balance between two parallel environments where I design, teach and research: the tech/hacking/maker/ DiY/collaborative/open source and the craft product design experiences.
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