selected talks

2020. “Prison Heterocisnormative Complex: Spatio-Material Politics of Queer Incarceration.” Presentation for the seminar “Facets of Justice and Violence in Contemporary Societies: Discourses, Materialities and Representations”; Permanent Seminar for the Research and Community at CECS, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal, (online due to the COVID-19), December 2, 2020 — speaker

2020. “Haunting as Counterhegemonic Design Research and Counterfactual Artistic Practice.” Talk for the event “The Vantage Body”, organised by Social Practices program at Piet Zwart Institute, Willem de Kooning Academy (WdKA), Rotterdam, The Netherlands, (online due to the COVID-19), October 29, 2020 – invited speaker

2020. “Monsterising the Master’s Tools: Design as (b)othering.” Lecture for Yale School of Art (New Haven, U.S.A), within the “Graphic Design Lecture Series”, organised by Sheila Levrant de Bretteville, (online due to the COVID-19), October 16, 2020 – invited lecturer

2020. “Master’s Tools vs. Monster’s Tools: Reflections and Strategies on Designing as (b)othering.” Opening lecture in the “Glossary of Undisciplined Design Symposium”, organised by Rebecca Stephany and Anja Kaiser, at GfZK / Museum for Contemporary Art Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany, February 20-23, 2020 – keynote speaker

2020. “Liminal Neologies.” Workshop and talk in the “Glossary of Undisciplined Design Symposium” organised by Rebecca Stephany and Anja Kaiser, at GfZK / Museum for Contemporary Art Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany, February 20-23, 2020 – invited workshop conductor

2019. “On Dead Center of Queerness, Decoloniality and Materiality.” Lecture and debate in the program “Warehouse Talks [Conversas no Armazém]” organised by Alexandra Balona, at Armazém Cowork, Porto, Portugal, November 13, 2019 – invited speaker

2019. “Design Politics of Bodies: Tackling the Coloniality of Bodies and Borders” Presentation and workshop in Papanek Symposium 2019, ‘Real World: Design, Politics, Future’, in the scope of Porto Design Biennale at Palácio de Cristal, Porto, Portugal, September 27, 2019 – invited speaker and workshop conductor with Decolonising Design Group

2019. “Designing in Queer Times: Material Politics of Coloniality, Identity and Power.” Lecture and debate in the program “Hacking as a Social Practice” organised by Felix Kosok, at HfG Offenbach University of Art and Design, Frankfurt, Germany, June 26, 2019 – invited lecturer

2018. “Arte, design e comunidade: há cultura sem política?” Presentation and debate in Colloquium “E o futuro? Ensinar arte e design na sociedade do instantâneo” organised by Victor dos Reis, at Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon, Portugal, October 26, 2018 – invited panel debater

2018. “Design Research, Performance Art, Gender.” Talk and debate with students of multimedia class on methodologies, taught by Rita Castro Neves at Faculty of Fine Arts in University of Porto, Portugal, October 25, 2018 – invited speaker

2018. “Colonised Bodies, Imperial Feminism, Material Practices.” Presentation and debate within the scope of the artistic project “A Topography of Excesses” hosted by Luiza Prado de O. Martins, at IASPIS (Swedish Arts Grants Committee) Stockholm, Sweden, May 28, 2018 – guest speaker

2018. “Decolonising Design in Building Platforms.” A series of talks and workshops in Beyond Change Conference organised by Swiss Design Network (SDN), at FHNW Academy of Art and Design Basel, Switzerland, March 8-10, 2018 – invited speaker with Decolonising Design Group

2018. “Blood Will not Tell: Menstrual Design, Humanitarianism, Imperial Feminism.” Presentation and debate in Festival Feminista do Porto, Gato Vadio, Porto, Portugal, March 4, 2018 – speaker

2017. “Body Politics by Design.” Small Talk Open Class Series at Faculty of Fine Arts organised by João Cruz, at University of Porto, Porto, Portugal, April 20, 2017 – invited lecturer

2015. “Queer Language of Artefacts.” The Summer School for Sexualities, Cultures and Politics, IPAK.Centar, Belgrade, Serbia, August 16-23, 2015 – speaker

2015. “Gendered VS. Queered Design: New Possibilities in Material Culture.” Today’s Talk Forum/Discussion Session of Swedish Consulate organised by Gürkan Özturhan, Istanbul, Turkey, January 8, 2015 – invited speaker